The repatriation trip
The principle is based on the need to travel the body of the deceased and generally to cross one or more borders. Air transport is preferred to the alternative of the road. Once the assistance is requested, the coordination team (funeral societies, freight, airlines) will set up to organize the repatriation trip. After formalization of the repatriation quote, an administrative file is created, which makes it possible to carry out the administrative and legal steps (town hall, prefecture, consulate, police station). As you will have understood, the delay in setting up the repatriation of a body can vary (complexity of the context, experience of the speakers on the international relations …). Again, your friends who have experienced this will tell you that it is better to choose professionals who are used to this technical and also diplomatic management.
To be even more “pragmatic” three particular points. During the journey, the body of the deceased is necessarily placed in a hermetic zinc envelope inside a coffin. It may also be, depending on the country of destination, that some care of conservation of the body is required (made by the thanatopractor). The family is sometimes allowed to board the same flight as the deceased. A good funeral repatriation bodyguard will support 1 to 2 tickets for accompanying persons.
The Guarantee Funeral Repatriation of Body Legal Protection Funeral
This is why Universcia has also added a Funeral Legal Protection in the contract. Indeed, the intervention of a lawyer or a legal service may be necessary in some cases of funeral arrangements. Attention, this legal protection is not provided for anything other than the disputes related to the organization of the funeral of the deceased. Ask your Universcia advisor if you think your file may have legal complications. Anticipating these risks will be an important action in repatriation assistance and in the fluid management of the context.