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How to Export a Deceased Body in Kenya

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How to Export a Deceased Body in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Tue Jan 2020 03:17pm
1.The Embassy will inform the next-of-kin

2.Next of kin to visit the embassy of the country the deceased was living in.

3.The embassy will request for some documents from the next of kin, and also the funeral home holding the body in that country will contact the embassy for relevant clearance letters. They (the embassy) may also give the next of kin some forms to fill.

4.Each country has its own procedures for dealing with repatriation of the bodies of the deceased.

5.Identify a funeral home to take and preserve the body once it arrives.

Required Documents
1.A copy of Death Certificate.

2.Copy of Burial Transit Permit.

3.Copy of embalmment Certificate.

4.A letter from the Health Department confirming that there was no contagious disease at the time of death.

5.Copy of Passport/Birth Certificate or any acceptable form of identification of the diseased.

6.Pre-paid self addressed return courier envelope from Xpresspost (it should have a tracking number).

7.Telephone number if available of Next of Kin or friends in (in A foreign Country) and Kenya.

Office Locations & Contacts
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Old Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue

P.O Box 30551 - 00100 G.P.O


Tel: +254 20 318888


Only the next of kin can state how the body will be handled.

The fees depend on the country the deceased is being transported to.
Also, the family will pay the airline transportation costs for the body, washing and embalming the body and buying the coffin.
The fees incurred differ with the country the deceased was in at the time of death, and also different airlines have different transportation fees
The certificate fees for exporting the in Kenya Ksh 1500.

They are valid for 3 months before expire , so it is expected that with that period of 3 months deceased is exported the country of origin.

Processing Time
This process takes 7 days to 14 days to complete the document.

It has to be conformed that the coffin is hermetically sealed for carriage by air
Only on receipt of all the documents will the High Commission issue a letter of no objection for the remains to be transported to Kenya.

Required Information
1.The deceased persons identification information

2.Date of death

3.Next of kin information (name, address, contacts)if available

Need for the Document
This is the process of sending the body of a deceased citizen of another country, who was in Kenya, back to their home country.

Information which might help
A metal hermetically sealable casket is recommended.

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