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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland
  • TRANSPORT OF HUMAN REMAINS OR ASHES TO POLAND

  • Transport of human remains or ashes to Poland requires a permit issued by the local authorities in Poland (Starosta or Prezydent of the town or city) where the body is to be buried. Relatives can obtain it directly or via the funeral parlour. This permit must be presented to the Consul in order to obtain document allowing transporting human remnants or ashes to Poland.

     

    Only specialized transport companies holding relevant permits on international transport of bodies or funeral parlours are entitled to perform such transportation.

     

     

    Consul in The Hague issues permit for transportation of human remnants to Poland provided following documents are presented:

    • A permit issued by the Starosta or President of the Polish municipality where the remnants are to be buried (mentioned above)
    • Permit issued by the municipality in the Netherlands relevant for the place of death, for transportation of the deceased from the Netherlands to Poland. This document bears the name “LAISSER – PASSER VOOR LIJKEN” or “LIJKEN- PASS”.
    • Certificate issued by the relevant representative of the Dutch municipality, in whose presence the body had been sealed in a inner zinc lined coffin at the funeral parlours or hospital. This certificate confirms that all requirements on international human remnants transportation have been met. This document bears the name “GENEESKUNDIGE VERKLARING”.
    • Death card or doctor’s certificate confirming date, place and nature of death (so-called “MEDISCHE VERKLARING”).
    • Death certificate issued on international form by the Dutch registry. This document is named “UITTREKSEL UIT DE OVERLIJDENSACTE”

     


     

    Consul in The Hague issues permit for transportation of human ashes from the Netherlands to Poland provided following documents are presented:

    • A permit issued by the Starosta or President of the Polish municipality where human ashes are to be buried (mentioned above)
    • Declaration of the crematorium on burning human remnants and sealing the ashes in the urn (so-called “CREMATIE VERKLARING”)
    • Death certificate issued on international form by the Dutch registry. This document is named “UITTREKSEL UIT DE OVERLIJDENSACTE”

     

    The consular fee in each case is 54 EUR paid in cash or by bank transfer (made out to "Embassy of the Republic of Poland"). Credit or debit cards are not accepted.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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