Permit to Carry Mortal Remains / Ashes /Attestation of Death Certificate
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Permit to Carry Mortal Remains / Ashes /Attestation of Death Certificate

Permit to Carry Mortal Remains / Ashes

  • There is no need to take an appointment. Applicants could visit The Consulate on any working day between 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. The service will be on first come first serve basis.
  • Please also note that notarization is not required as you will be submitting original documents..

 

Kindly bring photocopies of the required documents as there is no facility of photocopy at the Consulate

Applying In Person: 

Supporting Documents:

Documents required for issue of permit to carry Dead Body:

 1. Miscellaneous form to be filled by the Applicant: Download and complete the Miscellaneous Application form

2. Originals and Copies of Passport (First five pages and last two pages if holding Indian passport or first two and last  two pages if holding other passport), Visa, and ID of the applicant.

3. Death Certificate of the deceased in original, along with two copies thereof.

4. Letter from Doctor or County regarding non communicable disease in r/o the deceased in original along with two copies thereof

5. Letter from Funeral Home concerned regarding body embalming casket in original, along with two copies thereof

6. Flight Details

7. Passport in original in r/o the deceased as well as photocopy thereof.

 

Documents required for issue of permit to carry ashes:

1.Miscellaneous form to be filled by the Applicant: Download and complete the Miscellaneous Application form

2 Originals and Copies of Passport (First five pages and last two pages if holding Indian passport or first two and last two pages if holding other passport), Visa, and ID of the applicant.

3. Death Certificate in original, along with two copies thereof

4. Cremation Certificate in original, along with two copies thereof

5. Passport in original in r/o the deceased as well as photocopy thereof

 

Attestation of Death Certificate:

The original death certificate should be first attested by the Authentication (Apostille) Division from the Secretary of State before submission for attestation at the Consulate.

Kindly bring photocopies of the required documents as there is no facility of photocopy at the Consulate

 

1. Miscellaneous form to be filled by the Applicant: Download and complete the Miscellaneous Application form

2. Originals and Copies of Passport (First five pages and last two pages if holding Indian passport or first two and last two pages if holding other passport), Visa, and ID of the applicant.

3. Apostilled death Certificate of the deceased in original, along with a copy thereof.

4. Passport in original in r/o the deceased as well as photocopy thereof

 

Fee:

The following fees are based on the citizenship of the deceased.

For Indian passport holder: Gratis, if carrying body.

For non-Indian passport holder, if carrying ashes: $42.00 (including ICWF of US$2.00).

For non-Indian passport holder, if carrying mortal remains: $ 62.00 (including ICWF of US$2.00). 

For attestation of death certificate (Indian and non-Indian passport holders): US$12.00 (including ICWF of US$2/-):

 

Fees should be paid through Money order or Cashier's cheque drawn in favor of the 'Consulate General of India, Chicago.’ Cash is accepted only if applying in person.

If you want to receive the permit back /  Attested death certificate  through mail, send a traceable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX 'Express Mail' or UPS.) 
 

Applicants are requested to come with exact fee amount for efficient service.

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

 

Applying by Postal Mail: 


Mailing Address:
Consulate General of India, Chicago
455 North Cityfront Plaza
Suite 850, NBC Tower
Chicago, IL 60611 

Supporting Documents:

Documents required for issue of permit to carry Dead Body:

Photocopy of all supporting documents should be notarized and attached to the application.

 

1. Miscellaneous form to be filled by the Applicant: Download and complete the Miscellaneous Application form

2. Original and Copy of Passport (First five pages and last two pages if holding Indian passport or first two and last two pages if holding other passport). Notarized copies of Visa, and ID of the applicant.

3. Death Certificate of the deceased in original, along with two copies there of .

4. Letter from Doctor or County regarding non communicable disease in r/o the deceased in original along with two copies thereof

5. Letter from Funeral Home concerned regarding body embalming casket in original, along with two copies thereof

6. Flight Details

7. Passport in original in r/o the deceased as well as photocopy thereof

 

Documents required for issue of permit to carry ashes:

1. Original and Copy of Passport (First five pages and last two pages if holding Indian passport or first two and last two pages if holding other passport). Notarized copies of Visa, and ID of the applicant.

2. Death Certificate in original, along with two copies thereof

3. Cremation Certificate in original, along with two copies thereof

4. Passport in original in r/o the deceased as well as photocopy thereof

 

Attestation of Death Certificate

The original death certificate should be first attested by the Authentication (Apostille) Division from the Secretary of State before submission for attestation at the Consulate.

Kindly bring photocopies of the required documents as there is no facility of photocopy at the Consulate

 

1. Miscellaneous form to be filled by the Applicant: Download and complete the Miscellaneous Application form

2. Original and Copy of Passport (First five pages and last two pages if holding Indian passport or first two and last two pages if holding other passport). Notarized copies of Visa, and ID of the applicant.

3. Apostille death Certificate of the deceased in original, along with a copy there of.

4. Passport in original in r/o the deceased as well as photocopy thereof

 

Fee:

The following fees are based on the citizenship of the deceased.

For Indian passport holder: Gratis, if carrying body.

For non-Indian passport holder, if carrying ashes: $42.00 (including ICWF of US$2.00).

For non-Indian passport holder, if carrying mortal remains: $ 62.00 (including ICWF of US$2.00). 

For attestation of death certificate (Indian and non-Indian passport holders): US$12.00 (including ICWF of US$2/-)

 

Fees should be paid through Money order or Cashier's cheque drawn in favor of the 'Consulate General of India, Chicago.’ Cash is accepted only if applying in person.

If you want to receive the permit back /  Attested death certificate  through mail, send a traceable pre-paid return mailing envelope (USPS 'Express Mail' or FEDEX 'Express Mail' or UPS.) 
 

Applicants are requested to come with exact fee amount for efficient service.

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

 

 

 

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