United Kingdom

This page contains information on shipping cremated remains and human 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 England 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
  • 2 certified copies of Death Certificate
  • Name, address and phone number of consignee

Shipping of Human Remains To England

Containers required:

  • Hermetic inner metal sealer (either 1/2 glass or all metal top) inside a wooden casket or hermetically sealed metal casket
  • Airpac container

Documentation required:

  • 2 certified copies of Death Certificate
  • Letter of Embalming from funeral home and Declaration of Contents on company letterhead
  • Burial Permit
  • Coroners’ Out of Province Certificate
  • Name, address and phone number of consignee
  • Letter from Funeral Home indicating travel arrangements (airline schedule and name, address and phone number of person and/or fimeral home that will be receiving the remains).

Contact Consulate of England

High Commission of the United Kingdom
777 Bay St., Suite #1910, Toronto, ON, M5G 2G2
Phone: 416-593-1290
Fax: 416-593-1229

High Commission in Ottawa
80 Elgin St., 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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