Repatriation Services Aberdeen

Welcome to Victoria Funeral Home. We understand that losing a loved one abroad can be an incredibly challenging and emotional experience. Our repatriation services in Aberdeen are designed to ease the burden and ensure a smooth and respectful return of your loved one to their home. Here, we explain the processes and intricacies involved in repatriation, and how we can assist you during this difficult time. Repatriation refers to the process of returning a deceased person’s body to their home country or place of origin. This process involves several legal, logistical, and administrative steps, which can be complex and overwhelming for grieving families. At Victoria Funeral Home, we have extensive experience in handling repatriations and are here to provide compassionate and professional support.


Initial Arrangements

The first step in the repatriation process is to notify the relevant authorities both in the country where the death occurred and in the UK. This includes registering the death with the local authorities and obtaining a death certificate. In many cases, the British consulate or embassy in the foreign country can assist with these initial steps.

Documentation and Legal Requirements

Repatriation involves several critical documents and legal requirements, including:

Death Certificate

A certified copy of the death certificate issued by the local authorities is essential. This document confirms the death and is required for further administrative procedures.

Embalming and Preservation

Depending on the country of death and the length of the journey, embalming or other preservation methods may be required. We will coordinate with local funeral homes to ensure that all necessary preparations are made according to international standards.

Legal Clearances

You will need legal clearances from both the country where the death occurred and the UK. This includes obtaining a “Consular Mortuary Certificate” and a “Non-Objection to Repatriation” certificate from the consulate or embassy. Our team will assist you in securing all necessary permits and clearances.

Transportation Arrangements

Arranging transportation for repatriation involves several logistical steps, including:

Flight Bookings

We will coordinate with airlines to book flights for the deceased, ensuring that all transportation complies with international regulations. This includes preparing the body for transport in a suitable coffin or container.

Handling with Care

Our team ensures that the deceased is handled with the utmost care and respect throughout the journey. We work with reputable carriers and service providers to guarantee safe and dignified transport.

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Arrival in Aberdeen

Once the deceased arrives in Aberdeen, we take over the arrangements to ensure a smooth transition and final preparations.

Customs Clearance

We will handle all customs clearance procedures at the port of entry, ensuring that the necessary paperwork is in order and that there are no delays.

Final Preparations

Upon arrival, we transport the deceased to our funeral home, where we make any final preparations as per your wishes. This includes any additional embalming, dressing, and preparation for the funeral service.

Planning the Funeral

After repatriation, we assist you in planning a personalised funeral service in Aberdeen. Our compassionate team is here to support you in creating a meaningful and respectful farewell for your loved one.

Personalised Services

We offer a range of customisable options for the funeral service, including venue selection, ceremony planning, and memorialisation. Our goal is to help you honor your loved one’s memory in a way that reflects their unique life and legacy.

Legal and Administrative Support

Our team provides ongoing support with any additional legal and administrative requirements, such as registering the death in the UK and handling any necessary documentation for the funeral.

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Contact Us

At Victoria Funeral Home, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate repatriation services in Aberdeen. If you are facing the difficult task of repatriating a loved one, please contact us. Our experienced team is here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a smooth and respectful return to their home.

Thank you for considering Victoria Funeral Home. Let us assist you in bringing your loved one back to Aberdeen with dignity and care. Contact us today.

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