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Poland - Shipping Requirements

Requirements:

Transport of Human Remains

1. Before documentation through the Consulate can commence the family will need to obtain permission from Poland to ship the remains. The following is required for permission: 1) Full name of the deceased; 2) Dates and places of birth and death; 3) Full names of the parents; 4) Exact cause of death; 5) Place of burial in Poland; 6) Name and address of person in Poland accepting responsibility for the family in the USA. AFTER this is obtained the remaining documents through the Consulate are requites

2. Certified copies of Death certificate (2)

3. Approval of the funeral home in Poland

4. Burial/Transit Permit

5. Passport of decedent

6. Embalmer's affidavit

7. Letter of non-contagious disease from State or County Health Office

8. Letter from the registrar that they have no objection to having the remains shipped to Poland

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

10. All documents must be notarized

11. Steel sealer Casket

12. Wood bottom base outer shipping container

Transport of Cremated Remains

1. Certified copies of Death certificate (2)

2. Certificate of Cremation

3. A certificate issued by a funeral home, stating that the cremated remains are of the person named in the death certificate and are enclosed in an urn

4. The same permit from a funeral home in Poland, as listed above, is also required to ship the cremated remains

 

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

Website: http://www.polandembassy.org/