The Basics of Repatriation
When death strikes a loved one, the family is overwhelmed by grief. Every task and situation becomes stressful and challenging. If death takes place in a foreign country or another state, your stress knows no bounds.
This is because of the practical challenges faced in bringing the body of the loved one back home. You will have no experience in handling such a situation and will be confounded by various questions like:
- How do I start the process of getting the body?
- What is the nature of paperwork I need to handle?
- Who do I approach to handle the paperwork?
- Will it be a lengthy process?
Inter-State Repatriation Of A Dead Body
In case of an inter-state death, Australian law requires that the death is recorded in the state where the death has taken place. No death certificate is necessary to repatriate the body. Our funeral home will assist you in the transfer of the body.
Repatriating A Body To Australia From Abroad
When the death occurs in a foreign country, it is registered in that country. You can seek help from sources such as the local police or an Australian Consul to understand the repatriation process. Before you travel to the foreign country to get the body, collect information such as:
- Whether the foreign country has an Australian Embassy
- What are their address and telephone number and working hours?
- What are the options, if there is no embassy?
We Can Be Of Help In The Process
You can always handle basic things. But you will need help in handling the actual process of repatriating the body to the country of your choice. We at Paul Lahood’s Funerals have long years of experience in organising important aspects like embalming and preparing the body for transport before it is sent to the desired country.
We ensure that the family is saved from the stress of the repatriation process. We follow global embalming standards. Our experts coordinate with the consulate or embassy and the freight company to transport the body to its destination. We have developed a specialisation in the recovery of individuals whose death has occurred in a foreign country.
It’s best to contact our funeral director in Sydney and discuss your requirements for the best solutions. For any more information, simply speak with Paul Lahood’s Funerals’ funeral director in Sydney at this number-02 9564 0223. You also have the option to send us your queries using this contact us form and we will call you back within the shortest possible time.