Repatriation is where a deceased person is moved from one state – or one country – to another so that final rites can be performed there.
When a loved one passes away overseas, sometimes the best place for their funeral service to take place is here in Australia. Or it could be that when someone passes away in Australia, you may wish to return your loved one to their place of birth for their funeral.
A repatriation can involve quite a lot of paperwork and logistical challenges, so it is important to select a reliable funeral director you can trust.
We will liaise with the various state and federal government departments as well as international and domestic consular representatives on your behalf. George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals is also part of the InvoCare family of funeral homes, meaning that we have trusted partner brands all across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
What to do
Give yourself time to take in what has happen.
Who to notify
A helpful list of who you should contact.
The Death Certificate is an important document that you will need for legal and financial reasons.