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Certificate for Transportation of Ashes or Dead Body to India

This service has NOT been outsourced to BLS International. To facilitate transportation of dead body or ashes of a deceased Indian or person of Indian origin, we provide the requisite certificate. To issue the certificate, we will need following documents:

  • Death Certificate in original from Canadian authorities.
  • Coroner's Report and/or Autopsy Report of the hospital in case of un-natural death such as cases of suicide/murder/accident.
  • Original Cremation Certificate issued by Funeral Home.
  • Indian and/or Canadian Passport in original of the deceased.
  • In case it is desired to transport the dead body to India instead of the ashes, original report of the person who embalmed the body and a certificate from the Manager, Funeral Home that the casket was sealed by him and it contained the embalmed body of the person identified by him.
  • Photograph of the dead body in case the body is to be transported to India.
  • Details of the Airlines Company and flights by which dead body or ashes are to be transported. Name and address of the person accompanying the ashes or dead body is also needed. We incorporate these details in the certificate to facilitate transportation.
  • Please note that all airlines are required to ensure that (i) Advance intimation of at least 48 hours is given to Airport Health Officer regarding transportation of Dead Body or Human Remains or Ashes of the cremated body by the airline.
  • No person shall bring into India any Dead-Body or Human Remains of a person who may have died of Yellow Fever, Plague, Anthrax, Glanders or any other disease as may be notified by the Indian Government from time to time.
  • Fee of C$ 48 + C$ 3-= C$51 is to be paid in by Bank Draft/Money Order in favour of High Commission of India.

The High Commission will return all original documents to the applicant after inspecting them. In case the deceased held an Indian Passport, it will be cancelled and returned to the family members of the deceased.

Click here to download 'APPLICATION FORM FOR MISCELLANEOUS CONSULAR SERVICES'

Address: High Commission of India, 10, Springfield Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1M 1C9

Working hours: 0900 hours to 1730 hours (Monday to Friday)
Telephone Numbers: 613 744 3751, 613 744 3752, 613 744 3753
Fax Number: 613 744 3033 / 613 744 0913.
E-Mail : hicomind@hciottawa.ca