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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENT OF HUMAN ASHES TO POLAND

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    INFORMATION

    On requirements for bringing of human ashes to Poland

     

     

     

     

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

     

     

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

     

    1) Written permission for shipment and burial of human ashes issued by appropriate local district or municipal authorities in Poland /STAROSTA or URZAD MIASTA/ - a fax copy is acceptable; must be provided by the family of the deceased.

    2) Death Certificate (original or certified copy);

    3) Certificate of Cremation;

    4) Burial Transit Permit for removal out of State;

    5) Notarized Affidavit by funeral Director, stating that ashes were placed in a sealed urn or similar container /i.e. blocked in a way that prevents from any intended or unintended opening from the outside/, and there is nothing but ashes inside;

    6) The consular fee of $58  (money order, cashier's or teller's check);

    7) Return postage: your pre-paid return envelope or postage fee of $12.

     

     It is no longer required to have the urn sealed by the Consulate.

     

    For further information please contact our office.

     

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