Repatriation of human remains




casaConsulate at Home (Post Mail)


Required documents:

  • Two original copies of the death certificate;
  • Copy of the birth certificate of the deceased
    • (The copy does not need to be notarized);
  • Itinerary;
  • Letter from the mortuary describing the casket/urn
    • (if casket, it must be hermetically sealed);
  • Permit for disposition of human remains issued by the State's Department of Health, proving that the body is in condition to travel and that there is no risk of disease;
  • Notarized letter from the family of the deceased stating the person/institution responsible for the remains at destination;
  • Cover letter explaining the service you require and your contacts (email and cellphone number);
  • Self-addressed postmarked envelope;
  • Check payable to "Portuguese Consulate".



  • IMPORTANT: Make sure you send all of the required documents. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and will be returned.
  • Please send your request at least five work days in advance.



  • $74.59