Can You Mail or Travel with Your Loved One’s Ashes?

Mail or Travel with the Ashes of a Loved One

Often, certain places bring back good memories. Perhaps your family enjoyed camping on a ranch, or escaped the cold to vacation at the beach. After losing a loved one, you can still celebrate their life and share those experiences by traveling with the remains in a cremation urn.

Cremated remains can be taken with you to these special places. As long as you follow the correct rules for scattering ashes where your family chooses.

The easiest way to travel with remains is to bring them in your own car (documentation provided by your funeral home or cremation service should be sufficient). You can keep the remains with you during a trip or even carry them on the plane as long as the airline’s rules are followed (phone and ask).

Documents Needed for Traveling with Cremated Remains

There are factors to consider before planning your trip. Several documents may be required:

  • Burial transit permit.
  • a death certificate.
  • Medical certificate of death.
  • Cremation certificate.
  • And other country-specific authorization forms, depending on your destination.

You may bring the remains on an airplane as carry-on baggage. Before flying, check with the airline for their exact policies and check with your funeral home at both your origin and destination in case any local laws need to be considered.

If the remains do not travel with you, you can send them through the mail. There are strict packaging requirements for this type of shipment.

When shipping internationally, contact your country’s embassy and inquire to see what steps need to be taken or if forms are required.

Mailing or traveling with cremated remains

Shipment of Cremated Remains

Cremated remains must be sent by Express Service. The sender still receives a tracking number for the package that can be passed on to the recipient.

It is important to note that if the recipient does not claim the package containing the cremated remains after a period of time, the package will be returned to the sender.

Ask your funeral home if they can provide the service to ensure that cremated remains are shipped directly from their facility to your family. When it comes to such a precious cargo as this, any small change in the rules is worth talking about.

The good news is that there is no extra cost to mail the cremated remains to your family.

Remember that Boinita is a Simple Cremation Service without a Funeral Service with the guarantee of the best price and service.

At Boinita we can take care of the cremation of your loved one. Then, once we have returned the ashes to you, you can arrange a simple memorial service that is perfect for you and your family.

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Boinita offers Single Cremation services without a Funeral Service, with a fixed price and 24-7 customer service. Boinita is located in the metropolitan areas of Aguascalientes, Cancun, Hermosillo, Merida and San Luis Potosi.

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