Repatriation Services from Saudi Arabia to India

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

Saudi Arabia has been home to over 3 million Indian expats over the years. Many have lived and worked in the Kingdom for decades, building lives there. Sadly, some pass away during their stay. When this happens, we make sure to send them back to India respectfully so their loved ones can lay them to rest, as they would have wanted.

Believ Repatriation Process

The repatriation process from Saudi Arabia to India involves several steps:

 Local funeral arrangements

  • Obtaining a death certificate from the hospital/authorities
  • Embalming and dressing the deceased
  • Providing a casket/coffin as per requirements


  •  Attestation of death certificate by Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from sponsor/employer
  • Clearance from the Indian Embassy/Consulate


  • Booking a flight for repatriation
  • Coordinating with airlines for date and time
  • Ensuring all paperwork is complete

 Customs clearance

  • Clearance of mortal remains at the airport by customs
  • Smooth handover of documentation

 Receiving in India

  • Assistance with customs clearance at arrival airport
  • Coordinating hearse transfer to a local destination

Why choose us?

With over 1 year of experience in repatriations, we are the most trusted provider of repatriation services from Saudi Arabia to India. Below are some primary reasons:

  • Pan-India network: We have a presence across India with associates in all major cities. This ensures seamless services on arrival.
  • 24×7 assistance: Our team works round-the-clock to provide support and assistance before, during, and after the repatriation.
  • Competitive pricing: We offer cost-effective packages with complete transparency on pricing. There are no hidden charges.
  • Professional handling: Our trained staff treats the mortal remains with utmost dignity, care, and respect during the repatriation.
  • Timely repatriation: We arrange timely flight clearances and documentation to ensure quick repatriation.

Prerequisites for Repatriating

To begin the repatriation process, the following would be required:

  •  Passport copy of deceased
  •  Death certificate (attested)
  •  Burial permit or no-objection certificate
  •  Embalming certificate
  •  Contact details of family members

Our repatriation process

We follow a streamlined process for seamless repatriations:

  1. Transfer and burial locally

 After death, the mortal remains are transferred to our facility. We will arrange for burial or cremation locally as per the family’s wishes.

  1. Documents required

 Our team will complete all documentation formalities with relevant ministries and the Indian embassy.

  1. Embalming and casketing

 We will prepare the mortal remains as per International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.

  1. Flight formalities

 We will liaise with the airlines to arrange for the earliest possible flight for repatriation to India.

  1. Departure formalities

 Our team will handle all customs clearance and make sure your loved one is treated with the utmost care and respect as they are loaded onto the plane.  

  1. Arrival assistance

 Our Indian associates will be there to receive the mortal remains and assist with customs clearance.

  1. Local cremation/burial

 At the end of the journey, we will organize a respectful transfer of your loved one to the final resting place chosen by the family for the funeral service.   

To Sum Up

To begin the repatriation process or for any assistance, please contact our case managers. We’re here for you 24/7 during this hard time. You can trust us to bring your loved one home with dignity, on time, and without any hassle.


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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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