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At Bergen Funeral Service Inc., our family-owned and operated business provides reliable, efficient and respectful international funeral transporting services. We provide shipping from Queens to a diverse array of countries around the world, such as France. Our funeral professionals are also experts in shipping for burials and repatriation of remains as well. Our goal is to send the deceased off to their final destinations with great care and attention so that they can be reunited with their friends and family.
Burial rituals in France are different than those in the US. In the event of a death of a family member or close friend in France, the first thing to do is to contact the local doctor who will certify the death and issue a medical certificate of death. The death must be reported to the local town hall in the town the death occurred within 24 hours.
In France, the mayor of the location of death authorizes cremation of the deceased. There are two reasons a request for cremation would be automatically approved: if cremation is stated in a will or in a non-legal document (such as letter) from the deceased or if the closest family member requests it. Cremation usually takes place in the crematorium closest to the place of death unless the deceased requested a different location before they passed.
Burial in France is also authorized by the mayor. In a community cemetery, a burial must take place between 24 hours and six days following the death of your loved one. The burial may be organized by a funeral home and the deceased can be buried on their own land, providing that certain rules and regulations are met. The grave site has to be covered by a concrete piece within three months of the burial, and then a tomb stone may be installed.
When you are mourning the loss of a loved one, the last thing you need is the added stress from planning out the funeral shipping process. Our staff will take care of it all for you and iron out the details of every step along the way. When you first call us for international funeral shipping to France, we will immediately provide you with expert advice about all the potentially confusing aspects of this service.
Additionally, we are located within minutes of JFK and Newark airports. These two airports offer the most destination and flight choices for international funeral shipping to France, which will make the transportation that much easier to plan. We are referred to as “known-shippers” with all the airlines, which means that we can schedule flights and fly with any airline of our choosing. This status allows for more convenience and efficiency, which will help make this difficult time a little bit less anxiety-ridden.
With affordable prices and empathetic, friendly service, we hope that our international funeral shipping services in Queens will be exactly what you are looking for when it comes to reliable, safe and efficient transportation.