Rahma Funeral Home offers International Transportation

We specialize in sending and receiving the deceased in any country of the world. We frequently send to Africa, Central America, Europe, Middle East and South Asia.

Although embalming is not required by the State of Texas, it is required in the event of sending the deceased outside the country except Canada.

Our cost estimate is $4975, plus the airline cost. Cost from destination airport to burial ground are additional.

General Documents Required

The following documents are mostly required to obtain the NOC/Permit from the Consulate/Embassy to send the deceased out of the country:

  • Original Passport of the deceased (expired is okay)
  • Any ID Card/Birth Certificate to prove citizenship of that country
  • Certified death certificate from county or city
  • Non-contagious disease letter from county health department or doctor or JP
  • Burial transit permit from county or city
  • Embalming certificate from Rahma Funeral Home
  • Shipping Container Affidavit from Rahma Funeral Home about the packing, if required
  • Police certificate, if death is not natural

Shipping Container

If the casket is not used at the destination burial ground, we send the remains in a Ziegler case.

A Ziegler case is a metal box which meets the minimum requirements of the Airline.

Shipping Procedure

  • Contact transporting airline cargo department to reserve the remains of the deceased as cargo
  • If the airline is not originating from DFW, arrange transport by air/land to the respective airline
  • Arrange ground transportation from destination airport to burial ground, if required
  • Help family member (escort) for his/her air ticket, if required