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Philippines - Shipping Requirements

Requirements:

Transport of Human Remains

1. One (1) original copy of the duly-accomplished Report of Death application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, signed by the representative (if deceased is a Filipino citizen);

2. One (1) original copy and (5) photocopies of the Certificate of Death issued by the State Department of Health;

3. One (1) original and five (5) photocopies of notarized certificate issued by the Mortuary Director that the body was properly embalmed or cremated, and that the casket contains only the body of the deceased (for human remains only);

4. One (1) original and five (5) photocopies of the Certificate of No Contagious Disease issued by the State Department of Health (for human remains only);

5. One (1) original and five (5) photocopies of the Burial Transit Permit (for human remains only);

6. Six (6) copies of the Itinerary, to include full flight details and mode of transportation;

7. Name of the receiving funeral parlor in the Philippines (for human remains only);

8. Six (6) photocopies of the deceased's identification card or passport;

9. Self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate stamps, via US Postal Service or private courier of choice, preferably with tracking numbers, if Consular Mortuary Certificate is to be mailed back

10. Processing fee in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00), if Filipino, and $25.00 if US citizen,, payable in money order, bank draft, certified check or cashier's check, and cash when personally applying. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted. Payments are non-refundable.

11. For applicants residing in U.S. territories or other countries within the jurisdiction of the Philippine Embassy, applicants should enclose a treasurer's, manager's or certified check drawn from any U.S. bank, payable to the courier of choice, in U.S. dollars, to cover cost of mailing, and a corresponding self-addressed courier's address label. Personal checks are not accepted.

Transport of Cremated Remains

1. One (1) original copy of the duly-accomplished Report of Death application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink, signed by the representative (if deceased is a Filipino citizen);

2. One (1) original copy and (5) photocopies of the Certificate of Death issued by the State Department of Health;

3. One (1) original and five (5) photocopies of the Certificate of Cremation issued by the Crematory (for cremated remains only);

4. Six (6) photocopies of identification documents (passport, driver's license, etc.) of the person who will travel with the urn (for cremated remains only);

5. Six (6) photocopies of the deceased's identification card or passport;

6. Self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate stamps, via US Postal Service or private courier of choice, preferably with tracking numbers, if Consular Mortuary Certificate is to be mailed back

If deceased is no longer a Filipino citizen, reduce the number of photocopies from 5 to 3.

Consulates: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/209860.htm#philippines

Website: http://www.philippineembassy-usa.org/