Once it has been decided to repatriate the body out of England and Wales, the next step would involve approaching the local coroner for the purpose of the ‘Out of England’ certificate. In case if a person has died in Scotland and you want them to get buried overseas, for instance in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Northern Island, Wales, or England, you will require the following:
- Certificate of no Liability to Register: You can obtain it from the place of burial. It can be in England and Wales.
- Letter from the coroner in Scotland or a Death Certificate: You need to provide it to the registrar and are also required to sign a declaration form. It can be at the office in England or Wales.
All of the countries do not have the same regulation, and therefore it will depend as to where you prefer to bury the deceased. There are a few countries that may carry an investigation prior to repatriating the body from Scotland. In that scenario, you may need to invoice Procurator Fisca in order to issue the Furth of Scotland letter to the person who has the responsibility of moving the body.
You may need to follow the same procedure as you did in England and Wales in case you want to carry the process of repatriation from Northern Ireland.