Homeland Repatriation Services


About Homeland Repatriation Services

What happens when a loved one passes away in a foreign country? How do you ensure that they are brought back home with the utmost care and respect?

At Embrace, our international repatriation funeral service offers a comprehensive solution to bring your loved ones back to Singapore, or from Singapore to their homeland.

Our team of professionals will take care of the necessary paperwork, logistics, and coordinate with the relevant authorities to make sure that the repatriation process is carried out smoothly. We can also make funeral arrangements when the body is back home.

International repatriation funeral services pricing

What is the cost of international repatriation?

The following factors determine the cost of repatriation funeral services:

  • The distance of the repatriation (which country to repatriate to/from)
  • The choice of airline
  • Freight cargo charges
  • Freight provider
  • Any specific religious rites required for the deceased
  • Any specific burial or cremation arrangements

To get an accurate breakdown and a quote, give us a call at +65 96921100 or ask our funeral director Jeffrey at jeffrey@embracefuneralservices.com.sg for a non-obligatory discussion.

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How the funeral repatriation services works

What is Embrace Funeral’s role in the repatriation funeral service?

For repatriation from Singapore

1. Collect the body for embalming and encoffining, ensuring that all necessary documentation is in order and that the coffin export permit has been obtained.

2. Manage the logistics of moving the body back to the home country, including arranging for transportation and booking appropriate accommodations for the bereaved family.

3. Coordinate all necessary flight arrangements, working closely with funeral directors and other key stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition from abroad back to the home country.

4. Ensure that all needs of the bereaved family are addressed throughout the process, offering support and guidance as needed throughout this difficult time.

For repatriation back to Singapore

1. Manage all required documents and logistics for funeral arrangements, including obtaining permits and coordinating transportation.

2. Provide full funeral arrangements services, including preparing the deceased for transport back to Singapore and arranging for their burial or cremation.

3. Accompany family members or other designated individuals throughout the process, providing guidance on selection of caskets, urns, and other memorial items as needed.

4. Work with local authorities and funeral homes in foreign countries to ensure that all procedures are followed correctly during repatriation to Singapore.

5. Assist with grief counselling and support during this difficult time, helping families to cope with their loss while ensuring that their needs are met throughout the process.

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About Embrace Funeral Services

Embrace Funeral Services Singapore (懷恩生命禮儀) is a one-stop professional funeral service provider that was founded by our 4th generation funeral director, Jeffrey Lee Yi Fu.

At Embrace Funeral Services, we are committed to providing the finest quality funeral services where families can rely on during their times of need.



The documents required for this process will need to be approved by the consulate authorities in Singapore. We can help with all of the paperwork and planning needed to get your loved one home.

The documents typically required are as follows:

  • Death Certificate
  • Sealing Certificate for the coffin
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Coffin Export Permit
  • Air Waybill (if by air transportation)

A few specific documents are needed before we can transport your loved one's body back home if they pass away overseas. The documents must be endorsed by the Singapore Embassy in the country where they passed.


  • Death Certificate issued by country where death happened (Certificate has to be translated into English if it is in other languages)
  • Sealing Certificate for the coffin
  • Embalming Certificate
  • Coffin Export Permit from country exporting the body
  • Air Waybill (if by air transportation)


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