Transfer of deceased persons and urns to South Africa

Transfer of deceased persons and urns to South Africa

Who are we ? & what do we do?


AIM Funeral & Worldwide Repatriations is a funeral and repatriation company that has been in existence since 2010 and specializes in the repatriation of bodies and urns to South Africa and all countries of the world. Thanks to our good contacts with embassies abroad, we also have the possibility to repatriate 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 which subsequently has to be transferred to South Africa.


Our know-how and years of experience in the field of body and urn repatriation to South Africa, 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 in and emailing it

What documents are required for the transfer of the deceased to South Africa?


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


    • Identity card of the deceased or the identity card



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



All other documents such as 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, but can easily be submitted to the relevant registry office after the transfer of the deceased.


If documents are missing, a provisional death certificate is issued by the registry office, with which the body can be transferred to South Africa without any problems.




What are the costs of repatriating a deceased person to South Africa?


The total cost of repatriating a body to South Africa varies and depends on the following factors.




    • Place of death (travel costs)


    • Transport route (hearse, ferry or plane)



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



    • Fees incurred at the hospital, registry office, cemetery, forensic medicine, etc.



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

What services and fees are included in these costs?


    • 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 possibility to store the deceased in our cold storage cells.



    • the hygienic care of the deceased.



    • Carrying out the necessary preservation or embalming with formalin including optical preparation (thanatopraxy).



    • We carry out basic hygiene 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 flight to South Africa.



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



    • the corpse passport from the Public Order Office.



    • the submission of German burial documents to the South African Consulate.



    • the corpse 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 shipping company for transportation to the destination airport in South Africa (up to a body weight of approx. 80 kg) with an airline of our choice. We can also recommend a suitable funeral director in South Africa.



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

Should you require additional services or services that deviate 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.



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



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



    1. 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 South Africa ?


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


In South Africa there are the following airports, for example

      • Johannesburg Airport

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


As a rule, a smooth transfer of a deceased person to South Africa takes between 5-10 working days.


How[nbsp]high are the costs of repatriation from South Africa to Germany?


If a death occurs in South Africa, we are able to work with our local partners to repatriate the deceased back 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 funeral director in South Africa, any outstanding treatment costs from the clinic in South Africa, and our services to the desired airport or cemetery.


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

Yes, we always manage the transfer of the deceased to South Africa 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 or urn repatriation to South Africa.


Phone +49 (0)89 379 85 331