Worldwide repatriation in the event of a death

Worldwide repatriation in the event of a death

Repatriation to Germany and international transportation

Since 1981 already, HORIZONT International has specialised in the organisation of repatriations from abroad – back then still under the name “Bestattungen Heimkehr”. We cooperate with one of the world's leading service providers in the field of mobility. This has allowed us to expand our expertise organising about 500 transportations per year. The HORIZONT International team arranges repatriations of deceased persons around the globe and the international transfer of bodies. We work in conjunction with a network of international partners, consulates and local authorities – efficiently, with great sensitivity and as quickly as possible.

We offer:

  • Worldwide repatriation
  • International transfers from Germany
  • Completion of all the necessary formalities
  • Advice on costs and prevailing local regulations
  • Translations in German, French, and Spanish – also over the telephone

These documents of the deceased will be helpful:

  • Original personal identification or passport for the undertaker at the place of death
  • Copy of the birth and marriage certificate or family register
  • Health insurance card
  • Destination address or contact information of the undertaker at the home town or place of burial
  • registration certificate as proof of residence, upon consultation
  • burial certificate, cemetery certificate or urn request, if necessary

First steps after bereavement

Fast and also well-thought-out action is essential in case of bereavement. HORIZONT International is surely the right partner for you. You can find a clearly arranged list of relevant documents in the adjacent box; there is a check list for download at the bottom or on the special subpage with details on the subject of Bereavement abroad.

Download check list as PDF