Repatriation of The Deceased Body
There are many ways in which you can help the family of a departed loved one with the assistance of repatriation services. One way is to assist them in transporting their loved one’s remains home. Another way is to do just the opposite, and transport their remains back to the country where they were born. If it is important for the body to be brought back to its original country of origin, or if the wishes of the deceased are not known, a funeral director may be able to provide this service.
Consult an Experienced Funeral Director
There are many benefits to using funeral directors that can help with the process of repatriation services. They will be able to assist with making arrangements with airlines and cargo companies. They will also be knowledgeable about what documentation is needed to get things accomplished. The funeral director may even be aware of other ways to get the remains to its destination without putting your loved one in any more stress than he already had. These professionals have all been trained to deal with situations that come up, so they can help you meet the needs of funeral services as best as possible. They can work closely with the funeral home to make sure everything goes smoothly, and to offer support during this difficult time.
Process Of Repatriation
Repatriation Service usually takes place at the closest airport or border port where the plane lands after departure. The staff and the deceased’s remains will be transported through refrigerated trucks, out of the country and to the chosen cemetery of the client. The coffins normally arrive in two to four days. Thereafter, all charges are inclusive and includes transportation charges. In some cases, other funeral services are arranged by the funeral home.
Many times, an inbound service or Repatriation Package is prearranged. These types of arrangements are made with the help of a coordinator who handles all the logistics and special requests. The cost of the Repatriation Package typically varies depending on the number of hours worked, and the location and time of death. If an inbound repatriation package is prearranged, it doesn’t always mean additional charges for an outbound service or memorial service.
The number of staff needed to handle a situation varies. It depends on how many flights are landing at any one time. In many cases, there will be additional staff needed to tend to any problems that arise during transport of the deceased overseas back home from the hospital. Because the situation is so emotionally charged, the family prefers to leave things as they are.
Repatriation involves processing the death certificate and death records. The next step involves contacting the Embassy for assistance and information about where to find the deceased relative once they have returned home. This includes contacting the spouse, children, and other relatives overseas. Once contacted, they can make a decision whether to cooperate with the funeral service, or not.
Funeral services can take place at anytime, anywhere. Because this is an emotional time, it is necessary to keep logistics as simple as possible. There are certain items that need to be in place before the funeral even begins. These include: funeral service program, funeral obituary, cremation urns or caskets, burial flowers, etc…
Many embalming and cremation facilities are highly skilled in their field, and highly organized. Repatriation requires a high level of organization, work ethic, dedication, and professionalism. It requires extensive paperwork, and thorough documentation of all the required paperwork. Many funeral directors are fully trained in all aspects of embalming and cremation procedures.
Due to the high level of planning involved in the repatriation, many families opt to leave the decision of where to hold the funeral service until after everything is complete. Because the logistics of transporting the body overseas can be so complex, sometimes the bereaved family does not have the necessary information to make this decision themselves. The funeral director can often provide assistance here as well.
A number of factors can determine the cost of an international repatriation services. It is common for the price to increase based on the location of the deceased, the foreign country of origin, the severity of the illness, and the health of the deceased upon death. It is also common for the price to decrease if the deceased had any assets that were abroad and such things as long-term care insurance.
Repatriation services do not have to be expensive if you let us help you get through these stages with our affordable funeral services in Singapore. If you would like to organize the transportation and other details yourself, contact us and we will assist you every step of the way. You may even save money on this process as it can take longer than many people anticipate. Let us help you get through these stressful times, while still focusing on the future.