McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes is an accredited Approved Air Cargo Known Consignor with trained and knowledgeable staff able to guide your family through this entire process.

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

Travelling with an Urn To Mexico

Transporting urns as carry-on luggage requires that the urns must pass successfully through the x-ray machine. Many urns generate an opaque image and will not be permitted through airport security.

If the urn cannot be x-rayed, the next option is to transport the remains in the belly of the plane as checked baggage. The crematory container will undergo testing for explosive devices and, if cleared, will be permitted as checked baggage.

We recommend purchasing a temporary container made of wood, plastic or non-lead lined ceramic along with their permanent urn or to purchase a permanent urn that meets the TSA requirement for transporting your loved one’s remains.

The Mexican Consulate will allow for Mexican citizens, in some circumstances citizens from other countries could be allowed if they provide a contract from the cemetery or church where cremated remains will be interred.

  • Urns will not be opened by security personnel.
  • Certificate of cremation from Crematorium
  • Declaration of Contents from Funeral Home
  • Certified copies of Death Certificates (1)
  • Passport of the deceased
  • Name address and phone of consignee

Shipping Of Cremated Remains To Mexico

  • Certificate of cremation from Crematorium
  • Declaration of Contents from Funeral Home
  • Certified copies of Death Certificates (1)
  • Passport of the deceased
  • Name address and phone of consignee
  • A metal urn must be used and then be placed in a wooden outer container.

Shipping Of Human Remains To Mexico

  • Containers required:
    • Hermetic inner metal sealer (either 1/2 glass or full metal top) inside a woodencasket or hermetically sealed metal casket
    • Airpac container
  • Documentation required:
    • 3 certified copies of Death Certificate
    • Letter from Public Health Office indicating “no communicable disease” and outlining packaging procedures
    • Letter of embalming from Funeral Home and declaration of contents
    • Burial Permit
    • Coroners’ Out of Province Certificate
    • Name, address and phone number of consignee
    • Passport, if available

Contact Consulate Of Mexico

Consulate of Mexico
11 King Street West, Suite 350, Toronto, ON M5H 4C7 Phone: 416-368-2875; Fax: 416-368-9384
Jurisdiction: Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan.

Embassy of Mexico
45 O’Connor St. Suite 1000, Ottawa ON
Tel: 613-233-8988 OR 613-233-9917 OR 613-233-9272
Fax: 613-235-9123 OR 613-233-8678

Consulate in Montreal:
2055 Peel Street, Montreal, QC H3A 1V4
Tel: 514-288-2502 ext. 221
Fax: 514-288-8287
Jurisdiction: Quebec and Maritimes

Other Notes

Cremated remains:

  • Documentation is to be forwarded to Consulate prior to shipment and they provide a clearance letter.
  • There is a fee from the Consulate.

Human remains:

  • Documents must be translated into Spanish: Medical Certificate, Statement of Death, Out of Province Certificate, Burial Permit and Embalming letter.
  • Statement of Death needs to be authenticated by Management Board
  • All documents are to be delivered to the Consulate. Consulate will return documents once completed. Consulate does not come to put seals on the container.
  • Fee for Consulate changes with currency rate fluctuations. Check prior to confirm charge. They accept CASH ONLY. No cheques.
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