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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • SHIPPING OF ASHES

  • INFORMATION

    on requirements for shipment of human ashes to Poland

     

    Under Polish Law, the shipment of human ashes to Poland is possible by obtaining a transportation permit issued by an appropriate Polish consular office.

     

    Attention: Effective August 1st, 2007, the consular offices will cease sealing the urns.

      

    In order to obtain the permit you must submit to this office the following:

     

    • Written permission for shipment and burial of human ashes issued by an appropriate County Executive (Starosta, Mayor) in Poland - a fax copy is acceptable;
    • Death Certificate (original or certified copy);
    • Certificate of Cremation;
    • Burial Transit Permit for removal out of State;
    • Notarized affidavit by funeral Director, stating that the ashes were placed in the  sealed urn or similar container, and there is nothing but the ashes inside;
    • Consular fee of $60 (Money Order payable to the "Embassy of Poland")
    • return envelope with a tracking number
       

    One must supply the name of the person or the company responsible for shipment (e.g. a family member, an airline, etc.). A permit will be issued when all the necessary documents are received.

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