• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland




    on requirements for shipment of human remains to Poland


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

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


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


    • Written permission for shipment and burial of human remains issued by the appropriate County Executive (Starosta, Mayor) in Poland - a fax copy is acceptable
    • Death Certificate (original or certified copy)
    • A notarized affidavit by the funeral Director, stating that the body was fully prepared for shipment and placed in the hermetically sealed metal coffin or similar container, and that the coffin contains only the body, clothing and lining
    • Burial Transit Permit for removal of a body out of State
    • Certificate or Affidavit from local health authorities stating that there was no communicable disease at the area at the time of the death, and that the cause of death of the individual to be shipped to Poland was not a communicable disease
    • Consular fee of $60 (Money Order payable to the "Embassy of Poland")
    • return envelope with a tracking number

    The transportation permit may be denied if the death was related to a communicable disease.

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