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Repatriation of remains or ashes

This Consulate General has jurisdiction over the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.

The amount of consular perceptions due, payable only by money order or cashier’s check, will be determined when complete documentation is delivered to the Consular Office.

 

The following documentation is required for the repatriation of a body to Italy:

  • Letter from the family members of the deceased in which they authorize the Funeral Home (funeral home firm) to repatriate the body to Italy;
  • Statement from the Funeral Director requesting the Consulate to proceed with the repatriation of the body to Italy; the Funeral Director’s signature must be legalized by a Notary Public;
  • Certified full copy (“certified full copy”) of the death certificate, stating the cause of death; the death certificate must have an Apostille and an Italian translation, also with Apostille; for married women, the maiden name must be legible;
  • Copy of Italian passport and “permanent resident card – green card” (in case of exclusively Italian citizen); if U.S. citizen, copy of naturalization certificate and copy of old Italian passport (or birth certificate);
  • Certificate from the local Department of Health stating the absence of infectious diseases in the area of death, with Apostille;
  • Notarized statement bearing the Apostille of the Funeral director as per the attached form;
  • Information sheet from the Funeral Home regarding the deceased that shows the following information:
    • Full name (maiden name for married women);
    • Place and date of birth (including province);
    • Airport of departure from the United States;
    • Airport of arrival in Italy;
    • Municipality and province of burial in Italy;
    • Name, address and telephone number of the funeral home that will receive the body in Italy.

 

The following documentation is required for the repatriation of ashes to Italy:

  • Letter from the family members of the deceased in which they authorize the Funeral Home (funeral home company) to repatriate the ashes to Italy;
  • Statement from the Funeral Director requesting the Consulate to proceed with the repatriation of the ashes to Italy;
  • Certified full copy (“certified full copy”) of the death certificate, stating the cause of death; the death certificate must have an Apostille and an Italian translation, also with Apostille; for married women, the maiden name must be legible;
  • Certificate of cremation bearing Apostille and Italian translation, also bearing Apostille;
  • Notarized statement bearing the Apostille of the Funeral Director as per the attached form;
  • Information sheet from the Funeral Home regarding the deceased that contains the following information:
    • Full name (maiden name for married women);
    • Place and date of birth (including province);
    • Airport of departure from the United States;
    • Airport of arrival in Italy;
    • Municipality and province of burial in Italy;
    • Name, address and telephone number of the funeral home that will receive the body in Italy.
  • Copy of Italian passport and “permanent resident card – green card” (in case of exclusively Italian citizen); if U.S. citizen, copy of naturalization certificate and copy of old Italian passport (or birth certificate).

 

Information and forms:

Affidavit Remains

Affidavit Ashes

Apostille Information

List of translators