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Repatriation Service

Orthodox Funerals specialises

in Repatriation Services

We have been arranging complete funeral services interstate and overseas for over 30 years

There are various reasons why it is necessary that the deceased person is transported overseas or interstate.  Most of the time, the common mode of transport is through air or by land, with the body kept in a refrigerated vehicle as it is brought to its destination.

It is a common a practice that overseas repatriation of a deceased person’s body is arranged for families whose desire (or at the deceased’s request) for their loved one to return to their place of birth. In circumstances involving repatriation of a deceased person it is important that the correct procedures as well as proper documentation be strictly followed.  It is essential that the relevant documentation should be submitted to the health department, the foreign agencies concerned, and most importantly the relevant Embassy or Consulate concerned.

Transportation interstate or overseas requires hard work, organisation and patience.  This process and arrangement takes days, sometimes weeks, to organise depending on the circumstances of each case and the practices of each state or jurisdiction.  Nevertheless, the length of time is determined in the kind of embalming process or method the body will undergo.

At Orthodox Funeral Services, transportation interstate or overseas services is our forte.  We are known to be highly disciplined and reliable.  Our staff is trained with adequate know how in handling this kind of service as well as coordinating among the agencies and offices concerned.

Please contact Orthodox Funerals for more information on this service.  While there are general rules to follow and fixed methods we adhere to, we acknowledge that each case is always a first and each client is special.  We customise each service per client’s request  and will take into consideration your needs when planning any arrangements.

For more information, phone 1300 211 700.

A repatriation can involve quite a lot of paperwork and logistical challenges, Orthodox funeral directors whill help you with these.

When arranging a repatriation and funeral, it is important to select a reliable funeral director you know you can trust. Our staff here at Orthodox Funerals have extensive experience with repatriations and work closely with a wide network of funeral directors, both interstate and internationally.

We will liaise with the various state and federal government departments as well as international and domestic consular representatives on behalf of the family. Orthodox Funerals have trusted relationships with respectable funeral companies all across Australia, and the rest of the world.

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