Repatriation Services from the United Arab Emirates to India

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

Moving back to India from the United Arab Emirates is quite a challenging & hectic process. Using a professional repatriation service can help make the transition smoother. Here are the details of repatriation from the UAE to India and how as a repatriation company we can assist.

Documentation Needed for Repatriation

There is important documentation required by both the UAE and India when repatriating. This includes:

UAE Documentation– Cancellation of visa, Emirates ID return, closing bank accounts, rental contract termination, etc.

Indian Documentation– Proof of residence in India, passport, visa, PIO, or OCI card if applicable.

As a repatriation service provider, we are familiar with all documentation required on both sides and can ensure it is complete before travel.

Shipping Household Goods and Personal Effects

Relocating your possessions, household goods, and automobiles to India from the United Arab Emirates necessitates professional expertise in navigating customs rules, shipping methods, and import taxes. We will handle:

  • Packing– Proper packing by professionals ensures belongings survive the journey intact.
  • Customs Clearance– Navigating customs requirements in the UAE and India prevents delays or penalties.
  • Door-to-Door Shipping– Coordinating pickup from a UAE residence and delivery to an Indian residence.
  • Storage– Short or long-term storage options if needed.

Repatriation Flights

Believ will arrange one-way flights to India that align with the shipment of goods. This includes:

  • Booking– Finding an optimal flight route and timing.
  • Coordination– Matching flights with shipment schedules. 
  • Transportation– Arranging pickup from UAE residence and drop off at the Indian airport.

Repatriation Costing

Repatriation costs include packing, shipping, customs, flights, and other fees. Believ will provide a detailed estimate upfront. We often offer package deals that cover the entire process at an affordable price. Extra services are usually available for additional fees if required.

Cancellation of UAE Services

Closing accounts and canceling services in the UAE takes time. We will systematically shut down utilities, memberships, insurance, licenses, and anything else that needs terminating. With our experience, the cancellation process is smooth and thorough, avoiding any loose ends.

Cultural Transition Upon Repatriation

Moving back to India after years abroad requires cultural adjustment. Be open-minded about changes during your time away. Reconnect with local customs and etiquette. Don’t judge too quickly. Appreciate your home country with fresh eyes. Embrace family support. As a repatriation service provider, we can provide cross-cultural training and advice.   

Why Choose a Professional Repatriation Provider?

Navigating repatriation requirements between countries as large and bureaucratic as the UAE and India is complex. Believ, a professional repatriation service provider offers many benefits:

  1. Convenience We manage the entire process for you.
  2. Efficiency– Experts know how to get things done correctly and quickly.
  3. Compliance– Avoiding customs delays, penalties, and rejections. 
  4. Cultural Knowledge– Insight into cultural nuances and language barriers.
  5. Door-to-Door Service– Pickup in UAE and delivery in India.
  6. Peace of Mind – Let us handle the stress!

For those returning home to India after living abroad in the UAE, our team can simplify and streamline the entire process.   


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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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