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Malta - Shipping Requirements

Requirements:

Transport of Human Remains

1. Certified copy of Death certificate

2. Burial/Transit Permit

3. Passport of decedent

4. A letter from doctor stating the cause of death

5. Embalmer's affidavit (notarized)

6. Letter of non-contagious disease from Health Department (w/seal)

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 with age and place of birth; 5) Date, place and cause of death 6) Nationality of the deceased 7) Name of cemetery in Malta

8. No requirement of casket

9. Zinc lined shipping box, with 2" of sawdust on the bottom

10. A statement from the funeral home stating that the remains have been placed in the zinc-lined shipping box

11. Consul fee is $3.00 per document, plus an $18.00 fee for Telexes to and from Maltese Health Authorities

 

Consulates: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/209857.htm#malta

Website: http://www.foreign.gov.mt/pages/main.asp?sec=17