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Nigeria - Shipping Requirements


Transport of Human Remains

1. Certified copies of Death certificate. (2) If the death certificates do not show cause of death, the consulate will require a photo of the original showing the cause or a letter of non contagious disease w/ cause from attending

2. Burial/Transit Permit w/ raised seal

3. Passport of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavit

5. Letter of embalming on funeral home letterhead. Letter must state remains were placed in a metal sealer casket, signed and notarized

6. Letter of non-contagious disease from local State or County Health Official stating that the body did not die from a communicable disease and that there were no contagious diseases present in the area at the time of death, signed and notarized

7. Letter of preparation on funeral home letterhead,

8. Certificate of Authentication for Notary from County Clerk

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

10. Metal Sealer Casket

11. Outer wood box required/ no inner liner

12. No consul inspection is required. The Consul will issue a letter of permission to ship. Fee $10.00 (money orders only)

13. Letter from the family verifying that they will pick up the body upon arrival in Nigeria with the name, address and phone number of the consignee