Repatriation is the transportation of your loved ones remains back to their origin of birth or return to their place of residence from an overseas destination.
A Gentle Touch Funerals has an experienced team of funeral directors that minimise the stress on families. At a time of losing a loved one, and competently overcome and arrange difficult logistic situations to get your loved one home to the family in a reasonable timeframe.
Arrangements for the embalming of the deceased to travel in the appropriate manner will be made. Ensuring the deceased is placed in a suitable coffin and packaging for transportation.
We liaise with the deceased’s family, interstate or overseas funeral directors, consulates, airlines in an attempt to overcome language and logistic problems.
Depending on the overseas country involved, we have to adhere to their legislative requirements, have documents translated into the English language. Apply for Medical Cause of Death Certificate, Death Certificate, ensure we have the deceased’s passport. Book local and overseas airlines for the
conveyance of the deceased to the nominated destination.
All care and consideration within a reasonable timeframe can be achieved. We will make every effort to honour religious or cultural customs for the safe return of your loved ones for their final farewell.