Leichenpass: Exhibition

For the transfer of a corpse to a place outside Schleswig-Holstein, a corpse passport may be required.

For the transfer of a corpse to a place outside Schleswig-Holstein, a corpse passport can be applied for.

A corpse passport is only required within Germany if the destination state or a federal state touched on the journey requires one. When transporting corpses from other countries of the Federal Republic of Germany to or through Schleswig-Holstein, it is sufficient to carry a death certificate or a death certificate.

For the transfer of a corpse abroad, a corpse passport is required.

The prerequisite for the issuance of a mortuary passport is that the civil certification of the death is available and the possibility of burial at the place of destination is proven.

The corpse passport is issued in several languages.

  • death certificate or death certificate,
  • certificate of proper burial by the funeral home,
  • as long as the death certificate does not bear the note of the registry office: approval of the municipal administration in whose district the death occurred,
  • in the case of evidence of a non-natural death or in the case of the body of an unknown person: approval of the public prosecutor's office or the district court.

Check with the competent authority whether you may need to provide further documents.

§ 11 Gesetz über das Leichen-, Bestattungs- und Friedhofswesen des Landes Schleswig-Holstein (Bestattungsgesetz - BestattG).

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  • § 11 BestattG

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