Repatriation Services from Netherlands to India

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

Moving a loved one’s remains from the Netherlands to India can be a difficult process. We understand how overwhelming arranging repatriation can be during a time of grief. Our experienced team is here to guide you each step of the way.

Why Choose Believ for Repatriation?

Repatriation companies have extensive experience managing international transfers of human remains. We take care of:
  • Logistics – Transport booking, pickup and customs clearance
  • Documentation – Obtaining the Netherlands and India’s paperwork
  • Legal Compliance – Meeting all regulations for international repatriation
  • Embalming – Preparing and preserving the body
  • Liaising with Funeral Homes – Coordinating handoff in both countries
In short, our company will minimize complications so families can focus onving.

Our Repatriation Process

We understand this is an incredibly difficult time. Our step-by-step repatriation process aims to minimize stress and ensure your loved one is repatriated with care:
  • We will collect the required documents from you and work closely with the relevant consulates/authorities to secure permissions.
  • Your loved one’s remains will be prepared as per international standards and guidelines. 
  • We will arrange air transportation via commercial airlines or private charters down the line, depending on your preference. 
  • Our representatives will escort the remains door-to-door from the place of death to the final destination.
  • Once the remains arrive in India, we will coordinate with the team & other staff members to arrange final burial/cremation services if required.

Repatriation Services Offered at Believ

Bangalore-based business, Beleiv provides funeral and repatriation services to individuals of all faiths.
  • We offer end-to-end services around the clock in India and other nations with a committed team of skilled employees, guaranteeing clients a seamless transaction. 
  • If required, we can arrange mortuary services in India while awaiting repatriation. Our facilities are equipped to international standards.
  • We can coordinate with funeral homes in the Netherlands to arrange final burial or cremation services once the remains have arrived.
  • Currently, Believ offers only commercial airline transportation and not private air ambulance charters. This is also depending on your needs and budget.
  • For commercial airlines, we will book flights and coordinate all documentation for clearance.
  • Remains will be transported as cargo on commercial airlines. This is the most affordable option but can involve longer transit times.

Documentation Required

To repatriate remains from the Netherlands to India, certain documents are required:
  • Copy of Death Certificate – Issued by the local authorities in India. This is one of the crucial documents.
  • No Objection Certificate – Issued by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in India. This certifies that they have no objections to the repatriation. 
  • Burial/Cremation Certificate– Issued by the funeral home/crematorium in India. States that the remains have been prepared for repatriation as per international standards.
  • Import Permit – Issued by the Dutch government allowing import of human remains into the country. This will be organised on your behalf by us.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our staff & team is available 24/7 online to give you the right advice and needed support.


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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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