Community and Living
Repatriation of a Deceased Body Abroad
Some countries require a Cadaver Certificate before they will allow a body into the country for burial. The certificate, if issued, confirms that no epidemic of infectious disease occurred in the borough for some three months preceding the death.
This formality of obtaining the cadaver certificate is usually handled by the undertaker, making the arrangements on behalf of the relatives. However, anyone can apply. The funeral directors will also help with anything requested by the Coroner and with requirements of the authorities in the overseas country to which the deceased is going.
Some of these requirements may apply for burial in another part of the United Kingdom.
The certificate is issued by the Council in whose area the person died, or is to be exhumed from before reburial elsewhere.
For further information contact:
Open Spaces and Amenities
Tel: (01748) 829100