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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • TRANSPORTATION OF ASHES OR BODIES TO POLAND

  • Transportation of a Body for Burial

    When a body is brought back to Poland for burial, it must be transported in a sealed inner zinc lined coffin. The coffin must be accompanied by the following documents:

    1. the state issued death certificate or an H.M. Corner's Interim Death Certificate (where applicable)
    2. an official document from the funeral director verifying that the coffin contains the remains of the deceased, and nothing but the remains
    3. a certificate issued by the British health authorities stating that the deceased did not suffer from any infectious diseases at the time of death
    4. a permission issued by local authorities in Poland (STAROSTWO or PRESIDENT of the Town or City) allowing for the body to be transported to Poland and buried at a designated place (such permission may be obtained by applying directly to the relevant authorities in Poland, depending on the intended place of burial, via the family representative in Poland or via a funeral parlour. The above document should be delivered to the Consular Section of the Polish Embassy in London, if convenient, by post or fax: 0207 8228 945).

    Coroner's certificate allowing for the body to be taken out of England (Out of England Part B) is not required by the Polish authorities.


    Transportation of Ashes for Burial

    Ashes must be accompanied by the following documents:

    1. the state issued death certificate or a H.M. Corner's Interim Death Certificate (where applicable)

    2. a supporting evidence from the local funeral director verifying that the cask contains the ashes of the deceased, and nothing but the ashes.

    3. a certificate of cremation

    4. a permission issued by local authorities in Poland (STAROSTWO or PRESIDENT of the Town or City) allowing for the ashes to be transported to Poland and buried at a designated place (such permission may be obtained by applying directly to the relevant authorities in Poland, depending on the intended place of burial, via the family representative in Poland or via a funeral parlour. The above document should be delivered to the Consulate, if convenient, by post or fax: 0207 8228 945).
    A permission allowing for the transportation and burial of the remains is issued, to be further submitted to the Polish Customs Officer.

    The consular fee in each case is GBP 40 paid in cash, by cheque or by Postal Order (made out to "Embassy of the Republic of Poland"). Credit or debit cards are not accepted.

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