National Repatriation of Remains – UK Body Repatriation

UK to UK Body Repatriation

Global Funeral Repatriation offers a comprehensive repatriation service from the UK to any city within the UK.

Advice for Families

What to do when someone passes away?

We understand the difficulties when a relative passes away abroad. We will simplify the process, and managing the whole repatriation for you. We provide the best support to help you and your loved one return home by providing a professional and dignified service.

What do I need to do?

The first thing that’s required is to complete our Instruction form which can be emailed to you by our team Global Funeral Repatriation will then take care of all further aspects of the repatriation until the person who has passed away has reached their final destination.The official documents we need from you are:


We have great experience in expediting the repatriation process and can usually achieve a repatriation within a few days (paperwork depending)- please speak to our team about this. However, if speed isn’t of the essence, we can arrange a repatriation and then hold pending a flight date. Our fees include 90 days mortuary care, although if you speak to us regarding any longer-term requirements, we will be most accommodating.

Global Funeral Repatriation operates a 24 hour, 365 days per year caring, repatriation service within the UK. Our family are available to take your call whenever you need us. We are able to transfer the deceased anywhere within the United Kingdom the same or next day. We can arrange all the necessary paperwork required and will liaise with any third parties such as funeral directors at the destination.

Transporting Human Remains Within the UK

The Repatriation of human remains from one specified location to another. This service can include the movement of human remains in the form of cremated remains. We only ever offer a personal service, whereby a member of our family will collect the ashes or remains and deliver them to the specified location personally. We do not utilise third parties such as postage, parcel, or logistics companies.


We have our own paperwork that is made available to you following a repatriation. We complete a ‘First Call & Quotation’ document, and a ‘Repatriation Report’ document.

First Call & Quotation

This document is used to outline all requirements that you have, it specifies all documents required of you, and us in order to repatriate; legally, effectively, and preparatory with a future funeral service in mind. This document also outlines the quotation as discussed with you, broken down for your advice.

Repatriation Report

This document specifies all of the details of the person who has passed away. It acts as a checklist for paperwork that we are required to collect on your behalf, logs and jewellery or property that we handle, and requires a signature from third parties to countersign the information on that document (e.g. a member of staff at a hospital where we collect someone who has passed away), justifying that the person has any jewellery or property at the time that we attended.

Then a third party at the location where we take the person who has passed away to, will sign to take custody of those items listed, out of our care).

Both documents are duplicated meaning that we can leave one copy with the person that we hand over to upon disembarkation. We can then email or post copies upon request.

We understand how distressing the passing of a loved one can be, especially if they have passed away in another city or a location that is not close to home. Our family strives to take out the stress of getting your loved one home.

If your loved one has passed away and you require advice on getting them home then contact us today on 0330 175 7517

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