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Travelling With Ashes

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Author: Gerry
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Each country has its own rules about departing with human ashes as there may be specific requirements. Contact the Consulate of the country to which you wish to take the ashes to ascertain their requirements. You may also be required to complete a customs form.

Contact your airline to find out whether you can carry the ashes as hand luggage or as checked-in luggage. They may ask you to put the ashes in a non-metallic container so that they can be x-rayed.When leaving a country with human ashes you will normally need to show:
The death certificate
The certificate of cremation

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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