INTERNATIONAL REPATRIATION

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Luke Apthorpe & Family has extensive knowledge and experience in managing and organising inbound and outbound Repatriations.

INBOUND REPATRIATION

When a death occurs overseas, the process of transporting the deceased back home is called Inbound Repatriation.

Our services include:

  • A personal consultation with the family
  • Management of all documentation and certificates required locally (This includes Doctors, Police, Coroners Office, Embassy, Translators, Department of Health, Quarantine, Freight and Airline etc.).
  • Airline logistics and clearances at destination.
  • Transportation from the Airport to the Funeral Home.
  • We ensure that the client family is kept informed during the entire process.

Once the repatriation process is complete, funeral arrangements can proceed as normal.

OUTBOUND REPATRIATION

Similarly, if a death occurs in Australia (an Australian Resident or Visitor), and if their wishes are to be laid to rest in their home country, then the process of transporting the deceased to that country is called Outbound Repatriation.

Our services include:

  • A personal consultation with the family
  • Management of all documentation and certificates required locally (This includes Doctors, Police, Coroners Office, Embassy, Translators, Department of Health, Quarantine, Freight and Airline etc.).
  • Organisation of the Embalming process and transportation requirements.
  • Organisation of a suitable coffin or casket, and organising protective packaging as per Airline requirements.
  • Airline logistics and clearances at destination.
  • Transportation to the desired final location and Liasing with the Funeral Director of choice at that location. 
  • We ensure that the client family is kept informed during the entire process.

Once the repatriation process is complete, funeral arrangements can proceed as normal.

TRAVELLING OVERSEAS

We are sometimes requested to organise travel arrangements for family members wishing to fly overseas in order to attend the funeral service for their loved ones. We are able to liase on your behalf to coordinate the logistics of flight times, change-over flights and travel and accomodation if required.

Luke Apthorpe & Family highly recommend ensuring that travel insurance is paid before travelling overseas.

Please visit www.smarttraveller.gov.au for more information about travelling overseas or dealing with a repatriation.