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Documentation and procedures to ship human remains to Italy

List of required documents (please follow the instructions closely as no exceptions will be made):

1) Two (2) "Statements of death" (if female, whenever possible please use the maiden name).
2) One (1) "Medical certificate of death".
3) One (1) original letter from local public health authority (if the deceased is a female, please use the maiden name), confirming that the absence of any infectious dicease.
4) The original and one (1) copy of the "Certificate for shipment of a body outside of British Columbia" or equivalent certificate for Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon Provices.
5) The original and one (1) copy of the burial permit.
6) The last passport of the deceased (Italian, Canadian or both) plus two (2) copies of the main pages.
7) Letter from the Funeral Home certifying how the body was embalmed and providing the  following information: - the body was embalmed as required by law;
- the body was enclosed in a hermetically sealed metal container and this container has been placed inside a wooden casket;
- the wooden casket has in turn been enclosed in a metal lined wooden shipping shell.

8) A small metal plate must be affixed to the wooden casket and engraved with the following information relating to the deceased: name and surname (maiden name, if applicable), date of birth and date of death.
This plate must be secured onto the casket with extra strong glue.
9) A letter of permission signed by the family specifying the name of the cemetery, the town or city in Italy where the burial is to take place. This letter should also authorize the funeral home to act on the family's behalf in dealing with the Consulate General of Italy.
10) Always indicate the airport in Italy that is to be used as the port of entry.

Please be advised that we cannot request authorization from Italy until we have all of the above listed documents. Authorization may take anywhere from 7 to 10 business days. Once authorization has been obtained, the paperwork (passaporto mortuario) is usually ready for the next business day and the cost for the entire procedure is approximately CDN$ 150 cash (the amount varies with the exchange rate).

Do not make any flight arrangements until notified.


Documentation and procedures to ship cremated remains to Italy

List of required documents (please follow the instructions closely as no exceptions will be made): 1) Two (2) "Statements of death" (if female, whenever possible please use the maiden name).
2) One (1) "Medical certificate of death".
3) One (1) original "Certificates of cremation" issued by the crematorium.
4) The original and one (1) copy of the "Certificate for shipment of a body outside of British Columbia" or equivalent certificates for Alberta, Saskatchewan or Yukun Provices.
5) One (1) copy of the burial permit.
6) The last passport of the deceased (Italian, Canadian or both) plus two (2) copies of the main pages.
7) A letter of permission signed by the family specifying the name of the cemetery and the "Comune" (city) where the burial is to take place. This letter should also authorize the Funeral Home to act on the family's behalf in dealing with the Consulate General of Italy.
8) The cremated remains must be placed in an approved urn and the urn must in turn be placed in a wooden shipping container.
9) A small metal plate must be affixed to the urn and engraved with the following information relating to the deceased: name and surname (maiden name, if applicable), date of birth and date of death.
This plate must be secured onto the urn with extra strong glue.
10) Always indicate the airport in Italy that is to be used as the port of entry.
11) It is illegal in Italy to scatter ashes without formal authorization from the local city hall. Authorization and regulations to scatter ashes may be obtained from the "Comune" (city hall) in Italy.

Please be advised that we cannot request authorization from Italy until we have all of the above listed documents. Authorization may take anywhere from 7 to 10 business days. Once authorization has been obtained, the paperwork (passaporto mortuario) is usually ready for the next business day and the cost for the entire procedure is approximately CDN$ 150 cash (the amount varies with the exchange rate).

Do not make any flight arrangements until notified.

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