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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • TRANSPORTATION OF ASHES/BODIES TO POLAND

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    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 Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh, if convenient, by post or fax: 0131 552 1086).

     

    Coroner's certificate allowing for the body to be taken out of UK 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: 0131 552 1086).


    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 £40 paid in cash, by credit or debit card or by postal order (made out to Polish Consulate in Edinburgh).

     

     

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