Mortuary Shipping

Human Remains Shipping

According to the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), the TSA requires an application process for funeral homes to become known shippers with airlines. Bergen Funeral Service Inc. are known shippers with the airlines we work with. We provide Mortuary Shipping that is comprehensive and complete for any need.The process includes registration with any airlines the funeral home plans to use, as well as an inspection and payment of an inspection fee.

When it comes to National Funeral Shipping, there are different requirements for each airline and country, but there are general requirements that must be completed before the remains can be shipped.

Our known shipper status allows our funeral directors to schedule flights for mortuary shipping whenever necessary. We also receive discounts from airlines, which we provide to the family of the deceased.

Included with the body should be the following:

  • Communicable Disease Affidavit
  • Embalmers Affidavit (on funeral home's letterhead)
  • At least two certified copies of the death certificate
  • The burial / transfer permit
  • Authorization forms

Once the body is cremated, the urn must be packed into a wooden box, and with it, the following documents are needed:

  • At least two certified copies of the death certificate
  • At least two certified copies of the cremation certificate
  • The non-contraband Affidavit (on funeral home's letterhead)

The complete name, address and phone number must also be provided of the funeral home that will be receiving the cremated mortuary shipping.

If you have any questions about any of the Burial Services we provide, please don’t hesitate to give Bergen Funeral Service a call at 1-800-262-7901.

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