Registration of Death and NOC for Carrying Mortal Remains to India Consular Services

Registration of Death and NOC for Carrying Mortal Remains to India

There is no need to take an appointment. Before, approaching the Consular Office to seek required service, applicant must be ready with complete application form and other required documents, as mentioned in the website. This is important to render better and quick service to the applicants.

The Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents, the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.

Please Note : Total fee mentioned against each service include fee of US$ 2/- (two) towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF). This is only onetime fee for first copy of attestation/first copy of certificate, for subsequent certificate/attestation (if required) no ICWF fee will be charged. 

How to Apply (in Person)

1.

Download the Miscellaneous Application form(Form F) and applicant may fill it up carefully and affix his/her photograph on the same.

2.

Current Passport (original and copy) of the deceased.

3.

Current Passport (original and copy) of relative or friend (who is assisting/doing the documentation work) of the deceased. If the documentation work is being done through Funeral home, the representative may submit his/her photo I/card or duly signed authorization letter issued by the Funeral Home.

4.

Original and photocopy of the document showing valid US Visa Status of the relative or friend who is processing the documents on behalf of the deceased.

5.

Original and photocopy of any of the following documents as proof of residence of the relative/friend who is doing the documentation work: US Driving License, Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, State Identity Card, and Mortgage Deed.

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Carry all original supporting documents for presentation to the Consular Officer. Photocopies of these documents may be attached with the application.  Ensure that photocopies of these documents are legible.

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To carry Mortal Remains: Original and one copy of the following: (a) Death Certificate, clearly stating the cause of death, (b)
Embalming Certificate from the concerned local authority, (c) Certificate from the concerned local authority stating that body of the deceased is free from any kind of infection, and (d) Burial/Transit permit. Applicant may also ascertain with concerned Airlines about additional documentary requirements (if any) and obtain these from the mortuary/funeral home. 

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To carry Ashes: Original and one copy of the following: (a) Death Certificate and (b) Cremation Certificate. Applicant may also ascertain with concerned Airlines about additional documentary requirements (if any) and obtain these from the mortuary/funeral home. 

9.

Fee: If deceased held Indian passport: Gratis (No Fee). For other passports: US$ 40/- (for carrying ashes) and US$ 60/- (for carrying mortal remains). In addition, US$2/- towards Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF). The fee may be paid in cash only

For attestation of Death certificate - US$10 + $2 (ICWF) and US$10/- for each additional copy.

10.

Processing Time: Application will be processed and handed over to applicant on the same day

How to Apply by Postal Mail:

1.

Download the Miscellaneous Application form(Form F) and applicant may fill it up carefully and affix his/her photograph on the same.

2.

Current Passport (original and copy) of the deceased.

3.

Current Passport (original and copy) of relative or friend (who is assisting/doing the documentation work) of the deceased. If the documentation work is being done through Funeral home, the representative may submit his/her photo I/card or duly signed authorization letter issued by the Funeral Home.

4.

Original and photocopy of the document showing valid US Visa Status of the relative or friend who is processing the documents on behalf of the deceased.

5.

Original and photocopy of any of the following documents as proof of residence of the relative/friend who is doing the documentation work: US Driving License, Utility Bill, Lease Agreement, State Identity Card, and Mortgage Deed.

6.

To carry Mortal Remains: Original and one copy of the following: (a) Death Certificate, clearly stating the cause of death, (b)
Embalming Certificate from the concerned local authority, (c) Certificate from the concerned local authority stating that body of the deceased is free from any kind of infection, and (d) Burial/Transit permit. Applicant may also ascertain with concerned Airlines about additional documentary requirements (if any) and obtain these from the mortuary/funeral home. 

7.

To carry Ashes: Original and one copy of the following: (a) Death Certificate and (b) Cremation Certificate. Applicant may also ascertain with concerned Airlines about additional documentary requirements (if any) and obtain these from the mortuary/funeral home. 

8.

Fee: If deceased held Indian passport: Gratis (No Fee). For other passports: US $40 (for carrying ashes) and US$ 60/- (for carrying mortal remains). In addition, US $2 towards Indian Community Welfare Fee (ICWF). The fee may be paid through money order/cashiers’ cheque in favour of Consulate General of India, New York

For attestation of Death certificate – US $10 + $2 (ICWF) and US $10 for each additional copy.

PERSONAL CHEQUES, CREDIT CARDS, DEBIT CARDS OR OTHER BANKING INSTRUMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

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Please send a track able pre-paid return mailing envelope to the Consulate at 3, East 64 Street, New York 10065

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Processing time: On top priority immediately on receipt of all documents. This is subject to submission of all requisite documents by applicant.