Repatriation is the return of a living or deceased person to his or her own country as a national of that State. Also, in the case of death in a foreign country, this service is used - the delivery of the deceased body to Latvia, which is internationally known as a repatriation service. Sometimes you may encounter the term transboundary transport of a deceased person or the international transportation of deceased people.
Nowadays, when people often choose to study, work abroad, travel, or relax outside of Latvia, they also face a problem like the death of a relative in a foreign country. What to do and what to do in this situation? How much does it cost to bring a relative to your home country?
Most often you have to decide whether to organize cremation abroad or to bring the deceased body back to your homeland and bury it in a traditional way. Memorial Services provides information on what to do if an unexpected surprise is the death of a relative abroad, the first steps and the cost of repatriation. Where to turn to bring the dead back to my homeland?
In each country, there are different rules and procedures for how the deceased is removed from the state - therefore, the Memorial Services portal of the Latvian Memorial Services recommends that burial companies with experience and direct qualitative repatriation services be offered. These services are not cheap and the arrival of a deceased person in general will exceed the limit of EUR 1,000.00, but cremation services abroad are not cheap, so it is to be expected that this procedure together with the burial will cost 2000.00 EUR. Usually these costs lie on the shoulders of the loved ones, but there are various ways to partially or completely cover these expenses. Read the portal's articles, where you will find answers to these and many other questions such as:
- How much does it cost to bring the dead from England or Ireland?
- What documents are needed to bring the deceased from abroad back to Latvia?
- What to do if a relative is dead abroad?
- How to get a funeral allowance if a relative has died abroad?
- Where to turn to bring dead relatives to Latvia?
- How to arrange a funeral if a relative died abroad?
If a relative is dead abroad, then it is necessary to transport it to the homeland with specialized transport - a capelin and rules that the dead can only be transported in a zinc coffin. When you bring a late person to Latvia, you must overturn it in a normal coffin because it is forbidden to burial a zinc coffin in a cemetery.
The portal Memorial Services provides an informative solution when people are faced with situations like the death of a close relative abroad and his return to his homeland, cremation and the return of the ash urn from abroad to Latvia from Latvia to other countries.
The Latvian Memorial Services Information Service includes catalogs and contact information on burial offices across Latvia that deal with repatriation services. We also invite you to consult other providers whose profiles are combined in the service section.