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ATTESTATION OF DEATH DOCUMENTS

ATTESTATION OF DEATH DOCUMENTS

NOC to Carry Mortal Remains or Ashes of the Deceased and

Attestation of Death Documents 

Death related documents for carrying mortal remains and ashes of the deceased to India will be processed as per the convenience of the applicant irrespective of consular jurisdiction.

 How to Apply in Person:

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Download the Miscellaneous Application form and applicant may fill it up carefully and affix his/her photograph on the same. Here the ‘applicant’ is defined as a person who is a relative/ friend of the deceased or representative of a funeral home, authorized for processing documents.

2.

Current Passport in original of the deceased and a copy.

3.

Current Passport in original and copy of the applicant. If the documentation is being done through funeral home, the representative may submit his/her photo I/card and duly signed authorization letter issued by the funeral home.

4.

Original and photocopy of the document showing valid US Visa Status of the relative or friend who is processing the documents on behalf of the deceased.

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Original and photocopy of any of the following documents as proof of residence of the relative/friend who is doing the documentation work: US Driving License, Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, State Identity Card or Mortgage Deed.

6.

Carry all original supporting documents for presentation to the Consular Officer. Photocopies of these documents may be attached with the application.  Ensure that photocopies are legible.

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To carry Mortal Remains: Original and one copy of the following: (a) Death Certificate, clearly stating cause of death, (b) Embalming Certificate from the concerned local authority, (c) Certificate from the concerned local authority stating that body of the deceased is free from any kind of infection, and (d) Burial/Transit permit. Applicant may also ascertain with concerned Airlines about additional documentary requirements, if any and obtain those from the mortuary/funeral home. 

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To carry Ashes: Original and one copy of the following: (a) Death Certificate and (b) Cremation Certificate. Applicant may also ascertain with concerned Airlines about additional documentary requirements, if any and obtain those from the mortuary/funeral home. 

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Fee: If deceased held an Indian passport: Gratis (No Fee). For non-Indian passports: US$ 40.00 (Forty only) for carrying ashes and US$ 60.00(Sixty Only) for carrying mortal remains. In addition, a fee of US$2.00 (Two Only) towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF). For attestation of Death certificate- US$10.00(Only) and an additional fee of US$2.00 (Two Only) towards ICWF and US$10.00(Only) for each additional copy. The fees may be paid in cash or as money order/cashiers’ cheque, drawn separately towards fee and ICWF, in favour of Embassy of India, Washington DC.

10.

Processing Time: Same day, however, if unforeseen technical reasons occur, services can be delayed till those problems are resolved.

 How to Apply by Mail: 

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Follow the same procedure to fill up the application and enclose the same required documents as detailed above in the section ‘how to apply in person’ and send in the application enclosing a trackable pre-paid self-addressed return mailing envelope. Incomplete applications will be send back indicating the requisites to complete the application.

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Fee: If deceased held Indian passport: Gratis (No Fee). For other passports: US$ 40/- (for carrying ashes) and US$ 60/- (for carrying mortal remains). In addition, a fee of US$2/- towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF). The fee may be paid only as money order/cashiers’ cheque in favour of Embassy of India, Washington DC.

For attestation of Death certificate - US$10.00(Ten Only) and an additional fee of US$2.00(two Only) per application towards ICWF and US$10.00(Ten only) for each additional copy. The fees must be paid in only as money order/cashiers’ cheque, drawn separately towards fee and ICWF, in favour of Embassy of India, Washington DC..

3.

Processing time: On top priority immediately on receipt of all documents, subject to submission of all requisite documents by applicant.