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Italy - Shipping Requirements

Requirements:

Transport of Human Remains

1. Certified copies of Death certificate (3 – with one of them having a letter of Exemplification attached and affixed with Apostile from State Department. The other two can be simple certified copies. One D/C is needed for airline)

2. Burial/Transit Permit

3. Passport or green card of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavit (signed, notarized and authenticated and affixed with Apostile from State Department

5. Letter of non-contagious disease from attending physician (signed, notarized and authenticated by County Clerk and affixed with Apostile from State Department)

6. Letter of non-contagious disease from attending County or State office (signed, notarized and authenticated by County Clerk and affixed with Apostile from State Department)

7. Funeral home letter stating: 1) only remains are inside the casket 2) flight itinerary; 3) consignee's name, address, and telephone number; 4) name of deceased (include maiden name for females); 5) exact place of birth including Town, City and Providence; 6) where the cemetery is located

8. No requirement for casket

9. Steel lined outer wood box

10. The name, address and telephone number of the funeral home or person who will claim the remains in Italy

11. Consulate Fee is $71.00

Transport of Cremated Remains

1. All of the above documentation is required

2. However the certificate of preparation will be altered to reflect cremation

3. Must have a steel lined wood container and a real urn, not a plastic container

4. On the Cremation affidavit, signature must have a title next to it

5. Consulate Fee is ($65.87)

 

Consulates: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/209853.htm#italy

Website: http://www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington