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Hungary - Shipping Requirements


Transport of Human Remains

1. Certified copies of Death certificate (2)

2. Burial/Transit Permit

3. Passport of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavit

5. Letter of non-contagious disease from State or County Health Office

6. Letter of non-contagious disease and actual cause of death from attending physician

7. Funeral home letter stating: 1) only remains are inside the casket; 2) flight itinerary; 3) consignee's name, address, and telephone number; 4) Cemetery name and location; 5) name of Hungarian border station and final destination of the remains

8. Steel Sealer Casket

9. Wood overseas shipping box (does not require inner liner if sealer of Ziegler is used)

10. Letter from cemetery in Hungary faxed to consul verifying there is burial space available for remains

Transport of Cremated Remains

1. There are no special requirements for the shipment of cremated remains into Hungary, however, the funeral urns must be sealed. If the cremated remains are sent by mail, the package containing the urn should be addressed to the recipient or the cemetery. It is recommended that a copy of the certificate of death be enclosed with the shipment. Urns can also be brought into Hungary as a carry-on luggage. No additional permits or licenses are required from the diplomatic or consular missions of Hungary.