Ensuring Your Loved One Returns To Scotland For Their Final Journey


Repatriations are so important to families when a loved one dies abroad, it can seem a somewhat daunting prospect on how to have his or her body repatriated to Scotland for the funeral.  On the other hand, when a loved one has died in Scotland, but the funeral is to take place elsewhere in the world, the process of getting your loved one to their final destination is not without its challenges.

At Malone & Fox, we offer a comprehensive repatriation service to convey your loved one to or from anywhere in the world. We have an in depth knowledge of regulations, permits and requirements needed for shipment to or from any country.

We will make all the necessary arrangements with Consulates and embassies on your behalf as well as arranging and booking flights and taking care of all legal requirements.

The vast majority of overseas repatriations are by air. We will organise a flight and the next of kin and funeral director (if overseas) will be advised of the time of arrival of the coffin.

We have many important points of contact with funeral directors and Embassy personnel in most overseas countries, and as a family business we are very proud to be able to guarantee that you will receive our personal attention at all times.

If A Loved One Requires Repatriation


If your loved one has passed away whilst on holiday, it is very likely that their travel insurance would cover most, or all, of the repatriation costs.  Similarly, other forms of life cover may have similar benefits.

Where possible, if you can look out any insurance documentation and provide these to our team.  This will enable us to liaise with the insurance company and provide them with all of the information necessary to process your claim and reimburse you for any costs in a timely manner.

We will also require information regarding the deceased, similar to the information required for Registering a Death, as we shall have to deal with the high commission to record the death:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • passport number
  • where and when the passport was issued
  • details of the next-of- kin, if you’re not their closest relative.

Please call us on 0141 649 4900 with any questions. We can be reached on that number 24 hours a day, on 365 days of the year! Alternatively, you can also reach us via email.