Do I need to contact a local funeral home to ship a deceased to another country?
No! You need to contact an International Funeral Service provider who specializes in International Funeral Shipping. We have three generations of experience providing International Funeral Shipping services worldwide. Not only do we know exactly what needs to be done, we do it at the most affordable cost.
How long should it take for a deceased to arrive in their foreign country and be buried?
Everything revolves around the Office of the Consulate General. Each and every country has a specific set of rules and regulations that must be complied with in order for the deceased shipping service to take place. No funeral shipping takes place without Consulate approval. From the time of death, with all requirements having been completed it usually takes five business days.
Who coordinates all of the flights and other details?
Our Worldwide Shipping service is complete in every detail. We not only complete Consulate compliance requirements we also coordinate all airline travel. The cost for airline travel is exactly what the airline charges. There are no expenses or commissions added to the airline travel expense. It is part of the service International Funeral Shipping provides.
Why Casper Funeral Services?
We know exactly what needs to be done. There are no surprises or hidden charges. When you are shipping a loved one home you want everything done professionally, with dignity and respect. We have nearly a century of International Funeral Shipping expertise.
What does the shipping of a deceased cost on average?
We offer a fixed charge service costs. That cost is $3,840.00. (We will itemize expenses for you upon request.) Others will quote charges way in excess of what we guarantee. The additional charge items are the airline costs which are based on weight. We seek out the lowest fare possible which is based on total weight. The airline cost also depends on where the person is being shipped to. Consulate fees run approximately $200.00. So the average costs based on the standard International Funeral Shipping Service we provide is just under $5,000.00.
What makes Casper funeral services different than the funeral home up the street?
We are International Funeral Shipping experts. One call to us will make it clear that we know exactly what needs to be done. You don't want to call someone who is going to take a trial and error approach toward International Funeral Shipping. Once you talk thing over with us, you will know for certain that you and your loved one is in safe and knowledgeable hands. Through our experience we know how to do things right and also keep your costs down as well. We also work with the funeral home or representative you select in the receiving country to make certain that all will go well when the deceased arrives home.
How can I pay for Casper Funeral Services expenses?
Payment is always made in full before the deceased is shipped from the United States. Payment can be made by credit card, cash, or bank check.
What do I need to do if the body is in a Medical Examiner's morgue, nursing home, hospital morgue or another funeral home?
The first step is a call to Casper Funeral Services. We first need to determine who the next of kin is. We need to get a signed release from that person. Another person may handle all of the arrangements but we will have the immediate next of kin sign a document authorizing that person to act on their behalf. Once we get the necessary biographical information on the deceased and we review the services to be provided, we are then ready to begin. Your best "First Step" is to call Casper Funeral Services.
Is it possible to ship cremated remains? What are the laws that govern the scattering of cremated remains in other countries?
It is absolutely possible to ship cremated remains and we often provide that service. Each country through its Consulate has specific regulations both for shipping and scattering cremated remains. We maintain a list of those requirements and share them with families who inquire about and seek this service.
Has Casper Funeral Services ever lost a body?
Never! With our attention to detail, we monitor and track every aspect of the International Funeral Shipping Service we provide. When you ship a person home through Casper International Funeral Services you don't cross your fingers and hope for the best. We are the best and we make certain that every detail is accurately managed and completed.
What other funeral services do you provide outside of International Funeral Shipping?
We provide "Everything Funerals." Everything from International Funeral Shipping to Cremation Services and Traditional Funeral Services. We provide a complete line of products and services that are directly related to the funeral services you have selected.
Casper Funeral Services:1-800-314-1890