Transfer of deceased persons and urns to South Korea

Transfer of deceased persons and urns

Who are we ? & what do we do?


AIM Funeral & worldwide repatriations is a funeral and repatriation company based in Munich since 2010, which specializes in the repatriation of bodies and urns to South Korea and all countries of the world. Thanks to our good contacts with foreign embassies, 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 would subsequently have to be transferred to South Korea.


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


How to hire us?


You can commission us conveniently online by simply printing out our order form, filling it in and sending it to us by email


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


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


The following documents are required for the repatriation of the deceased to South Korea.




    • Identity card of the deceased or the identity card



    • Data (name and telephone number) of the recipient in South Korea, 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 easily be 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 South Korea without any problems.




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


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




    • Place of death (travel costs)


    • Transport route (hearse, ferry or airplane)



    • 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 Korea, please provide us with detailed information about the death.




What services and fees do these costs include?




    • 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.



    • 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 the flight to South Korea.



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



    • the corpse passport from the public order office.



    • the submission of German funeral documents to the South Korean 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 Korea (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 Korea.



    • 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 transfer the deceased in South Korea?


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


In South Korea there are the following airports e.g.

      • Busan Airport PUS. Busan is the busiest airport in the Republic ofKorea after Seoul.
      • Daegu Airport TAE. Daegu is a South Korean airport. ...
      • Gwangju Airport KWJ. ...
      • Jeju Airport CJU. ...
      • Pohang Airport KPO. ...
      • Seoul Airport ICN. ...
      • Ulsan Airport USN. ...
      • Yeosu Airport RSU.



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


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




What are the costs of repatriation from South Korea to Germany?


If a death occurs in South Korea, 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 funeral director in South Korea, any outstanding treatment costs from the hospital in South Korea, 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 Korea 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 transfer to South Korea.


Phone +49 (0)89 379 85 331