Repatriation to France


With our worldwide experience and network of repatriation agents around the world, our Team can help you with repatriation to France.  

One of our very first international arrangements was the repatriation of a French National in 1971. Originally buried in England, France was later chosen as her final resting place.

You are welcome to call us to discuss repatriation of the deceased, or cremation and repatriation of the cremated remains. Our arrangements include dignified care and advice about viewing as the coffin remains closed in France.


Repatriation is available to or from many French airports including: Bordeaux, Lyons, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Toulouse, Brest, and Nantes.

Our familiarity with local requirements in France and French Consular requirements around the world helps everyone involved in the process. Our French speaking specialists can reassure you about these very important protocols. Please complete our online form or call for an estimate to research the arrangements you need.

What do we need?

When repatriating to France Rowland Brothers International respect local protocol both where the deceased is located, and the local requirements within France. Documentation usually includes but is not limited to:

  • Passport of the deceased
  • Local death certificate
  • Embalming certificate
  • Freedom from infection certificate
  • Permission to bring the person out of the country
  • Permit for the country of destination if required

We are able to arrange flight information within a few hours of completing all official documents.

What’s Included?

Rowland Brothers International’s repatriation to France, includes:

  • Collection of deceased from UK mainland
  • Preparation of the deceased
  • A coffin suitable for international transportation
  • Complete documentation service
  • Translations if required
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Flight for the deceased
  • Assistance with return of luggage


“I just wanted to thank you…You were at the top, professional and not many people these days work like you did. Really, thank you from the bottom of the heart. I wish you a good weekend and good continuation and maybe – speak soon”
Repatriation to France from Thailand

Visit our Customer Testimonials to see what families say about us.


Get in Touch

Contact us for a quote on our full repatriation service from the UK to France, or for a full repatriation service from any country to France.

Please request a French-speaking staff member to contact you on our contact form if you require communication in French.

In general terms, repatriation will take approximately 5-10 working days, from the date the deceased is released by the local authorities.

The timeframe is also dependent on the local authorities issuing the required documentation and then flight availability with the airlines.

Contact Us:

Contact us first to discuss:

UK Clients:

0800 917 3585

International Clients:

+44(0)20 8684 2324


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