International and National Repatriation
Repatriation is taking home the body or the remains of someone who has died or been buried in a foreign land; a land that is not of their birth or that of their ancestors. There may be a personal desire for burial in their native country or the need to transport the deceased back to New Zealand.
You should state your desire to be repatriated in your will. It may be your wish to be buried in the land of your birth, perhaps a family grave or a church cemetery with other members of the family or clan. It is always wise to discuss your wishes with family and close friends so that they are able to fulfill your final wishes.
Vospers Funeral Home offer a complete worldwide repatriation service, from the removal of the deceased, the embalming, the provision of a suitable casket for air transport, the legal documentation for foreign shipment and the messenger to the Consulate’s Office, and the air transportation to the deceased’s country of origin.
Vospers are able to offer expert repatriation of the deceased to all parts of Australia and overseas. We also provide the service to all the main centres around New Zealand where there is a registered funeral company. You should contact us as soon as possible so we may help with repatriation of the deceased.