Moving a Body Out of England or Wales
Only the coroner can give permission for a body to be moved out of England or Wales. This permission has to be obtained at least four days before the body is to be moved (although the coroner may be able to give permission sooner) so that any necessary enquiries may be carried out. Afterwards you will be given a Removal Notice (form 104), part of which is sent to the registrar after the funeral. Permission must be obtained whenever the funeral is to take place outside England or Wales.
This procedure applies in all cases where the body is to be moved out of England or Wales, not just where a death was reported to the coroner. There are several firms that specialise in repatriation of which Rowland Brothers have an outstanding reputation in this sector, and can be contacted direct on0208 684 2324.