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

Shipping Of Cremated Remains To England

  • 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

Please note that England’s postal service – Royal Mail does NOT accept the delivery of full-sized urns. If the family is not travelling with the urn, then the urn must be booked on an airplane as cargo and the receiving party would travel to the airport to collect the cremated remains.

Shipping Of Human Remains To England

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 Consulate Of England

British Consulate General in Calgary


2100,144 - 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3N4    Telephone: 403-705-1755

Use our contact form for consular enquiries: www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-calgary

British High Commission in Ottawa

80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5K7    Phone: 613-237-1530    Fax: 416-593-1229

Website: www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-high-commission-ottawa

Other Notes

Consulate does not seal shipment or issue clearance letters.

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