GUIDELINES ON THE REPATRIATION OF HUMAN REMAINS TO THE PHILIPPINES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR BRINGING OF URN CONTAINING ASHES OF DECEASED PERSON TO THE PHILIPPINES

GUIDELINES ON THE REPATRIATION OF HUMAN REMAINS TO THE PHILIPPINES

In instances where the embalmed remains of a deceased person are to be shipped to the Philippines, the Philippine Embassy shall issue a Consular Mortuary Certificate upon submission of the following documentation:

  1. A Death Certificate issued by the State Registry showing the personal circumstances of the deceased;
  1. A Mortuary/Funeral Director’s Certificate duly authenticated by the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), stating that the body was properly embalmed/cremated in accordance with internationally-accepted health practices; that it is in a sanitary condition consistent with existing standards for overseas shipment; and that the casket/urn has been hermetically sealed and contains only the remains of the deceased;
  1. A Certificate of Non-Contagious Disease issued by the Local Area Health Service, stating that the deceased did not die of a contagious disease or that the remains to be shipped did not originate from a place contaminated by a contagious disease;
  1. A Transit Permit issued by the Local Area Health Service at the place where the transportation begins;
  1. Information on the consignee/addressee/person, name of carrier, date and port of embarkation, port of destination and scheduled time of arrival;
  1. For deceased Filipino citizens/passport holders, a Report of Death issued by the Philippine Embassy/Consulate. The fee for the processing of the report of death is AUD45; and
  1. Copy of the passport of the deceased Filipino national.

The fee for the issuance of a Consular Mortuary Certificate is AUD45 payable by credit card or postal money order payable to the Philippine Embassy. 

SUBMISSION OF REQUIREMENTS:

     In person at the Philippine Embassy in Canberra, 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600 (no need for appointment)

     By mail. If the report wil be submitted to the Embassy through mail, the form should be subscribed and sworn to by the Justice of Peace or the notary public under item number 26 of the Report of Death. A pre-paid express return envelope with address is needed. The Embassy assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage through the mail or courier service.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BRINGING OF URN CONTAINING ASHES OF DECEASED PERSON TO THE PHILIPPINES

  • Certification to be issued by the Embassy
  • Report of Death (if the deceased is a Filipino national)
  • Death Certificate
  • Certificate of Cremation
  • Copy of the passport of the deceased
  • Copy of the passport of the person who will bring the urn to the Philippines
  • Flight details, if any.
  • Fee of A$45 for the certification and A$45 for the Report of Death also payable by credit card or postal money order payable to the Philippine Embassy.

SUBMISSION OF REQUIREMENTS:

     In person at the Philippine Embassy in Canberra, 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600 (no need for appointment)

     By mail. If the documents wil be submitted to the Embassy through mail, a pre-paid express return envelope with address is needed. The Embassy assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage through the mail or courier service.

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