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Certificate for Transporting Dead Bodies to India

Certificate for Transporting Dead Bodies to India

If the next of kin/ relative (s)/ family member (s) of the deceased wish to transport the dead body to India for funeral purposes, the High Commission issues a No Objection Certificate (NOC) in this regard for transportation of dead body to India.  Before issuance of this NOC, next of kin/ relative (s)/ family member (s) of the deceased have to complete certain formalities with local government authorities and have to appoint a Funeral Director/ Undertaker to complete other required formalities for transportation of the dead body. For this service, applicants have to apply in Person only.

Death of an Indian national should be registered with the High Commission by the next of kin/ relative (s)/ family member (s) of the deceased by submitting the death certificate and last held Indian passport of the deceased. Form for death registration is available at the link ‘Forms for Consular Services’ and also available at Consular counter. Next of Kin/Relative (s)/ Family Member (s) or Funeral Director/ Undertaker (if authorized by next of kin/ relative (s)/ family member (s)) may complete the formalities.

Requirements:

  1. Miscellaneous Application Form : Miscellaneous Application Form and Death Registration Form (if the deceased was Indian national) dully filled in and signed by the applicant/ informant(for Miscellaneous Application Form and Death Registration Form, please visit the link 'Forms for Consular Services') 

    1. If the applicant/ informant is Indian Passport Holder: Valid passport in original and copies of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer’s observation (s) (if any).

    2. If the applicant/ informant is Other Passport Holder: Valid passport in original and copies of the passport pages containing personal particulars of the passport holder.

  2. Proof of Residence of the applicant/ informant: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (recent landline telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill/council Tax bill) or Driving License or lease deed (of residence) etc. where the applicant’s/ informant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.

  3. Death Certificate (of the deceased) issued by the relevant local authority in original and its photocopy.

  4. Coroner’s Out of England Order in original and it’s photocopy.

  5. Doctor’s Free from Infection Certificate in original and it’s photocopy.

  6. Embalming certificate from the Funeral Director/ Undertaker in original and it’s photocopy..

  7. Certificate from the Funeral Director/ Undertaker confirming that the packing of the body is in accordance with international regulations.

  8. Flight details and name, address, telephone number etc. of the consignee in India.

  9. Original Passport of the deceased (for cancellation in case of Indian Passport holder), Original OCI/PIO card (for cancellation if the deceased had obtained any of these cards).

  10. If a person accompanies the body to India, photocopies of the passport page (s) containing personal particulars of the person who accompanies the body to its final destination in India with a written request from him/ her undertaking full responsibility for transportation of the body.

    If the person who accompanies the body to India or collects the body in India is not a relative of the deceased, the next of kin/ a relative/ a family member of the deceased must convey his/ her consent notarised Undertaking by fax / or scan copy via email to the Consular Section of the High Commission for transportation of the body to India through the authorized person.

    If the body is transported without any escort, an Affidavit  from  next of kin/ relative (s)/ family member (s) taking full responsibility for collecting the body at the airport in India along with photocopy of passport or any other photo identity document in respect of the next of kin/ relative (s)/ family member (s), needs to be furnished.

  11. Letter from Funeral Director/ Undertaker taking responsibility for: Completion of all the required documentation/ formalities, transportation of the body to final destination, contacting the next of kin/ relatives/ family members of the deceased and informing them about the exact date and time of arrival of the body in India

  12. Fee: £0.20 if the deceased was Indian Passport Holder and £17.00 if the deceased was Other Passport Holder. (Fee is payable either in cash or through crossed postal order drawn in favour of "High Commission of India, London". No Credit or Debit card will be accepted)

  13. Processing Time: Normally, Same Day/Next Working Day