Body & urn transfers to France

Transfert de la defunte a la France

Transfer of deceased persons and urns to France


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 France and all countries of the world. Thanks to our good contacts with the French embassies and consulates, we also have the possibility of repatriating deceased persons abroad back to Germany. We work very successfully with over 900 companies worldwide. We offer you complete support and processing in the event of a death that subsequently needs to be transferred to France.

Our years of experience in the field of repatriation to France will make you feel very safe and well advised in our hands.

How do you hire us?

You can commission us conveniently online by simply filling out our inquiry form in the footer below and sending it to us. You will then shortly receive a comprehensive email with all the information and costs, as well as our order form in the attachment, which you fill out and send to us by email.

What documents are required for the transfer of the deceased and urns to France?

The following documents are required for the transfer of the body to France.

  • Identity card of the deceased and the identity card
  • Data (name and telephone number) of the recipient in France, or the data of the accompanying person.

All other documents, e.g. birth certificate for unmarried persons, marriage certificate for married persons, death certificate of the spouse for widowed persons, etc., are only required for the final death certificate and can be easily 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 France without any problems.


What are the costs of repatriating a body to France?

The total cost of repatriating a body to France 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.

To enable us to send you a more accurate quotation for the repatriation of a deceased person to France, please provide us with detailed information about the death.


What services and fees are included in these costs?

  • the coroner's fee of the doctor or the hospital.
  • 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.
  • Hygienic care of the deceased.
  • Carrying out the necessary preservation or embalming with formalin, including optical preparation (thanatopraxy).
  • We carry out the basic hygienic care, dressing (including own clothing if desired), legal coffining.
  • Legal transfer coffin with zinc insert, which is sealed airtight. Incl. pillow and blanket
  • Administration fees and booking of the flight to France.
  • Issue of an international death certificate from the relevant registry office.
  • the corpse passport from the public order office.
  • The submission of the German funeral documents to the French consulate.
  • the funeral passport
  • the handling of all formalities and trips to the authorities
  • Packing the coffin with stretch film in accordance with intern. regulations
  • transportation to the airport
  • the freight costs of the forwarding agent for transportation to the destination airport in Italy (up to a body weight of approx. 80 kg) with an airline of our choice. We can also recommend a suitable mortician in Italy.
  • Our fixed price is not reduced if individual services are not used.

If you require additional services or services that differ from our offer, this is possible at any time for an additional charge.

What is the procedure?

  1. Fill out our order form and send it to us with the required documents and information by email.
  2. Wait until we have completed all the necessary documents and all other activities and we get back to you.
  3. You will receive all important documents and information such as AWB consignment note, flight details, photos, etc.
  4. The deceased will be properly delivered to the airport and handed over to the forwarding company.


To which airports do we transport the deceased in France ?

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

In France, these are the following airports, for example

  • Bordeaux (BOD)
  • Marseille (MRS)
  • Nice (NCE)
  • Toulouse (TLS)
  • Paris (PAR) Destinations3. Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG) Paris-Beauvais-Tillé (BVA) Paris-Orly (ORY)
  • Montpellier (MPL)
  • Lyon (LYS)
  • Nantes (NTE)

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

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


What are the costs of repatriation from France to Germany?

If a death occurs in France, 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.

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


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

Yes, we always carry out the transfer of the deceased to France 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.


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 France.


Retours et transferts de personnes décédées à destination / en provenance de France

Nous transportons le défunt d'Allemagne en France (dans n'importe quelle ville de France) avec nos véhicules funéraires ou par avion de manière fiable et en étroite collaboration avec vous. We also carry out the repatriation of deceased persons from France to Germany with care and speed. Appelez-nous et obtenez un devis.