Most people would like their funeral to be held near the place they call home. So, when someone dies abroad, bringing their body back for the service may a priority for some.
Before you decide, we invite you to take a moment to consider the options available to you.
Flying someone’s body home isn’t about just booking a flight. Every country has its own rules around repatriation and there is a huge amount of red tape to negotiate. It can also cost several thousand pounds.
If this sounds overwhelming, then there is an alternative. You may find it more affordable and less stressful if you arrange for your loved one to be cremated before they are transported home. It allows you time to arrange their celebration of life without the additional administration and cost of repatriating a body. We have helped many bereaved families who live outside Scotland.
One such client is Christian who lives in Germany. Christian and his father were travelling across Scotland when his father unexpectedly became ill and tragically passed away. Christian came to us and we guided him through his options. He decided to allow us to arrange his father’s cremation and he organised a celebration of life back in Germany. In this instance, Christian decided to collect the ashes himself, but in many cases, we have arranged safe passage of ashes to countries across the world. Some countries have very strict rules and we will take care of this for you.
If you would like to chat this over – then please do give me a call. We are a charity-run, funeral directors so our priority is your wellbeing, not making a profit. You can call me on 03000 113 311