United Kingdom

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

Shipping Of Cremated Remains To the United Kingdom

  • 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

(FOR ENGLAND ONLY) 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 United Kingdon

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

Contact Consulate or Ireland

Embassy of Ireland in Ottawa

Suite 1105, 130 Albert Street,   Ottawa, ON K1P 5G4    Tel: 613-233-6281  Fax: 613-233-5835
Email: Submit your query
Web: https://www.dfa.ie/canada

Consulate General of Ireland in Vancouver

1300, 1095 West Pender Street,  Vancouver, BC V6E 2M6   Phone 236-521-7300

Email: Submit your query

Website: www.dfa.ie/vancouver

Contact Consulate of Australia 

Australian Consulate in Vancouver

Suite 2050, 1075 West Georgia Street,  Vancouver, BC V6E 3C9   Telephone: 604-694-6160   Fax: 604-684-1856

Email: vancouver.consular@austrade.gov.au

Australian High Commission in Ottawa

Suite 1301, 50 O'Connor Street,  Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2    Telephone: +1 (613) 236 0841   Fax: 613-786-7621

Email: consular.ottawa@dfat.gov.au

Contact 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

Email: info@nzhcottawa.org

New Zealand Consulate-General in Vancouver

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

Other Notes

  • Consulate does not seal shipment or issue clearance letters.
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