Repatriation of a deceased body from abroad to England or Wales
If a person dies outside this country and you wish for them to be buried or cremated in England or Wales, a 'Certificate of No Liability to Register' will be issued by the Registrar of the sub-district within which it is intended to bury or cremate the body.
The certificate is not, on its own, a sufficient authority for the cremation of a body and, in any case where the body is to be cremated, you should consult the authorities of the crematorium about other documents to be produced.
A registrar has no duty to perform in relation to cremated remains brought into this country. The registrar will require documentary evidence in order to be satisfied that the death occurred outside England or Wales. Your Registrar will be able to advise you about the evidence required.
Repatriation of a deceased body abroad
If you wish to remove a deceased relative out of England or Wales for burial or cremation in another country, you must give at least 4 clear days notice to the Coroner within whose jurisdiction the body is lying. A Coroner or your local Registrar will provide you with a 104 Form which you will need to complete for this purpose.
Contact your funeral director, the Coroner or the Registrar for further advice.