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Turkey - Shipping Requirements

Requirements:

Transport of Human Remains

1. Certified copies of Death certificate (3)

2. Burial/Transit Permit

3. Passport and birth certificate of decedent

4. Embalmer's affidavits (3 - notarized)

5. Letters of non-contagious disease from local health authority (3)

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

7. Letter confirming that the body is being transferred in a box which is compatible with the international rules

8. A letter from the family asking the body to be transferred back to Turkey

9. Letter showing the airline being used

10. No casket requirement

11. Zinc-lined wood box

12. No fee of inspection

13. 30-45 minute wait at Consul if someone from the funeral home brings documentation otherwise please overnight with a prepaid return overnight envelope

 

Consulates: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/209864.htm#turkey

Website: http://turkishembassy.org/