Repatriation Services from Australia to India

Connecting destinations back to the homeland, with our Repatriation services.

Repatriation is the process of transporting a dead body from one country to another or a state. Indian nationals who pass away while living in Australia, repatriating the body to India can provide comfort to grieving family members. 

However, this process has multiple requirements to meet both from funeral service providers as well as deceased family members which include logistics, legal documentation, online ticket bookings, and costs. This is where funeral service providers play a significant role and Beleiv is one of them.

Process of Repatriation Adopted by Believ

Believ’s team will support you in carrying out the obligations listed below for repatriating a body from Australia to India:
  • Obtaining a death certificate from Australian authorities
  • Embalming and preparing the body for international transport
  • Booking a flight to transport the deceased 
  • Obtaining necessary documents like export permits, no objection certificates, passports, ID proofs, etc.
  • Coordinating with funeral agents in India to receive the body
Throughout this complex process, the deceased individual family is dependent on the services of a repatriation service provider to handle all arrangements. Our kind-hearted team specializes in these areas and to date has successfully managed by keeping in mind the beliefs and values of deceased families. We pay great attention to what you want and put in a lot of effort to make sure that everything is done with a great amount of care and consideration.

Timeline for Australia to India Repatriation

The process typically takes 1 to 4 days from the time of death until the body is laid to rest in India. Costs and timelines can vary based on location, flight availability, and other factors are listed below:
  • After an unnatural death, a death certificate is normally provided swiftly in a hospital; but, if the death occurs elsewhere, it could take longer. 
  • The presence of embalming amenities is essential since the body must go through a postmortem inspection that might last up to 5 hours. 
  • In the absence of embalming facilities, the body must be moved to the closest city.
  • The time it takes to issue the certificate could also be impacted by limited flights being available.

States Covered & Jurisdiction for Our Repatriation Services

Within Australia, we offer these services across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland states.
  • Believ’s staff and management are associated with leading travel companies for offering funeral services in India, guaranteeing the body’s secure and respectable transfer. 
  • We take care of the necessary documents, licenses, embalming, storage, container and urn choices, funeral services if families prefer to choose, and cultural and spiritual customs while guaranteeing a smooth and respectful process. 
  • We take into consideration Australia’s government jurisdiction before being transported by a common carrier like an airplane, railway, commercial bus, or trucking firm; because certain states require embalming for individuals coming into or going out of their borders. 
  • If a senior family member’s belief disallows embalming, it is crucial to ask about their views on the matter, and keeping this in mind we get in touch with families for more details.

Believ’s Services for Repatriation

The primary services of Believ for moving dead body from Australia to India are listed below:

Legal Work- All states have their predefined rules and regulations to be followed and one has to adhere to this. In circumstances of legal responsibilities arising after a decedent’s death, legal assistance is requested to represent the deceased, ensuring that they are appropriately managed while solving any possible concerns.

Preparing for Transportation- Beleiv, a seasoned professional in repartition services, has a crystal clear process of shipping the deceased person’s body from Australia to India. We make sure all required paperwork is gathered, legal processes are resolved, and plans are made with airlines to guarantee a seamless journey

Required Documentation- With guidance from Australia’s deputies, obtain a death certificate to use with insurance applications, repatriation planning, and burial arrangements. To acquire prompt documents, stay informed of national regulations.

  1. No objection certificates (NOC)
  2. Export permits
  3. Family members ID proofs
  4. Funerary box certificate
  5. Passport of corpse
  6. Certificate of Freezing
  7. Postmortems Reports
  8. No infection certificate
  9. Two-way airfare for cargo flights

Our specialists are available 24×7 hours to assist in avoiding disruptions and maintaining a secure yet effective process. For further arrangements & other assistance, call on 9901224122.


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What does Repatriation mean?

Repatriation is the process of transporting a deceased individual from one country to another, where the family members of the deceased person are residing. Some people from India, who die abroad would have expressed a desire to be buried or cremated in India. This will be taken care of and adequate services are provided by Beleiv.

Can anyone arrange Air transportation for the dead body personally?

No. Airlines authorities will not approve. Only certified Funeral Service providers like Beleiv or a specialized transport company can arrange for domestic or International dead-body Transportation Services.

Is it necessary to contact two shipping companies, while transporting dead bodies between two countries?

Not every time. At Beleiv, our funeral directors will be contacting their partners or shipping authorities in both countries for easy and hassle-free transportation of dead bodies.

What is the duration taken to repatriate a body?

The time taken to repatriate the body varies and depends on the distance of the place the individual died. Although it normally takes between 5 to 7 days, if the deceased died of natural causes. If there is a delay due to post-mortem procedures, it may take 10 to 15 days as the case may be.

What documents are necessary for repatriation to India?

Repatriation of a loved one’s body to India will need the following documentation:

  • Death Registration Form (for Indian nationals only).
  • Original death certificate as well as a copy.
  • Permit for Burial or Cremation.
  • A letter or certificate of “Non-Communicable Disease” from the Public Health Office.
  • Out-of-province coroner’s certificate, Embalming certificate, consignee’s details such as., name, address, phone number, etc.
  • Flight Information

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