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Repatriation: What To Do When A Loved One Passes Overseas

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy, and it can be especially challenging when it happens overseas. In addition to the grief you are dealing with, you must also contend with the practical and logistical challenges that come with repatriating the body of a deceased family member or friend.

We’re here to help.

In this short guide, we explore what to do when a loved one passes overseas and how David L. Evans & Son can help with the repatriation process.

Step 1: Confirm the death

The first thing you need to do is confirm the death of your loved one. This can be done by contacting the local authorities in the country where the death occurred or by contacting the British embassy or consulate. They will provide you with the necessary information and support you need to proceed with the next steps.

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Step 2: Choose a funeral director

Once you have confirmed the death of your loved one, the next step is to choose a funeral director to assist with the repatriation process. David L. Evans & Son has many years of experience in repatriation and can help you with all the necessary arrangements. We have a team of experts who are well-versed in the legal and logistical requirements of repatriation and will guide you through the process with sensitivity and professionalism.

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Step 3: Obtain the necessary documentation

Repatriation involves a lot of paperwork, and it’s important to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation in place. This includes a death certificate, a certificate of embalming (if required), and a certificate of clearance from the coroner or medical examiner in the country where the death occurred. David L. Evans & Son will assist you in obtaining all the necessary paperwork and ensuring that everything is in order.

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Step 4: Arrange transportation

Once all the paperwork is in place, the next step is to arrange transportation for your loved one’s body. This can involve air or sea transportation, depending on the destination. David L. Evans & Son will make all the necessary arrangements and ensure that your loved one’s body is transported safely and securely.

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Step 5: Plan the funeral

When your loved one’s body arrives back in the UK, the funeral can take place. David L. Evans & Son can help you with all the arrangements for the funeral, including the choice of casket, flowers, and music. We can also provide you with support and guidance to help you through this difficult time.

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Contact David L. Evans & Son For Caring And Professional Repatriation And Funeral Services

If you are in need of repatriation services, don’t hesitate to contact David L. Evans & Son. Our team of experienced professionals is here to guide you through the process with compassion and expertise. From obtaining the necessary documentation to arranging transportation and planning the funeral, we are here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you during this difficult time.

Contact us to arrange a funeral

Whether you are planning a funeral in advance or after the death of a loved one, call us for professional funeral arrangements in Tonypandy, Rhondda and the surrounding region of Glamorgan.

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