Repatriation of Mortal Remains
September 13, 2018
Consular Services provide assistance to South Africans abroad. When travelling overseas, you can get help using consular assistance. That is help from the diplomatic agents of a country to its citizens when they are living or travelling overseas. Repatriation of mortal remains is one of these.
The Chief Directorate of Consular Services works with embassies abroad to help South Africans in various situations. Emergency Consular services are available 24/7. And, depending on the service required, a valid form of identification may be requested for these services.
Consular Officers communicate with the next of kin in the event of death. They also provide logistical assistance with the repatriation of mortal remains or burials of South African nationals abroad.
They also provide help to the family to search for missing people abroad. Specially trained people manage all aspects of death, from counselling to help with funeral arrangements. They help with identifying the location of the deceased and the transportation of mortal remains. They also assist the family to find a reputable funeral undertaker.
Repatriation of Mortal Remains – High Calibre African Repatriation Services
There are different ways for transporting the deceased back home. These include by air or vehicle. But it can be wonderful to have experts take care of all the legal documentation.
Tough Times Long Distance Funeral Transport Services is like that. Their swift and adapted quality 5-star fleet of Toyota Quantum vehicles are perfect for the repatriation of mortal remains. That guarantees a safe journey to any destination in South Africa and Southern Africa.
They know that losing a loved one is hard enough, and they can assist with transporting loved ones to their final resting place with respect and dignity. You can call them whenever you need to – they are available 24/7 throughout the year. They also understand the problems associated with timing the repatriation of mortal remains and they have cold storage premises where they store your loved one’s body while making funeral arrangements.
Repatriation of Mortal Remains – Understanding the Process
This kind of repatriation services offers a fleet of vehicles with refrigeration, cross-border repatriation to all SADEC countries every day of the week throughout the entire year. They also offer after hour pickups, and their vehicles have live satellite tracking and 3rd party insurance.
Strict laws and regulations govern the transportation of mortal remains between countries such as requiring embalming. Possibly embalming is not possible due to religious reasons, for instance. Then a statement of the alternative solution ensuring the safe transport of the remains must be available. One will need a written statement from a medical practitioner that the remains won’t be a danger to the public.
Repatriation of Mortal Remains – Safe Journeys in South- and Southern Africa
With the repatriation of a loved one, you want to know that your loved one will be transported safely to their final resting place and that all the legal documentation required by law will be taken care of. With repatriation from countries such as Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, all certificates and permits as well as embalming is handled by a skilled, experienced and professional team.
The death of a loved one always signifies tough times, but by roping in the services of the Tough Times Funeral Transport Services, they help to make the repatriation of mortal remains just that much easier. Just fill in their online form or call them on +27 (011) 867 4418 or 083 553 2637 and they will contact you, giving you one less thing to worry about.
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