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International Repatriation Services

Repatriation Experts

International Repatriation & Long-Distance Transportation

We understand what a difficult and confusing time it is when a friend or relative dies while traveling, living or working abroad. With our extensive experience in making arrangements for the repatriation of deceased persons to and from the United Kingdom, we are able to offer you the personal service and attention required to alleviate any worry and concern.

Some of the key aspects of the service we are able to provide to our international repatriation clients:

  1. We offer a full repatriation service to and from any country across the globe

  2. We have a close working relationship with many embassies, consulate and government agencies, and we have a detailed awareness of the individual rules and regulations relating to documentation and permits for each country

  3. We have a professional, collaborative relationship with over 500 funeral directors and repatriation agents around the world, through our membership of FIAT-IFTA (The World Organization of Funeral Operatives).

  4. We are able to arrange transfer of the deceased from any hospital or mortuary abroad, arrange all relevant permits and documents, supply a coffin or casket suitable for transportation by air, and arrange the transfer of the deceased to the airport

  5. We are able to arrange for the translation of the death certificate and all other relevant documentation into any language for the purposes of repatriation

  6. We are able to arrange scheduled and charter flights for the transportation of the deceased to and from the United Kingdom

  7. We are able to offer concierge services for the family of the deceased, including flight and hotel reservations, and airport transfers.

  8. We offer a collection and delivery service throughout the mainland United Kingdom, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Additionally, we offer a 24-hour telephone advisory service for those requiring further information: +44 (0)161 796 6018

For immediate help and assistance in arranging a repatriation service, please call +44 (0)161 796 6018

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Recent testimonial submitted via website:

A family friend's father passed away. They asked me to help them make funeral arrangements, due to the language barrier. We went to Co-op Funeral Care at first, but they wouldn't help us.

I went online and found Paul Williams Funeral Directors based in Manchester. We live on the Wirral. I had to admit, that the whole situation with Repatriation and Visas was away over me. I phoned Paul, explained the situation. He came over to the Wirral to see us personally. He explained everything to assure us that everything will be done regarding the Repatriation and the permits. Any questions we had, he answered and he guaranteed it will be done.

A very difficult process with the Vietnamese Embassy with all the paperwork and all the emailing, corresponding and getting all of the original documents. Paul even arranged a local Magistrate to help us, in our case. And that was on a Saturday. Paul travelled to the Vietnamese Embassy in London, and got all the revelent permits and visa.

Now, my friend's family are in Vietnam, and Mr S can be laid to rest.

To everyone at Paul Williams: Thank you so much for being so professional about the whole situation, so informative, so caring, from start to now...Paul, you a true Gentleman.

Recent testimonial submitted via website:
As an owner of a funeral home in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada I called on Paul Williams when I needed his expertise in providing services for a kind gentleman who wanted to be buried with his mother in Lytham & St Annes. I knew I needed the help of a true professional in the United Kingdom and after speaking with Paul I knew he was the person I wanted to work with. Every detail was attended to and the family travelling to Manchester was so thankful for Paul and his staff. He treated me as if we had known each other for years and he went above and beyond to accommodate the family's every request. I know if I ever need the services of a funeral home in England again, I will be calling Paul Williams and his staff. Eric Toneff