New Zealand

This page contains information on shipping cremated remains from Canada to New Zealand. These rules are set by the Consulate of New Zealand and we have provided their contact information below. The cost of a shipment from Canada to New Zealand is determined by the funeral home fees for handling the arrangements and the fees set by the New Zealand consulate. Please call or request a quote for exact pricing information.

Shipping Of Cremated Remains To New Zealand

  • Declaration of Contents from the funeral home
  • Certificate of Cremation from the Crematorium
  • Funeral Director Statement of Death
  • Burial Permit
  • If flying with the cremated remains, an approved urn to go through security or a temporary plastic urn

Shipping Of Human Remains To New Zealand

Containers Required:

  • Hermetically sealed meter liner (either with a glass window or all metal top) inside a family chosen casket or temporary wooden shipping container.

Documentation required:

  • Funeral Director Statement of Death
  • Letter of Embalming from funeral home and Declaration of Contents on company letterhead
  • Burial Permit
  • Coroners’ Out of Province Certificate
  • Health Letter from Alberta Health Services confirming no contagious diseases
  • Name, address, and phone number of consignee

Contact The Consulate Of New Zealand


New Zealand High Commission in Ottawa

Suite 1401, 150 Elgin Street, Ottaway, ON K2P 1L4   Tel: 613-238-5991   Fax: 613-238-5707


New Zealand Consulate-General in Vancouver

Suite 1200, 888 Dunsmuir Street,  Vancouver, BC V6C 3K4   Tel: 604-684-7388  Fax: 604-684-7333

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