REPATRIATION OF HUMAN REMAINS

If you will repatriate the human remains of a deceased loved one, please take into account the following requirements and procedures that must be used for this purpose:

repatriation of corpse

The repatriation of a deceased person's body must be carried out through a mortuary, which must carry out the respective procedures with the airline to their place of destination and even contact a mortuary in Bolivia which will be in charge of receiving the human remains of the deceased at the airport for their respective transportation.

The documents you will need will be:

  1. Certificate of death issued by the State, which must exactly match the Bolivian passport and / or identity card data to avoid subsequent inconveniences in proceedings in Bolivian territory. This document must be translated and Apostilled
  2. Certification of embalming issued by the mortuary duly apostilled and translated.
  3. Certificate proving that the death was not due to a contagious disease issued by the County (this requirement may vary according to the County) duly apostilled and translated
  4. Permit for transit outside the State duly apostilled and translated
  5. For each of the documents you must obtain the APOSTILLE issued by the Secretary of State or Government (does not require legalization at the Consulate)

Repatriation of ashes

  • Certificate of death issued by the State, which must exactly match the Bolivian passport and / or identity card data to avoid subsequent inconveniences in proceedings in Bolivian territory.
  • Translation of notarized death certificate (by any local notary)
  • Obtain the Application and Permission for Disposition of Human Rests (Application and Permit for Dispositions of Human Remains) issued by the respective County (County).
  • Obtain the APOSTILLE from the Secretary of State or Government of the State for each of the documents: the death certificate, the translation of the certificate and the application (does not require legalization of the Consulate)

Registration of death in bolivia

  • Certificate of death issued by the State which must exactly match the Bolivian passport and / or identity card data to avoid subsequent inconveniences in proceedings in Bolivian territory.
  • Translation of notarized death certificate (by any local notary)
  • Obtain the APOSTILLE from the Secretary of State or Government of the State for each of the documents: the death certificate and the translation of the certificate.

NOTE: Any document such as letters, transfer requests, or translations must be previously legalized by any local notary and then get the APOSTILLE by the corresponding Secretary of State or Government. Likewise, it is recommended that the Certificate of Death be obtained in 3 original copies to be used in Bolivia in institutions such as the Civil Registration Office, General Service of Personal Identification and registration in the cemetery. The conditions of embalming, materials and others are regulated by the airline and these must be fulfilled by the mortuary that you will hire for your purpose. This Consular Office can not recommend or advise any services or companies to repatriate human remains.