Shipping Human Remains/Ashes

Funeral urn

To obtain authorization to ship human/exhumed remains or ashes of a deceased relative, the U.S. Funeral Home must provide some documents.


Upon receipt of the documentation, we will assist on the request for authorization from the proper authority in Italy (Comune/Municipality) for the remains or ashes to enter Italy. Once authorization is received, we will contact the funeral home to arrange for the sealing of the casket or the wooden box containing the urn and consign all the required travel documents.


Following arrival at the airport or first port of entry in Italy, remains and ashes must use overland transport to arrive at the final destination. Air hearses are prohibited within the Republic of Italy.

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