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Transportation of the deceased

Created: 2014.08.21 / Updated: 2014.09.12 08:10

From October 1, 2006, permits of the embassy for transportation of cremated human remains (ashes) to Lithuania are no longer required. The following documents are needed for transportation:

  • Certificate of death (or a notarized copy), legalized and  issued by competent Canadian authorities. The document has to be translated into Lithuanian and the translation certified (translation can be done in Lithuania);
  • Passport of the deceased, if available (will be returned), or other ID (or a notarized copy);
  • Certificate regarding cremation, issued by the funeral home.

Permits for transportation of the deceased (in a coffin) to Lithuania are issued by the embassy. The following documents are required:

  • Certificate of death (or a notarized copy), legalized and  issued by competent Canadian authorities.
  • Medical (physician’s) certificate indicating cause of death or diagnosis (only if the cause of death is not indicated in the death certificate)
  • Passport of the deceased, if available (will be returned), or other ID (or a notarized copy);
  • Statement (certificate) from the funeral home stating:
    • that the coffin contains nothing but remains of the deceased;
    • in case if death was caused by contagious (communicable) disease– that the remains were properly disinfected.
  • Short description of the coffin as to its material, color, shape.

    IMPORTANT:

    The coffin must be double.
  • Permit to bury remains in Lithuania (obtained from local authorities in Lithuania).

Also, the following information is necessary in order to issue the permit for transportation:

  • name(s) of person(s) escorting/ accompanying the remains, if any;
  • name of recipient (person or funeral home receiving remains), if different from escorting person;
  • flight information (route, carrier, dates of departure/ arrival); or shipping company.
  • Permits are issued free of charge. If requested, they will be sent back to you by mail (please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope).

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