Transport of Deceased to Serbia

To transport human remains to the Republic of Serbia it requires prior permission. In order to secure such a permit /called SPROVODNICA/, certain documents and procedures are required.


Required documents

 

1.

 

 

Appplication form (MS Word Form) - request of family for issuing document called "Sprovodnica" where should be stated:

- the name of the person which confirmed the identity of deceased and

- the contact person in Serbia in charge for transport and burial of deceased

 

 

2.

 

 

Proof of identification

The deceased's valid Serbian passport. If the deceased did not have a valid Serbian passport, it will be necessary to present the certificate on Serbian citizenship and a document serving as proof of identity (identification card, driver's license, old passport etc.)

 

 

3.

 

 

Proof of death

The Certificate of Death verified with Apostille obrained at the Office of the Secretary of State

 

 

4.

 

 

Permit to transport

A US locally issued Permit to Dispose of or Transport Human Remains

 

 

5.

 

 

Proof of not having contagious desease

A certified statement by the local health authority that the deceased did not die of any contagious disease

 

 

6.

 

 

Proof that transport is prepared in accordance to law

A certificate issued by a Funeral Home stating that the human remains were not previously buried, that they were prepared for transport according to the international regulations, and placed in a hermetically sealed metal/zinc box (if the deceased was not cremated), or the Certificate of Cremation (for transport of urn)

 

 

7.

 

 

Proof of arranged transport

Funeral home's letter stating the flight itinerary; date and place of the departure; date and place of the arrival; name of consignee, if any

 

 

8.

 

 

Proof of reserved plot in Serbia

Certificate of pertinent authorities of Serbia (i.e. municipal authorities, cemetery) that plot has been reserved at a specified cemetery for the burial of the deceased (coffin, urn).

 

 

9.

 

 

Fee

Money Order in the amount of $9 payable to the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia as a fee for issuing the document

 

 

10.

 

 

Return self-addressed envelope with paid postage for registered mail

 

 

If the deceased was not a citizen of the Republic of Serbia, it will be necessary to present all above and Certificate of pertinent authorities of Serbia (i.e. municipal authorities, cemetery) that plot has been reserved at a specify cemetery for the burial of the deceased (coffin, urn).

If the cause of death was plague or variola, the Consulate can not issue the document (Sprovodnica) without approval of proper authority of the Republic of Serbia.

Please contact the Consulate General for any additional information.