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Costa Rica - Shipping Requirements


Transport of Human Remains

The following documents must be presented by the Funeral Home to the Consulate of Costa Rica for authentication:

1. Certified copy of Death certificate

2. Burial/Transit Permit

3. Passport of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavit

5. Funeral home letter stating: 1) only the remains are inside the casket; 2) flight itinerary; 3) consignee's name, address, and telephone number; 4) cemetery

6. Letter of non-contagious disease

7. Casket - no restrictions

8. Zinc-lined wood shipping box

Transport of Cremated Remains

1. Certified copy of Death Certificate

2. Cremation Certificate