If you lose a loved one far from home, you naturally want the deceased returned so they can have a proper funeral or memorial with family and friends.

Hetherington Funerals in Perth offers comprehensive repatriation as one of our funeral services. We are a family-owned and operated Perth funeral home that has been providing personalised funeral services for many years. With a wide network of funeral homes, we can arrange for international and interstate reparation.

What is Repatriation?

Repatriation is the act of restoring a person to his or her native land. After a death, repatriation can refer to the process of returning the body of someone who has died or been buried in a foreign land. Repatriation can either be a personal desire on the behalf of the deceased or a need for the deceased’s family to bury their loved one in their homeland.

What Are the Steps to Repatriation?

There are many cases that would call for repatriation services. Once it has been decided that you require repatriation services, the following steps will be taken:

• Transfer of deceased from their location in Western Australia to our funeral home in Perth.
• Reception and care of deceased at our funeral home.
• Embalming and hygienic preparation in accordance with transportation regulations and to prepare for visitation and open-casket funeral services.
• Cremation services if requested.
• Provision of funeral home facilities and an extensive range of caskets for families’ selection.
• Transfer of deceased to airport or seaport.
• Attendance at relevant embassies, consulate and government offices to obtain permits and authorities.
• Booking and confirmation of flights.
• Communication with other funeral homes and relevant authorities in the country of destination.

Cost of Repatriation

Hetherington Funerals offers a complete repatriation service, from the removal of the deceased through to air transportation to their country of origin. For Overseas Repatriation, the costs involved can depend on many different variables like flights and airlines used. You can trust our Perth funeral directors to work out all of the specifics and provide you with a quote.

For more information about our repatriation service and costs, please contact Hetherington Funerals in Perth.