Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sande KennedySande Kennedy

General News

Import a Deceased/Dead Body in Kenya


1.The Embassy will inform the next-of-kin

2.Next of kin to visit the embassy of the country the deceased was living in.

3.The embassy will request for some documents from the next of kin, and also the funeral home holding the body in that country will contact the embassy for relevant clearance letters. They (the embassy) may also give the next of kin some forms to fill.

4.Each country has its own procedures for dealing with repatriation of the bodies of the deceased.

5.Identify a funeral home to take and preserve the body once it arrives.Ads by Google

Required Documents

Requirements for transportation of a Deceased Kenyan:

1.Proof that the deceased person was a Kenyan e.g. Passport, Birth Certificate.

2.Locally issued burial and/or transit permit.

3.Certified copy of the Death Certificate.

4.A letter from the local health authority certifying that the deceased did not die of contagious disease.

5.A letter from the Director of funeral home stating how the body was embalmed.

Required documents for Taking Ashes to Kenya

1.Copy of death certificate

2.Certificate from the crematorium

3.Certificate issued by the funeral director confirming that the contents are nothing but the remains and is not mixed with anything else.

4.Copy of Kenyan passport/ birth certificate or any acceptable form of identification of the deceased as proof that the deceased was Kenyan.

5.Pre-paid self addressed return courier envelope from Xpresspost

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Home Affairs

Address Jogoo House

City Nairobi

Phone +254 20 228411

Ministry of Medical Services

Address Afya House, Cathedral Road,

PO Box 30016-00100

City Nairobi

Phone +254 020 717077

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Old Treasury Building, Harambee Avenue

P.O Box 30551 – 00100 G.P.O


Tel: +254 20 318888

Email: info@mfa.go.keAds by Google


Only the next of kin can state how the body will be handled


  • No fee is charged for the service (The application forms registration)
  • However, the family will pay the airline transportation costs for the body, washing and embalming the body and buying the coffin. The fees incurred differ with the country the deceased was in at the time of death, and also different airlines have different transportation fees.


They are valid until the deceased is finally buried in Kenya.

Processing Time

This process takes a 7days to 14 days to complete documentation.


  • Only on receipt of all the documents will the High Commission issue a letter of no objection for the remains to be transported to Kenya.
  • It has to be confirmed that the coffin is hermetically sealed for carriage by air

Required Information

1.The deceased persons identification information

2.Date of death

3.Next of kin information (name, address, contacts)if availableAds by Google

Need for the Document

This is the process of bringing the body of a deceased Kenyan citizen who was in a foreign country back to Kenya

Information which might help

  • Funeral homes are familiar with the treatment and preparation of the body for export.
  • Funeral homes only prepare the body and process export documents to the destination, usually JKIA.
  • You therefore need to make your own arrangements for connecting flights, if any, from JKIA to any other destination.

External Links

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like

General News

Alleged NYS fraudster Senator Murkomen is burning the midnight oil to fool Kenyans that he is humble and in touch with hoi polloi even...


There’s immorality everywhere you look in Kenya these days. Because of bribes paid out to Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) board members and senior...


Registered Voters RAILA FINAL TALLY UHURU FINAL TALLY Baringo County 232,258                       33,875                         160,782 Bomet County 322,012                       35,461                         225,900 Bungoma County...


Yes, some of you may call it stupidity. Clearly, the society we are currently living in seems to be crossing the lines. From Son playing...

Copyright © 2022 SandeKennedy.