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Transportation of human remains/ashes to Argentina

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, contacting a Funeral Home in Argentina is required in order to recieve the human remains.

I) TRANSPORTATION OF HUMAN REMAINS TO ARGENTINA:

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 needs to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of Global Affairs in Ottawa.

2. "Medical Certificate of Death" (in Ontario is the Form nº 16, by Vital Statistics) with the translation into Spanish. This certificate needs to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of Global Affairs in Ottawa.

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 Global Affairs in Ottawa.

4. Embalm'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 embalm's certificate must must be certified by the Provincial Ministry (in Ontario is the "Ministry of Government Services").This certificate needs to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of Global Affairs in Ottawa.

II) TRANSPORTATION OF HUMAN ASHES:

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

1. "Death Certificates" (in Ontario is "Form 31" or "Form 15", by the Vital Statistics), with the translation into Spanish. This certificate needs to be sent -prior to the legalization at this Consulate- to the Department of Authentication of Global Affairs in Ottawa.

2. A "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 legalization, this document must be authenticated by the Department of Authentication of Global Affairs in Ottawa 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  arrival via the prepaid envelope menioned above. Rush process legalization is issued within 48 hs 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 DEATH:

This Consulate General has the obligation to inscribe the death of an Argentine citizen within our jurisdiction in this office. For this purpose, both the 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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