While there are steps your firms should generally take when arranging transportation for a body (either embalmed or cremated) from the United States to a foreign country, requirements may vary by country. NFDA maintains the following list of country-specific requirements; this information will be updated when new information is made available to NFDA.
Questions regarding country-specific requirements are usually best answered by officials at the receiving country’s embassy. Contact information can be found on the Embassy.org website. You can also call NFDA at 800-228-6332 for assistance with how to contact the appropriate embassy.
There are also several shipping companies that are ready and able to assist you. Visit the NFDA Supplier Directory to get started.
Some countries require documents accompanying human remains or cremated remains to be translated. If so, use NFDA’s endorsed document translation service.
ADVISORY: NFDA has compiled the country-specific shipping requirements and contact information as a benefit to our member funeral homes. Because countries may change their regulations and requirements without notice, NFDA does not warrant that the regulations and requirements listed for each country are accurate or up-to-date. NFDA HAS NO ROLE IN THE FORMULATION OR ISSUANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING REGULATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY COUNTRIES OR AIRLINES.