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Uganda - Exporting a Deceased Body

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  1. Register death with the registrar of Birth and Death to obtain a Death Certificate;
  2. Register death with the embassy of the country of origin of the deceased;
  3. Report death to the country of origin;
  4. Report death to relatives of the deceased and get a funeral director in the country of origin; in this case the embassy can help report death to relatives / next of kin and also link you to a funeral director;
  5. Apply for a coffin export permit;
  6. Arrange for transportation by making all the necessary payments;

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Death certificate
  • Cause of death or a statutory declaration
  • Sealing certificate for the coffin
  • Application for importation of Dead Body for Burial or Cremation
  • Deceased passport and / or Identity Card
  • Funeral Directors Declaration as to the content of the coffin / casket

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Uganda Registration Services Bureau
Plot 5 George Street, Georgian House
P.O. Box 6848 Kampala Uganda
Telephone: +256 414 233 219, +256 414 235 915
Fax Line: +256 414 250 712

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Headquarters,
5th Street Nakawa Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 7279, Uganda, Kampala
Phone: 0414 334228, 0417442054, 0417442055, 0417443150
Fax: 0404334419
Toll free: 0800117000

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Crested Towers (Tall Tower)
Tel: 041-7443000, 041-7443134

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
Nakawa (HQRS)
Tel: 041-7440000, 041-7442042

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Authorized representatives of relatives of the deceased.


  • Obtaining a death Certificate for
  • National applications Ug shs 5000
  • Foreign applications US $ 40
  • Refugees: free
  • Permit and Transportation fees differ basing on the country of exportation and means of transport used


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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  • Report death to authorities;
  • Seek advice from the local health authorities
  • Acquire all the required documents;
  • Be sure of hoe you are to transport the body;
  • Should have enough money to cater for expenses in the process;
  • Notify family of requirements to claim remains of a loved one

Required Information[edit]

  • Name and address of exporter
  • Details of the deceased
  • Cause and place of death
  • Country of origin of the deceased
  • Details of relative / next of kin in the country of origin
  • Transportation details (full flight or shipping details to the destination)
  • Details of the consignee (who is the funeral director or person responsible for collection of body at the destination airport,
  • Details of the intended place of rest.
  • Passport number of the deceased

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Need for the Document[edit]

It refers to transferring a deceased body from the country of death to another country in most cases country of origin.

Information which might help[edit]

  • In cases where in the country of export Cremation is the most common way to handle bodies:-
  • there must be no metal or plastic objects on the outside of the coffin;
  • there must be no funeral objects, or metal or plastic inside the coffin;
  • the coffin must display the name of the deceased; and
  • size requirements vary according to the crematoria concerned, so this should be checked beforehand

In case information about death is incomplete, it must also be reported to a coroner.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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