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Spain - Shipping Requirement


Transport of Human Remains

1. Certified copies of Death certificate (3)

2. Burial/Transit Permit

3. Passport and green card of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavit

5. Letter of non-contagious disease from State or County Health Official

6. Letter of non-contagious disease from attending physician with cause of death

7. Letter from family on funeral home letterhead requesting funeral home and consulate make necessary arrangements to have remains sent back to Spain

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

9. The family MUST go to the Consulate to 'Register' the death (if Spanish citizens) Consulate will allow the family to present the papers on behalf of the funeral home

10. All paperwork should be translated to Spanish before sending to the Consulate

11. Metal Sealer Casket or zinc lined wood casket

12. Wood shipping case

13. No Consul inspection required


Transport of Cremated Remains

1. Certified copy of the death certificate

2. Cremation Certificate

3. Original Passport of decedent

4. All documents must be taken to a Spanish consulate who will then seal the cremated remains and issue a consular certificate which must accompany the remains during transit.