Consulado General del Uruguay

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Repatriation of Remains

Repatriation of remains of Uruguayan citizens who passed away overseas can be done when direct family members or legal guardians request it and express their consent.

Once such consent is given and confirmed, the paperwork has to be filed in the Consulate of Uruguay with jurisdiction over the place where the person died. To confirm the jurisdictions, please click here.

A/ Documents: the following is a list of the documents which are needed to be filed with the Consulate, to be authorized to transfer to Uruguay human remains:

 1.- Letter requesting the repatriation.  This letter has to be presented in person by the petitioners, or if not able to do so, such letter will have to be notarized and validated by the County Clerk. It is important to bear in mind that such request must be signed by all direct family members or legal guardians.

 2.- Death Certificate, issued by the Health Department or County Clerk, and it will need to be apostilled by the Secretary of State of the State where the document is issued.

 3.- Certificate of Final Disposition of Human Remains. This document is the authorization issued by the Health Department or the County Clerk, to proceed with the burial, cremation and/or transfer of the human remains. This document will have to be together with the remains for control of customs authorities. It will need to be apostilled.

 4.- Certificate of Embalming or Cremation. This document is issued by the Funeral Company, certifying that all regulations have been met when embalming or cremating for the remains to be transferred overseas. This document has to be notarized, validated by the County Clerk, and apostilled.

NOTE: SHOULD THE CAUSE OF DEATH BE AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE, NO REPATRIATION WILL BE AUTHORIZED BEFORE A WAITING PERIOD OF 10 (TEN) YEARS.

 5.- Certificate of Transportation (substitute of the Bill of Lading). This document is issued by the Consulate and contains all information on the deceased, as well as all the details of the flight, including dates, airline names, flight numbers, stopovers, and the names and passport numbers of the people accompanying the remains.

B/ Costs:

 1.-ALL costs related to funeral services, paperwork and repatriation are of the exclusive responsibility of the petitioners, and the Consulate nas no obligation whatsoever to assume any of them, neither totaaly nor partially.

 2.- The documentation intervened and/or issued by the Consulate for this repatriation is free of charge.

 
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Contact

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Santa Monica,  CA 90401
U.S.A.

Tel.: (310) 394 5777

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