In order to be able to legally bring the body of a deceased person from Slovakia, many formalities must be completed, both on the Polish and Slovak side. In addition to the standard documents required from the Registry Office, you must also obtain a certificate for bringing the corpse or ashes (remains) to the country, issued by the Consul of the Republic of Poland in Bratislava. Therefore, in such a difficult time for the loved ones, we guarantee the organization of a full set of documents and the transport of the body of a loved one with full respect for them and their relatives.
Poles in Slovakia mostly reside in the mountainous regions of Spiš and Orava, as well as in large cities that include Bratislava or Košice. In Bratislava, the largest concentration of our compatriots is in the Ruzinov and Nove Mesto districts.
Formal conditions for the transport of deceased from Slovakia to Poland
In order to transport the body of a deceased person to our country, a set of documents must be submitted:
Birth and marriage certificates from the Registry Office (if you do not have a copy);
A burial permit issued by the district governor or mayor;
A copy of the death certificate (Úmrtný list);
Death certificate (Letter o obhliadke màtveho tela)
Medical certificate on the cause of death containing information that the person did not die of an infectious disease
Certificate for bringing the body or ashes (remains) into the country issued by the Consul
In addition, in the case of:
certificate from the funeral home stating that the body has been prepared for transport, deposited and sealed in a metal coffin, and that the coffin contains nothing but the deceased
The act of incineration
A certificate from the funeral home that the urn is made of metal and meets legal and sanitary standards
A certificate from the funeral home stating that the ashes have been prepared for transport, deposited and sealed in a metal urn, and that the urn contains nothing but the ashes
Body transportation time from Slovakia to Poland
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 Slovakia to Poland
Prepare basic information about the deceased person, such as name, surname, address, marital status, time and place of death;
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);
Send us by e-mail (scan or photo) a set of necessary documents, which we will discuss in detail during the telephone conversation
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;
Wait for the implementation of the service (we will keep you informed of any action we take)
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 Slovakia 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 Slovakia to Poland is a cost from 6,500 to 9,900 PLN.For an accurate quote, please call us at +48 608-135-247
Our offer includes:
Transport of the deceased
Organizing a set of documents, including necessary translations;
Transport of a deceased or urn by hearse to a location of your choice as indicated by you
Coffin with metal insert: standard or other model to choose from
Urn: standard or other model to choose from
Dressing the body (clothes provided by the family or our company), preparation of the body before transport
Translation of death certificate
Additional copies of the death certificate
Individually required documents from offices in Poland and abroad
(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)
(obtaining the appropriate documents and permits to enable customs and sanitary clearance)
Body collection fee: according to the price list of the facility
Refrigeration in Poland, holding the urn until the funeral
Exhumation of deceased/ashes within the country and transport to Poland
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)