- Certified Australian
- Embalming Certificate by
a qualified licensed embalmer
- Statutory Declaration of
the manner that the casket is sealed, wrapped and prepared for air
Certificate by a qualified Medical Practitioner or Coroner
- If the remains are to be
buried, a Certificate of Burial from the cemetery where burial will take place is required. To apply for
the certificate, the following information is needed:- Death Certificate and “Leichenpass” (from a
competent authority at the place of death or from a German Diplomatic Representation) stating the
name and age of deceased and the place, date and cause of
- For ashes a Death
Certificate and a Cremation Certificate from the qualified authorities at place of death and/or
- Please note: where a
Death Certificate was not issued by German Representatives, a certified German translation needs to be
given to Customs Authorities in Germany.
- The outer coffin must be
waterproof and a wall thickness of 2.4cms and be hermetically sealed and metal binded.
It needs to be fastened by screws at 20cm intervals and have an immovable
metal inner coffin bottom. The coffin bottom needs to be covered in a thick layer (5cm) of acid resisting
substance (eg sawdust, peat) mixed with an antiseptic substance.
- If a contagious disease
was the cause of death, the remains need to be completely wrapped in antiseptic
- Documents can be in
English, German or French.
- Room available for
storage of human remains at some German Airports.