Repatriation to Portugal


With more than forty-five years of international experience and a network of trusted agents worldwide and in Portugal, we can help you. We have helped many families after a sudden, unexpected bereavement away from home.

When carrying out repatriation to Portugal, our Team of Portuguese speaking specialists liaise with families and local officials to ensure that all arrangements are carried out smoothly.


The airports most often used for repatriation in Portugal are: Faro, Lisbon, Porto and Madeira.

We can arrange repatriation to Portugal of the deceased, or alternatively cremation and repatriation of the urn. Processing the correct documentation is an important part of repatriation to Portugal, and we guide and reassure clients of all nationalities about protocol as arrangements progress.

What do we need?

When repatriating to Portugal Rowland Brothers International respect local protocol where the deceased is located, as well as the local requirements within Portugal. 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 Portugal, 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

Get in Touch

Contact us for a quote on our full repatriation service to or from the UK to Portugal or for a full repatriation service from anywhere to Portugal.

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

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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