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Mexico - Shipping Requirements

Requirements:

Transport of Human Remains

Note: All notaries must be completed AFTER the documents are translated into Spanish BUT must be notarized in ENGLISH with a notary statement

1. Certified copy of Death certificate (notarized)

2. Burial/Transit Permit (notarized)

3. Passport of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavit (notarized)

5. Letter of preparation on funeral home letterhead (notarized

6. Letter of non-contagious disease from Health Department (notarized)

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

8. Photocopies of all documents (everything must be translated to Spanish)

9. Must have Apostille

10. Hermetically sealed casket

11. Wood bottom air tray

12. Procedure: Fax over a copy of Death Certificate to consulate so they get started on Visa. The airlines will NOT ship to an individual, it MUST be a funeral home. They will call the funeral director in Mexico to make certain that he/she is aware of the incoming shipment.

Transport of Cremated Remains

1. Certified copy of Death certificate (notarized) and translated into Spanish

2. Cremation Certificate (notarized and translated)

3. Photocopy of all documents

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

Website: http://www.embassyofmexico.org/