In the event of a death occurring overseas the deceased's travel insurance provider will appoint a local funeral director. They will attend to all the practicalities involved and arrange for the provision of the necessary documentation to facilitate the repatriation. The deceased's passport is essential to this process and so it should be located promptly and retained safely. If there is no valid insurance cover in place, the cost for repatriation will need to be recovered.

We are highly experienced in repatriation and can advise as well as organise for this to take place, whether your wish is to bring the deceased to the UK, or repatriate the deceased to another country. Once the deceased has been returned to your chosen destination, funeral arrangements can be finalised in the normal manner.

The death certificate will be issued in the language of the country where your family member died. If you want us to, William Purves can arrange for death certificates to be translated from any language.

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