Consulate General and Promotion Center in New York

Repatriating Human Remains to Argentina

 

The Consulate does not grant permits to repatriate human remains to Argentina. Relatives or those in charge should coordinate the carrying of the body with the funeral home and the airline directly.

The following documentation is required when transporting human remains:

  1. Death certificate
  2. A certificate stating that the deceased did not die from a communicable disease
  3. A certificate from the funeral home indicating that the remains have been embalmed (embalming report) and placed in an approved container or "air-tray”, in order to be shipped. This certificate must be notarized by the county clerk.

The following documentation is required when transporting human ashes:

  1. Death certificate
  2. Cremation certificate, issued by the crematory, indicating the name of the deceased and that the urn only contains human ashes.

All this documents must have the Hague Apostille. There is no need for the Consulate to legalize these documents. They should be presented directly to the airline.