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France

Certificates Required

  • Certified Australian Death Certificate
  • Embalming Certificate by a qualified licensed embalmer
  • Statutory Declaration of the manner that the casket is sealed, wrapped and prepared for air carriage.
  • Non-Infectious Certificate by a qualified Medical Practitioner or Coroner

 

Consular Restrictions/Requirements

  • For human remains, in a coffin, which are intended to be cremated in France, a French Consular Authorization named “certificat sanitaire et autorisation de transport de corps en France pour incinĂ©ration” is required.
  • Human remains, in coffin, intended to be buried in France, need a French Consular Authorization named “certificat sanitaire et autorisation de transport de corps”, which has to be delivered by French Consulate in the country where the deceased died or was previously buried, at sight of the death and hygiene (or embalming) certificates, burial and exit permits and burial permit in France.
  • Cremated human remains (ashes), require a French Consular Authorization named “certificat sanitaire et autorisation de transport de cendres” to be delivered when death and cremation certificates have been seen.
  • All the shipments above require the French Consulate’s wax seal set on the outer packaging. Only the Consulate’s seal has this authority.

Translation

  • All documentation needs to be in French.

Other

  • The design of the coffin must be in accordance with provisions of Decree no. 87-28 dated 14 January 1987 (also apply to transit and export) if the death occurred less than 5 years prior to shipment.
  • If an infectious disease, listed in Sanitary Department Order dated 17 November 1986, is the cause of death, there are further specific requirements.