Apply for a morgue passport
For the transfer of a corpse to another federal state, a corpse passport is only required if this or a federal state touched on the journey requires one. As a rule, a cadaver's passport is required for the transfer of a corpse abroad if the destination country or a country touched on the journey requires one. The corpse passport is issued in several languages.
Death certificate or a certificate from the registrar encing the entry of the death in the register of indicated but not yet not notarized deaths non-confidential part of the death certificate, a written declaration by the undertaker that the body will be coffined in accordance with the provisions of the Funeral Act and this Regulation and transferred by a mortuary vehicle, if necessary, a permit from the health department if health concerns are raised against the transfer in the cases of the discovery of the body and suspicion of unnatural death written permission of the public prosecutor's office Insofar as a foreign state requires further information for transport in its territory, this information shall be included in the mortuary passport.
- § 159 Code of Criminal Procedure (StPO) Opens in new window
- Landesverordnung über die Gebühren der Gesundheitsverwaltung (Special list of fees) Opens in new window
- § 7 State Ordinance for the Implementation of the Funeral Act (BestattGDV RP) Opens in new window
- § 14 Funeral Act (BestG) Opens in new window
The mortuary passport must be applied for by the relative responsible for the burial or by the funeral home in charge of the transport.
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