Repatriation Services From The USA To India

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

Bringing the mortal remains of your loved ones home is an emotional and complicated process. We at Beleiv understand the hurdles of such stressful situations. That is why our repatriation services from the USA to India are designed to guide you through every step of the process with empathy and care.
In fact, according to a Carnegie Endowment survey, with over 4.2 million members, Indian Americans are the second-largest immigrant group in the United States. The act of moving a loved one’s body may initially seem challenging, especially in light of the subsequent emotional upheaval and complicated legal processes.

We know that every family’s journey is unique, which is why we offer a range of services tailored to meet your individual needs. From transportation to documentation, we take care of everything so that you can focus on what truly matters – Being with your loved one in their last journey and preserving the memory of the moments for a lifetime.

Our compassionate team is composed of experienced professionals who have a deep understanding of the cultural and religious traditions that are important to you and your family. We listen closely to your wishes and work tirelessly to ensure that every detail is handled with the utmost respect and sensitivity.

Our repatriation services are spanned across all states of The USA:

We offer repatriation services from all states of The USA namely.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Rhode Island
  • Arizona
  • Massachusetts
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Montana
  • Sacramento
  • Colorado
  • Kentucky
  • Connecticut
  • Oklahoma,
  • Denver
  • Delaware
  • North Dakota
  • Dover
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Idaho
  • Minnesota Illinois
  • Indiana
  • New Mexico
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • Hawaii
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • South
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Nevada

Our repatriation services are spanned across all states of The USA:

  • Transportation of the body: We work with reputable airlines and transportation companies to ensure that your loved one’s body is transported safely and with dignity.
  • Documentation and permits: We take care of all the necessary paperwork and permits required for repatriation, so you don’t have to worry about navigating the complex bureaucracy.
  • Embalming and preservation: We offer embalming and preservation services to ensure that your loved one’s body is in the best possible condition for transportation.
  • Casket and urn selection: We can help you select the right casket or urn for your loved one’s remains, ensuring that it meets your cultural and religious traditions.
  • Funeral services: We can arrange funeral services in India, depending on your wishes.

Preparing The Body For Transportation

Be aware that some states require embalming for a body to enter the state and some states require embalming for a body to leave the state. A body must also be embalmed in some jurisdictions before it can be transported by a “common carrier” like an aeroplane, train, commercial bus, or trucking company.

Ask your elderly family members about their beliefs regarding embalming if your religion forbids it and contact us to learn more about it. 

Transporting Your Loved One's Body With Utmost Care

Our funeral representatives pick up bodies at the airport’s cargo terminal after they have been flown by cargo planes. However, you can escort the body (i.e., transport the body on a passenger aircraft with you), and you can pick it up yourself when it arrives.

How long Does It Take To Fly A Deceased Person From The USA To India?

It typically takes 1 to 2 days for a dead body to be transported by air from the USA to India and arrive at the destination airport. Several variables affect how long the journey will take. These factors that affect travel time are listed below.

  • How quickly a death certificate can be issued by the physician? A death certificate is typically issued quickly when someone passes away in a hospital. However, it might take a little longer if the death occurs away from the hospital.
  • The body must go through a postmortem examination after an unnatural death, which could take up to 5 hours and result in a certificate.
  • Another important factor is the accessibility of embalming facilities. The dead body must be transported to the closest city if there are no embalming facilities nearby to be embalmed. 
  • Few of the locations will have constrained flight availability; as a result, if a flight or cargo service is not available, it might take longer.

Cremation And Funeral Services Offered By Beleiv After Repatriation Services

Once the body has been repatriated, we provide cremation and funeral services. 

  • Traditional funeral services and memorial services
  • Assistance by our experienced staff to plan a service
  • Variety of cremation options- direct cremation and full-service cremation
  • Provision of a range of urns and memorial options 


Our repatriation services team is committed to understanding your requirements for funeral and cremation services. We strive to make the repatriation process as stress-free and easy as possible. If you have lost a loved one overseas and require repatriation services, please don’t hesitate and contact us at the earliest.

We have our presence in India and The USA to support you in all ways in all circumstances. We help sail you through the tough times easily with moments to cherish for a lifetime.

Requirements to be taken care of after the demise of a close one in the USA

Death Certificate: With assistance from the US consulate, procure the death certificate. This is a necessary step as the death certificate is a prerequisite for all procedures, like claiming insurance, preparing for repatriation, and funeral services.

Depending on the guidelines of the country, the process of obtaining a death certificate can vary. It is better to stay updated on this information to keep oneself prepared to get the document in time.
Legal proceedings: Every country follows a certain set of laws and orders. There are civil liabilities to be considered when there is a demise, depending on the cause of the death. The US consulate can be requested to recommend a legal counsel for representing the departed in case of any liabilities.
Transporting or Repartition of the remains: Following the death of a person, all the procedures like conducting an autopsy, post-mortem and clearance report are necessary. The time taken to manage these could differ based on the laws in the country.
This implies the amount of preparation and procedures one has to go through for Repartition services from the USA to India. This can be full of hassles and could lead to delay if not proceeded with proper knowledge. Hence, it is best to get in touch with Beleiv who has rich experience in this domain and can assist you with the best practices and procedures-obtaining all necessary documents, clearing legalities, and making arrangements with the airlines to transport the dead body overseas from the USA to India.


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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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