Requirements for Shipment of Remains/Urns to the Philippines
If the deceased is a FILIPINO CITIZEN, please comply with requirements listed on items 1 to 10; if non-Filipino, please accomplish only applicable requirements listed on items 2 to 10.
1. Four (4) original copies of the Duly accomplished Report of Death Form;
2. Original and five (5) photocopies of Death Certificate/Registry (Sterbeurkunde or Auszug aus dem Sterbe-eintrag, Formule C) issued by the Local Civil Registrar (Standesamt) or similar authority showing the name, age, nationality, date of death and place of death of the deceased person)
3. Medical Report of Death (Leichenshauschein), stating the cause of death as certified by the attending physician
4. Certificate of Non-Contagious Disease issued by the proper health authority (e.g., Gesundheitsamt) stating that the deceased did not die of a contagious disease or that the remains to be shipped did not originate from a place contaminated by a contagious disease
5. Copy of the passport/Personalausweis of the deceased
6. Additional requirements if CREMATED:
a) Notarized Certificate of Cremation (Einäscherungs-bescheinigung) issued by the crematorium stating that (a) the body was properly cremated in accordance with internationally accepted practices, (b) the ashes are in a sanitary condition for overseas shipment, consistent with existing standards, and (c) that the urn has been hermetically sealed and contains only the remains of the deceased.
b) Copy of flight details and Airway Bill, if remains will be sent to the Philippines as unaccompanied cargo, OR
c) Copy of the flight details and Passport of the person who will bring the urn to the Philippines
7. Additional requirements if EMBALMED:
a. Notarized Mortuary Certificate (Bescheinigung) issued by the Mortuary/ Funeral Director + Embalming Certificate (Bescheinigung der Einbalsameirung von Verstrobenen) stating that (a) the body was properly embalmed in accordance with internationally accepted practices, (b) the body is in a sanitary condition for overseas shipment, consistent with existing standards, and (c) that the coffin/casket has been hermetically sealed and contains only the remains of the deceased.
b. Corpse Transit Permit (Liechenpass)
c. Copy of flight details and Airway Bill
8. Accomplished Letter Request Form for issuance of Mortuary Certificate
9. Self-addressed return envelope with 4,25 euro postage stamps for registered mail (Einschreiben), if documents will not be picked up
10. Documentation Fees:
a) Fee for the issuance of the Consular Mortuary Certificate: 27,50 eur
b) Fee for issuance of the Report of Death (for deceased Filipinos): 27,50 eur
c) Additional Fee for affidavit if applying for Delayed Report of Death: 27,50 eur (only for Philippine nationals)
- Applications may be filed in person or by mail. The Embassy assumes no responsibility for any delay or loss in the mail, or while documents are in the custody of the courier service. Applicants should note the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted. The Embassy will NOT process an application unless all requirements are complete.
- Prior to sending the documents by post or appearing in person, please submit a scanned copy of all the documents to email@example.com. The Consular officer will inform you if the documents are complete and can be sent by post or submitted in person.
- All documents must be in English or accompanied by an official English translation. International versions of German civil registry documents with built-in English translation are preferred. The Embassy may require additional documentation from the applicant depending on the circumstances ofthe application.
- For ease of reference, please download the complete Checklist of Requirements for issuance of Mortuary Certificate and attach it to your application.