The Polish community in Greece numbers about 12,000 people. Our compatriots choose both the mainland and island parts of Greece (Crete, Santorini, Rhodes, Zakynthos and Corfu) as their tourist destination or place of settlement.

Formal conditions for the transport of deceased from Greece to Poland

In order to transport the body of a deceased person to our country, a set of documents must be submitted:

In addition, in the case of:

    Coffin Transport:

  • certificate for the coffin - this document contains e.g. a statement that the coffin used for the international transport of the deceased meets the sanitary and legal requirements.

    Urn Transport:

  • certificate for the urn - this document contains e.g. a statement that the urn used for the international transport of the deceased meets the sanitary and legal requirements,
  • certificate of incineration.

Body transportation time from Greece to Poland

2-3working days

Formalities related to the organization of the necessary permits and documentation in the vast majority of cases take up 2-3 working days. The transport itself is additional 2-4 days (including public holidays). Therefore, we make every effort to ensure that the family can say goodbye to the deceased loved one as soon as possible and accompany him on his last journey.

Body transportation procedure from Greece to Poland

  1. Prepare basic information about the deceased person, such as name, surname, address, marital status, time and place of death;
  2. Check whether you or someone in the immediate family has access to the deceased person's documents such as birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate of the spouse, court judgment confirming divorce (if any);
  3. Contact us by phone at +48 608-135-247;
  4. Send us by e-mail (scan or photo) a set of necessary documents, which we will discuss in detail during the telephone conversation
  5. Accept the sent cost estimate and send by e-mail (scan or photo) the signed contract along with the agreed scope of our services and price;
  6. Wait for the implementation of the service (we will keep you informed of any action we take)
  7. After the transport service is completed, we will prepare the necessary documents enabling authorized persons to collect the funeral allowance from ZUS or KRUS (fixed amount: PLN 4,000)

How does the transport of deceased look like?

Transport of the body from from Greece to Poland is carried out overland. The corpses are transported by a specialized hearse that meets a number of legal and sanitary requirements. Each of our cars is equipped with a cooler and protection against sliding of the coffin or urn. In order to respect the dignity of the deceased, we also ensure that the driver's cabin is permanently separated from the part intended for the placement of deceased or human remains.

  1. After accepting and signing the contract and sending scans of the necessary documents, our employee leaves for the place where the body of the deceased person is located and collects the original documents from the nearby offices to continue the procedure of bringing the corpse from abroad.
  2. Next, our employee goes to the previously indicated place (usually a morgue) to collect the body and ensure that it is properly prepared for the journey.
  3. Upon your request, we take a photo of the body so that you can be sure that the coffin contains the designated person. (The service is free of charge, you receive the photos on the SIM card)
  4. Before leaving the country, the Employee dealing with your case performs consular clearance at the Consulate appropriate for the place of residence of the deceased person.
  5. Prior to the scheduled departure, the Family is informed (by email or telephone) of the exact route selected and the scheduled time of arrival at the designated location within our country.


Transporting a body from Greece to Poland is a cost from 11,000 to 17,900 PLN.For an accurate quote, please call us at  +48 608-135-247

Our offer includes:

  1. Organizing a set of documents, including necessary translations;
  2. Transport of a deceased or urn by hearse to a location of your choice as indicated by you
  3. Coffin with metal insert: standard or other model to choose from
  4. Urn: standard or other model to choose from
  5. Dressing the body (clothes provided by the family or our company), preparation of the body before transport
  6. Burial clothing
  7. Translation of death certificate
  8. Additional copies of the death certificate
  9. Individually required documents from offices in Poland and abroad
  10. Consular clearance
    • (obtaining a Certificate for bringing the corpse or ashes (remains) to the country, which the Consul issues immediately, but not later than within 3 days from the date of submitting the application)
  11. Border clearance
    • (obtaining the appropriate documents and permits to enable customs and sanitary clearance)
  12. Body collection fee: according to the price list of the facility
  13. Refrigeration in Poland, holding the urn until the funeral
  14. Cremation
  15. Exhumation of deceased/ashes within the country and transport to Poland
  16. Reliquary
  17. Legal assistance in obtaining financing for the transportation of remains or transport of ashes
    • (ZUS/KRUS benefit, insurance policies, credit/bank account policies, employee insurance, OFE, compensation for accidents and traffic accidents)

Where to find more information?

The most reliable sources of information on body transport from Montenegro are: government website  and applicable in Poland Act of 31 January 1959 on cemeteries and burial of the dead.

You can also try to get the information you need from Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Athens.

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