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Iran - Shipping Requirements

Requirements:

Transport of Human Remains

1. Certified copies of Death certificate (2 – must show cause of death)

2. Burial/Transit Permit

3. Passport of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavit

5. Letter of non-contagious disease from health department with raised seal

6. Original police report when death is not of natural causes

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

8. Sealer casket or Ziegler case

9. Wooden outer shipping box with handles (no inner liner)

10. Procedure: Send the documents to the Consulate for being verified and registered. They will be processed the same day and sent back with FedEx (do not forget to enclose a check or money order for $20.00 payable to "The Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran" for the return of documents by FedEx). Do not fax documents – all documents must be original. The Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran is not responsible for any charges incurred as a result of the shipment of body unless a written permission is issued by the Consulate.

Consulates: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1142.html

Website: http://www.embassy.org/embassies/ir.html