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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 Vietnam. These rules are set by the Consulate of Vietnam and we have provided their contact information below. The cost of a shipment from Canada to Vietnam is determined by the funeral home fees for handling the arrangements and the fees set by the Vietnamese consulate. Please call or request a quote for exact pricing information.


Travelling with an Urn To Vietnam

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.

The Vietnamese Consulate will allow for Vietnamese citizens, in some circumstances citizens from other countries could be allowed if they provide a contract from the cemetery or church where cremated remains will be interred.

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

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Procedures for Shipping Cremated Remains/Human Remains to Vietnam

Shipping of Cremated Remains To Vietnam

  • Completed application. (Please complete all the required fields, especially the information of place of landing, name of carrier, flight number, and the arrival time to Vietnam);

  • Original or certified copy of the applicant’s personal documents (such as passport, ID card/citizenship card…);

  • Original or certified copy of Certificate of death;

  • Original or certified copy of Certificate of cremation;

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Shipping of Human Remains To Vietnam

    • Completed application. (Please complete all the required fields, especially the information of place of landing, name of carrier, flight number, and the arrival time to Vietnam);

    • Original or certified copy of the applicant’s personal documents (such as passport, ID card/citizenship card…);

    • Original or certified copy of local Certificate of quarantine control issued by Canadian authorities;

    • Original or certified copy of Certificate for shipment of Human Remains out of province/Canada issued by Canadian authorities;

    • Copy Certificate confirms that nothing but the body in the casket issued by Canadian authorities;

    • Scan/copy of a permission of Vietnamese authority in the province (where the body will be buried);

    • Copy of the deceased person’s personal documents that prove he/she originated from Vietnam (birth certificate, ID card…)

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Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Canada


Notes

    • Conditions for shipping human remains/cremated remains:

      • The cause of death does not come from transmitted diseases;

      • Human remains must be laid in a coffin with zinc protecting cover and lined with PVC sheets and absorbent materials; outward wooden trunk, sealed with sealing wax by security and health authorities;

      • Human remains must be wrapped by 2 PVC sheets and put into a cloth bag and outward porcelain box;

      • Cremated remains must be in a tightly closed container.

    • Shipping of Human Remains caused by transmitted diseases is prohibited.

Fees

      • Fees must be paid in form of US$ cash, US$ money order or US$ bank draft, payable to “The Embassy of Vietnam” or credit card (Please be aware that 3% of total amount will be automatically charged for credit card transaction fee). 

      • If you request to have the documents returned by mail, please provide full name of the recipient, a detailed mailing address (with postal code) and a telephone/cellphone number. The documents will be shipped by Fedex service (next day delivery, fee: USD 35.00/package) or Canada post service (2-5 business days, USD 25.00/package). Additional charge may be applied for remote areas shipping. Without the mailing service specification, your documents will be returned by Fedex.

      • The normal processing time is five (05) to seven (07) business days since the receipt of complete application.

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