Body repatriation

Überführung Verstorbener & Urnen nach ÄTHIOPIEN

Who are we ? & what do we do?

AIM Bestattung & Überführungen is a funeral and repatriation company with headquarters in Munich, which has been in existence for 10 years and specializes in the repatriation of bodies to Ethiopia and all countries of the world. Thanks to our good contacts with embassies abroad, we are also able to repatriate deceased persons who have died abroad back to Germany. We work very successfully with over 900 companies worldwide and offer you complete support and processing in the event of a death that subsequently needs to be repatriated to India.

Our know-how and years of experience in the field of body repatriation to Ethiopia, you will feel very safe and well advised in our hands.

How to hire us?

You can easily instruct us online by simply printing out our order form, filling it out and sending it to us by email to

You can also easily take a photo of the order form with your smartphone and send us a smart picture via Whats App.

What documents are required for the transfer of the deceased to Ethiopia?

The following documents are required for the repatriation of the body to India.

  • ID card of the deceased and the Ethiopian identity card

  • Data (name and telephone number) of the recipient in Ethiopia, or the data of the accompanying person


All other documents such as birth certificate for single persons, marriage certificate for married persons, death certificate of the spouse for widowed persons, etc. are only required for the final death certificate, but can be conveniently submitted to the relevant registry office after the transfer of the deceased.

If documents are missing, a provisional death certificate will be issued by the registry office, which can be used to transfer the body to Ethiopia without any problems.


What does it cost to transfer a dead body to Ethiopia?

The complete cost of a body to Ethiopia varies and depends on the following factors.

  • Place of death (travel costs)

  • Airline freight costs (depending on the weight of the deceased)

  • Fees incurred at the hospital, registry office, cemetery, coroner's office, etc.


In order for us to send you a more accurate quote for the repatriation of a deceased person to Ethiopia, please provide us with detailed information about the death.


What services and fees do these costs include?

  • The doctor's or hospital's post-mortem fee.

  • the collection of the deceased from the place of death and the subsequent transfer to us.

  • We have the option of storing the deceased in our cold storage cells

  • The hygienic care of the deceased

  • Performing the necessary preservation or embalming with formalin, including optical preparation (thanatopraxy).

  • We provide basic hygienic care, dressing (including own clothing, if desired), legal coffining

  • Rightful transfer coffin with zinc insert, which is sealed airtight. Incl. pillow and blanket

  • Administrative fees and booking of the flight to Ethiopia

  • Issue of an international death certificate from the relevant registry office

  • the corpse passport from the public order office

  • the submission of the German burial documents to the Ethiopian consulate

  • The Ethiopian corpse passport

  • The handling of all formalities and trips to the authorities

  • Packing the coffin with stretch film in accordance with intern. Regulations

  • The transfer to the airport

  • the freight costs of the forwarding agent for transportation to the destination airport in Ethiopia (up to a body weight of approx. 80 kg) with an airline of our choice. We will also be happy to recommend a suitable funeral director in Ethiopia.</p

  • Our fixed price is not reduced if individual services are not used.</p

If you require additional services or services that deviate from our offer, this is possible at any time without any problems for an additional charge.

What is the procedure?

  1. Fill out our order form and send it to us by email with the required documents and information.

  2. Wait until we have completed all the necessary documents and all other activities and we get back to you.

  4. You will receive all important documents and information such as AWB consignment note, flight data, photos, etc.

  6. The deceased is duly delivered to the airport and handed over to the forwarding company.



To which airports do we transfer the deceased in Ethiopia?

Every international airport is able to accept bodies and can therefore be approached.

In Ethiopia, for example, the following airports are available

  • Airport Adis Ababa (Ethiopia) ...
  • Airport Arba Minch (Ethiopia) ...
  • Airport Axum (Ethiopia) ...
  • Airport Bahir Dar (Ethiopia) ...

How long does it take for the deceased to arrive in Ethiopia?

As a rule, a smooth transfer of a body to Ethiopia takes between 3-5 working days.


What are the costs of repatriation from Ethiopia to Germany?


If a death occurs in Ethiopia, we are able to cooperate with our local partners to repatriate the deceased to Germany. This is often associated with very high costs, so it always makes sense to take out travel health insurance.</p

The total costs are made up of the costs of the funeral director in Ethiopia, any outstanding treatment costs from the hospital in Ethiopia and our services to the desired airport or cemetery.


Will I always be kept up to date with the current processing status?

Yes, we always handle the transfer of the deceased to Ethiopia in close consultation with you so that you are always kept up to date. If you do not want this, please let us know in good time.</p


We are at your disposal at all times and are at your side as an experienced, reliable and competent partner in the event of a body transfer to Ethiopia.

Telephone +49 (0)89 379 85 331