Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Guidelines for Domestic Funeral Shipping

The world is a lot smaller than it once was, and the need for funeral shipping is something that is becoming more and more relevant for families who live far apart. Domestic funeral shipping is a normal part of society these days, but there are still many people with questions about what this service is, what you need to do and what is legally required to ship a deceased loved one across state lines. The experts at Bergen Funeral Service Inc have outlined some important guidelines that can assist you as you learn more about what domestic funeral shipping is.

Get all of your documentation together. Domestic funeral shipping usually requires the death certificate, burial/transit documents, a letter avowing non-contagious disease, embalmers affidavit, and the letter from the first funeral home stating that only human remains are inside the casket. If you come to a funeral home for help with these items, we can also provide assistance with getting this ready.

Find a funeral home in the known-shipper program. Intended to save customers time and money, the known-shipper program is a partnership between the TSA and certain funeral homes who are certified to screen remains off-site of the airport and skip many of the security hold-ups on the day of shipping. Similarly, these funeral homes have relationships with airlines to help get the right flight at the right time.

These are only a few of the ins-and-outs of domestic funeral shipping that can be very useful for anyone who is not sure how to get their loved one home for their final resting place. If you have questions, speak to one of the experts at Bergen Funeral Inc and we will be happy to assist you.

Bergen Funeral Service Inc
232 Kipp Ave
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604


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