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McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes is an accredited Approved Air Cargo Known Consignor with trained and knowledgeable staff able to guide your family through this entire process.

This page contains information on shipping cremated remains and human remains from Canada to Argentina. These rules are set by the Consulate of Argentina and we have provided their contact information below. The cost of a shipment from Canada to Argentina is determined by the funeral home fees for handling the arrangements and the fees set by the Argentina consulate. Please call or request a quote for exact pricing information.

The Consulate does not issue permits to return human remains to Argentina. Relatives or a person responsible must coordinate shipping arrangements with Funeral Homes and cargo airlines directly. Also it is required to contact a Funeral Home in Argentina, in order to receive the human remains.


Traveling with an Urn To Argentina

Transporting urns as carry-on luggage requires that the urns must pass successfully through the x-ray machine. Many urns generate an opaque image and will not be permitted through airport security.

If the urn cannot be x-rayed, the next option is to transport the remains in the belly of the plane as checked baggage. The crematory container will undergo testing for explosive devices and, if cleared, will be permitted as checked baggage.

We recommend purchasing a temporary container made of wood, plastic or non-lead lined ceramic along with their permanent urn or to purchase a permanent urn that meets the TSA requirement for transporting your loved one’s remains.

For transportation of the human ashes, the following documents are required for legalization purposes:

Airport Screening
  • Urns will not be opened by security personnel.
  • Certificate of cremation from Crematorium
  • Declaration of Contents from Funeral Home
  • Certified copies of Death Certificates (1)
  • Passport of the deceased
  • Name address and phone of consignee
  1. “Death Certificates”, with the translation into spanish. This certificates they need to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of the DFAIT in Ottawa (click here).
  2. One “Cremation Certificate”, issued by the Crematorium, stating that the urn contains nothing but human ashes and the name of the deceased, with the translation into spanish. Prior to the legalization this document must be authenticated by the “Department of Authentication of the DFAIT in Ottawa (click here) or notarized by a notary public. In case it is notarized, before applying for consular legalization follow the procedure mentioned in this link.

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Shipping of Cremated Remains To Argentina

  • Certificate of cremation from Crematorium
  • Declaration of Contents from Funeral Home
  • Certified copies of Death Certificates (1)
  • Passport of the deceased
  • Name address and phone of consignee
  • A metal urn must be used and then be placed in a wooden outer container.

  
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Shipping of Human Remains To Argentina

  • I) For transportation of the body of the deceased, the following documents are required for legalization purposes:

    1. “Death Certificates” (in Ontario is the “Form 31” or “Form 15”, by the Vital Statistics), with the translation into spanish. This certificate need to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of the DFAIT in Ottawa (click here).
    2. “Medical Certificate of Death” (in Ontario is the Form nº 16, by Vital Statistics) with the translation into spanish. This certificate need to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of the DFAIT in Ottawa (click here).
    3. One “Coroner Report Certificate” (in Ontario is issued by the “Office of the Chief Coroner”), stating that the deceased had no communicable/contagious diseases, with the translation into spanish. This certificate must have the approval of a Provincial Ministry (in Ontario is the “Ministry of Government Services”). This certificate need to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of the DFAIT in Ottawa (click here).
    4. Embalmer’s certificate from a licensed Funeral Home Director, stating that the body has been embalmed in accordance with international shipping regulations and placed in a hermetically sealed metal container and an outside wood container for transportation, with the translation into spanish. The embalmer’s certificate must must be certified by the Provincial Ministry (in Ontario is the “Ministry of Government Services”).This certificates need to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of the DFAIT in Ottawa (click here).

    II) TRANSPORTATION OF HUMAN ASHES:

    1. For transportation of the human ashes, the following documents are required for legalization purposes:
    2. “Death Certificates” (in Ontario is the “Form 31” or “Form 15”, by the Vital Statistics), with the translation into spanish. This certificates they need to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of the DFAIT in Ottawa (click here).
    3. One “Cremation Certificate”, issued by the Crematorium, stating that the urn contains nothing but human ashes and the name of the deceased, with the translation into spanish. Prior to the legalization this document must be authenticated by the “Department of Authentication of the DFAIT in Ottawa (click here) or notarized by a notary public. In case it is notarized, before applying for consular legalization follow the procedure mentioned in this link.

    III) PROCEDURE:

      1. Send the original document/s to this Consulate General, accompanied by this form, already completed and signed. Include a prepaid envelope or courier slip, with the waybill duly completed, to return the documents to you, unless it is picked up personally at our office. In order to automatize the process, we highly recommend the applicant to choose the mail option
      2. Certified Cheques or Money Orders payable to: “Consulate General of Argentina”. Check the consular fees here.
      3. The documents will be processed and returned in 5 working days, as from the date of the arrival via the prepaid envelope mentioned above. Rush process legalization is issued within 48 hrs and is subject to the rush process fee, per each document. Check the rush process fee here.

    Note: This General Consulate does not take responsibility for delays or losses in the mail or courier.

    IV. VITAL STATISTICS OFFICES OF OUR JURISDICTION:

    For the Provincial Vital Statistics Offices In Canada to obtain a Death Certificate please refer to the following link (click here).

    V. CONSULATE REQUIREMENTS IN CASE OF DECEASE:

    This Consulate General has the obligation to inscribe a death of an argentine citizen died into our jurisdiction in this Office. For this purpose, both Relatives of the deceased and or the Company that acts on behalf of them must accompany a Death Certificate and the Passport; DNI, L.E. or L.C. of the said person, to this Consulate General.

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Contact Consulate of Argentina

      • Argentina Consulate Canada: 2000 Peel St. Piso 6 – Suite 600 Montreal, Quebec H3A-2W5 Phone: 514-842-6582 Fax: 514-842-5797 Email: info@consargenmtl.com Website: www.consargenmtl.com
      • Argentina Consulate Canada: 5001 Yonge Street, Suite 201, 2nd. Floor Toronto, Ontario M2N 6P6 Phone: 416-955-9075 Fax: 416-955-0868 Email: consular_ctoro@mrecic.gov.ar
      • Argentina Consulate Canada: 81 Metcalfe 7th. Floor Ottawa, Ontario Tel: 613-236-2351 OR 613-794-9455 Fax: 1-613-235-2659 Email: ecana@mrecic.gov.ar

Other Notes

    • Cremated remains:
      • Documentation is to be forwarded to Consulate prior to shipment and they provide a clearance letter.
      • There is a fee from the Consulate.
    • Human remains:
      • Documents must be translated into Spanish: Medical Certificate, Statement of Death, Out of Province Certificate, Burial Permit and Embalming letter.
      • Statement of Death needs to be authenticated by Management Board
      • All documents are to be delivered to the Consulate. Consulate will return documents once completed. Consulate does not come to put seals on the container.
      • Fee for Consulate changes with currency rate fluctuations. Check prior to confirm charge. They accept CASH ONLY. No cheques.

       
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