International Transportation For The Deceased

We offer a comprehensive international repatriation service

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Repatriation of The Deceased

ECD International are experienced in Repatriation of Human Remains for the deceased in order to return and repatriate your loved one back to their country.

Embassies, Consulates, Government Departments and International Companies worldwide rely on the expertise and compassion of ECD International to manage the return and repatriate of loved ones to their home country.

We are committed to professionalism, dignity, care and respect, and we will guide and assist you every step of the way in bringing the deceased back home, where Repatriation Services UK will be waiting to take care of the final journey.

With over 35 years experience, at ECD International your loved ones are in safe hands. Our specialist staff are regularly updated on the constantly changing rules and regulations of countries all over the world, so that we can always ensure accurate handling of all travel arrangements including paperwork, customs clearance, airway bills, security charges, handling costs and passage through international airports.

24-hour Repatriation of Human Remains

Before commencing the journey home, one of our appointed International Funeral Directors will carefully prepare the deceased for transit. Our overseas agent will arrange travel to the airport and the flight home. Rest assured, wherever the consignment travels, we can trace it through a global, 24-hour tracking service and the precise location of the shipment can be maintained at all times.

Our competitive flat-rate transportation fee for the Repatriation of human remains is based on geographic zones rather than weight or size of the coffin. This can greatly reduce the cost, with savings up to 40% when compared with standard cargo rates.

Complete care and expertise

We understand that repatriation of the deceased / human remains is a process requiring knowledge of law, regulations and handling requirements in each of the countries involved.

As members of IATA and SAIF, and with over 35 years of experience and specialisation in the field, we get most of our work through recommendation.

We have extensive knowledge of human remains and handle everything from documentation to conveyance arrangements. We aim to provide compassionate, comprehensive guidance and support to anyone in need of repatriation of human remains so please contact us with your requirements.

Repatriation Services UK

Repatriation, following the death of a loved one, especially in a foreign land, is a confusing and emotional process for the bereaved.

Government agencies such as Embassies and Consulates are helpful but their assistance is, understandably, limited to advice in such matters i.e. they cannot negotiate contracts, make representations or find and engage services and prices on your behalf.
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Repatriation Documentation

With more than 35 years of repatriation experience, our experts are familiar with all types of forms, certificates and other documentation required for repatriation. We have helped families and corporate clients to repatriate their loved ones back to their countries. We all know that transportation across borders during repatriation adds complexity, and our experts ensure that you understand this process whilst delivering the highest quality service.
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Q.1: When can I call you to arrange repatriation?
Ans: You can call us 24/7. Once the death has occurred, you can call us immediately and we’ll start making the necessary arrangements.

Q.2: Is it possible to transport the deceased by myself?
Ans: There are several requirements that one needs to meet for repatriation, so it is not normally possible to arrange the transportation (road or air) of human remains by yourself.

Q.3: What are the formalities that I need to follow before repatriation?
Ans: When ECD International handles the repatriation process, you don’t have to do anything except register the death. We take care of all formalities - from initial documentation and final flight booking, to the preparation of the deceased and human remains for repatriation.

Q.4: Can we travel on the same flight as the deceased?
Ans: Yes, in most of the cases we can book your seat as well.

Q.5: What are your cost estimates?
Ans: The cost depends upon several factors like the country where the deceased is located and where they need to be transported. Once we have the relevant information, we can give you an accurate estimate.

Q.6: Is it mandatory to be in the country where a loved one died?
Ans: No, just grant us power of attorney by writing a letter and signing it - we’ll handle all the remaining formalities.

Q.7: Can I sign the power of attorney letter?
Ans: If you’re one of the family members then you can sign the power of attorney.

Why Choose ECD International?

  • Personal attention by experienced staff
  • Preparation of the deceased by experienced funeral directors
  • A flat rate transportation fee across international zones
  • Savings of up to 40% of the conventional cargo 'N' rates
  • Airport handling and documentation
  • 24 hour Internet consignment tracking
  • Meet and greet services at international airports
  • Optional transport to and from airports
  • Hotel and travel arrangements for the bereaved
  • Door to door service to European destinations
  • Stress management counseling
  • Executive jet charter

Make A Booking

To make a booking please fill out the details below. This form will then take you to another section to continue the booking as we will need more information to complete the request.

Booking Stages

1 Cosignor Details
2 Consignee Details
3 Details Of Human Remains
4 Flight Details
  • Cosignor Details


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Compassionate Funerals



Our staff will help and guide you on every aspect including the cost and requirements of preparing and then transporting the deceased to the airport and through international airspace to the destination country.


Inbound Repatriation of Human Remains

Embassies, Consulates, Government Departments and Companies worldwide rely on the expertise and compassion of ECD International to manage the return of loved ones to their home country.

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A Total Service

ECD International offer a complete range of related services which, in combination, can be tailored to provide you with a “Total Service”.