WHAT A A CONSULATE CAN AND CANNOT DO FOR YOU?
POWER OF ATTORNEY
TRANSPORT OF ASHES
CONSULATES IN DENMARK, NORWAY AND FAROE ISLANDS
PROCEDURE TO TAKE ASHES INTO URUGUAY
In order to bring an urn with ashes to Uruguay, you should be able to present the following documents:
- Note from the funeral company requesting the urn to be transported to Uruguay.
- Death certificate (In Sweden, the document is a “Dödsfallsintyg”).
- Cremation certificate.
- Certificate of authorization of the transportation of the ashes.
- Freight certificate for the urn, issued by the funeral company, stating that the ashes have been placed into the urn and that it has been hermetically sealed.
- Non Infectious disease certificate.
The documents number 2, 3, 5 and 6 should be legalized in order to be valid in Uruguay. The legalization procedure consists of stamping the documents with the Hague Apostille stamp, which is done by the competent authority in the country where the documents were issued.
The documents should then be translated into Spanish, in order to be valid for their use in Uruguay. The translation is done by an official translator in Uruguay (other translations are not accepted). If possible, it is recommendable to obtain the documents in English, in order to facilitate the translation. Remember that both the document itself and the Apostille stamp should be translated into Spanish.
The document number 4 is issued at the Consulate, free of charge.
Furthermore, it is necessary to confirm the cause of death, as in case of an infectious disease, the ashes cannot be taken into Uruguay until having passed 10 years after the date of death.
Please also note that the described procedure refers to taking the ashes into Uruguay. The interested party should find out what the requirements are for taking the ashes out of the country where the death occurred, as well as those imposed by the airline.