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Columbia - Shipping Requirements

Requirements:

Transport of Human Remains

1. Certified copy of Death certificate

2. Burial/Transit Permit (must bear raised seal of the health department)

3. Passport of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavit (must be notarized and authenticated by the county clerk)

5. License Verification Letter (funeral home letter stating the embalmer's license number with a photocopy of his/her license along with a photocopy of the funeral home's registration - this letter must be notarized and authenticated by the county clerk)

6. Letter of non-contagious disease

7. Funeral home letter stating: 1) remains were properly embalmed and prepared for international shipment; 2) that only the remains are inside the casket; 3) flight itinerary; 4) consignee's name, address, and telephone number; 5) cemetery name and location (this letter must be notarized and authenticated by the county clerk)

8. All documents need Apostille from the State Department

9. Casket - sealer-type metal

10. Air tray (wood base)

Consulates: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/209846.htm#colombia

Website: http://www.colombiaemb.org/