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Shipment of Human Remains/Ashes to the Philippines

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Please take note that the consular officer may require additional documents upon assessment of the application, depending on the circumstances of the applicant’s birth, marriage or death. Factors such as citizenship, previous civil status and others may affect the status of your application. Please leave your contact details so that the consular officer or consular assistant can reach you immediately. Please email for queries regarding your application.


Procedures and Requirements:

Send to the Consulate BY MAIL the following documents:

IF THE DECEASED DIED A FILIPINO CITIZEN: comply with numbers 1 to 8.

IF THE DECEASED DIED IS A FOREIGNER: comply with numbers 2 to 8.

1. Four (4) original copies of the Duly accomplished Report of Death; [Report of Death Requirements here]

2. Original and five (5) photocopies of Certificate of Death;

3. Original and a photocopy  of the Burial Transit Permit;

4. Original and a photocopy  of the Health Certificate issued by the Department of Health stating that death was not due to a contagious disease and/or that the human remains do not pose any danger to public health.

5. Original copy and a photocopy of the notarized Mortuary Certification that the casket contains only the human remains of the deceased  or notarized Crematory Certificate that the urn contains only the ashes of the deceased. The Certificate must state that the remains was embalmed/cremated in accordance with state or local laws;

6. Details of transportation arrangements ( 1 ORIGINAL AND 1 PHOTOCOPY):

a. Flight details;
b. Address and phone number of the consignee in the Philippines;
c. Address and phone number of the next-of-kin in the United States and in the Philippines;

7. Original copy and a photocopy of the Passport or any other form of identification (Birth certificate/State Identification, etc.) of the foreign decesead; For Filipinos, 1 original and 6 photocopies of the Passport or any other form of identification (Birth certificate/State Identification, etc.)

8. Payment of US$50.00 for Philippine passport holder or US$25.00 for American passport holder. Payment should be in cash, postal money order or cashiers’ check only if in person.

9. Include in the package a USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope (or Box if you have really thick documents)  that is self-addressed and postage prepaid as the return envelope with USPS Tracking To compute the amount of postage for a USPS Flat Rate Envelope, check here.

Please take note of the mailing or courier tracking number since the Philippine Consulate General cannot assume responsibility for documents which have been mailed through the U.S. Postal Service or courier service.

Frequently Asked Questions



The Consulate General informs the public that it will be closed on:

04 July 2024 (US Independence Day)

For those with Consulate Emergencies or Inquiries kindly contact us here:

Thank you for your patience and cooperation


From May 15, 2019, the Consulate cannot authenticate the signatures on the following public documents:(1) notarized documents and (2) documents signed/issued/certified by a Federal, State, County, City, University or School Official.

The change is due to the Philippines officially becoming a party to the Apostille Convention.

For more information, visit our Authentication webpage here.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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