What is repatriation? Repatriation is the process of returning a deceased person to their designated location, typically their place of origin or another specified destination. This process is necessary when someone passes away far from home, whether in another county or country. The main aim of repatriation is to reunite the departed with their family so they can say their final goodbyes surrounded by loved ones.
The process is relatively complex, involving coordinating with funeral directors locally and possibly internationally to ensure the respectful transfer of the deceased back to their chosen location. This process includes legal considerations and collaboration with professionals in different regions. The primary commitment of repatriation is to facilitate a prompt return, allowing families to initiate funeral arrangements and find closure in their own time and space.
Repatriation Service as Part of our Funeral Arrangements
At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we are dedicated to helping with all aspects of funeral arrangements, from the most basic to the most elaborate. As part of our commitment to this, we offer a repatriation service to get your loved one back to Norfolk or anywhere else. We understand that the priority is to bring your loved one back to their family even if they passed away far from home so that they can receive the farewell they deserve from those who love them.
Our team are trained to assist with all aspects of repatriating from near or far. Should your loved one pass away while in another county or even country, we can make all of the repatriation arrangements to bring them back with our care without delay.
Nationwide and National Repatriation
We work alongside other independent funeral directors nationwide who can initially take somebody into their care until we can collect them and return them to our chapel of rest. If your loved one passes away in another country, we work with the professionals in that country, ensuring that your loved one can come home as soon as all legalities have been addressed.
Repatriating someone back to their home area does not mean that funeral arrangements cannot be made while all the necessary documentation is being sought and organised. We can meet with you in either of our branches in Great Yarmouth, Martham or at your home and begin talking about the funeral of your loved one. We can help you choose music, assemble service sheets, and assist with arranging everything that will make for an individual and personal funeral service.
Our Repatriation Process
Murrant Family Funeral Services aims to support families during difficult times, including our thorough and compassionate repatriation process. Below is a brief overview of the repatriating process we follow to ensure your family member is returned to you promptly and with dignity.
Families initiate the repatriation process by consulting with our experienced funeral service professionals to discuss their specific needs and preferences.
Repatriation Legal Documentation and Confirmation
Our team ensures the necessary legal documentation, including obtaining the death certificate. It confirms eligibility for repatriation based on local and international regulations.
Transportation Coordination for Repatriation
We coordinate transportation logistics with airlines or specialised transport providers, choosing the most suitable mode of transport, whether as cargo or through a repatriation service.
Customs and International Documentation for Repatriation
Our dedicated team manages customs clearance procedures and prepares all required documentation, liaising with consulates or embassies when necessary.
Reception at Destination
Our trusted local family funeral experts ensure a seamless transition upon arrival at the destination, complying with any additional local regulations.
Funeral Arrangements at the Destination
Our team meet with the family to finalise funeral arrangements, addressing cultural, religious, or individual preferences. Then, the deceased is laid to rest through burial or cremation based on the family’s wishes, with our team providing ongoing support throughout the entire process.
Our dedicated professionals maintain open communication with the family throughout the repatriating process, providing guidance and support to ensure a respectful and personalised farewell for your loved one. At Murrant Family Funeral Services, we strive to alleviate the logistical burdens, allowing families to focus on commemorating the life of their dear departed.
Dedicated Funeral Services Team
Our dedicated team will guide and assist you from our first meeting through the repatriation process and up to the funeral, ensuring a stress-free experience. If you need to recover a loved one and you need assistance, please contact us.