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Shipment of remains to Italy


Shipment of remains to Italy

This Consulate General is competent for the States of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.

The documentation listed below is necessary to ship human remains in Italy:

  • A letter from the family of the deceased, authorizing the funeral director to ship the remains to Italy;
  • Notarized affidavit from the funeral home director requesting the Consulate to transfer the remains of the deceased to Italy for burial;
  • 1 certified full copy of the death certificate, stating the cause of death, complete with an Apostille as well as a notarized Italian translation also with an Apostille; for married women: maiden name must appear;
  • Copy of Italian passport and green card (if only Italian citizen), naturalization certificate (if naturalized US citizen), certificate of birth;
  • 1 certificate from the Health Department stating non-communicable diseases in the area of death. Apostille required;
  • 1 notarized affidavit with an Apostille from funeral home director as per attached form;
  • 1 data sheet for the deceased on funeral home letterhead stating the following information:
    • exact name and surname (maiden name for women);
    • exact date and place of birth, including name of city/town and province;airport of departure from the US;
    • airport of arrival in Italy;
    • exact city / town and province of burial in Italy;
    • address and phone number of receiving funeral home;

The consular fee, payable by money order or cashier check will be determined when the complete paperwork is ready to be submitted to the Consulate.