The United States Postal Service® (USPS) is the only shipping company that ships Cremated Remains. To increase the visibility of packages containing cremated remains and to ensure those packages are more secure for processing and a timely delivery, the Postal Service has tools to make shipping Cremated Remains easier.
New! USPS Cremated Remains Label 139
New! USPS Cremated Remains Kit 1
New! USPS Cremated Remains Kit 2
If you need information on how to ship Cremated Remains, it is recommended that you review the following documents and video:
Publication 139: How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains
Publication 52: Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail
Cremated Remains "How To" Video
Legal Forms and Documents for Cremation Authorization
NFDA offers more than 200 free legal forms and documents for members. Developed by NFDA;s General Counsel, the suite of documents includes:
- Generic Cremation Authorization
- Generic Cremation Authorization of Body Parts
- Pet Cremation Authorization
- Authorization to Mail Cremated Remains
- And many more!
The documents are available for easy download as a free benefit of NFDA membership.
Information for Families: Packaging and Shipping Cremated Remains