Overseas Indian Affairs Overseas Indian Affairs

FAQ on Bringing back Mortal Remains

My relative / friend met with an accident and expired abroad. How do I bring his body back?

Normally the dead body on Indian national who died abroad is transported back to India by the insurance agency, if the person has an insurance policy which provides for the same. If the deceased does not hold any such insurance you can register for bringing back the deadbody in the website provided https://org2.passportindia.gov.in External website that opens in a new window welcomeLink After filling out the application you will receive a compliant ID on the basis of which you can track the application status.

The employer is refusing to give death compensation and also to transfer the mortal remains of an Indian national. What should we do?

After the filing of application through the weblink https://org2.passportindia.gov.in External website that opens in a new window the concerned Indian Embassy takes all necessary steps to transport the mortal remains back to India, and in getting death compensation. If required, the relatives can also lodge complaint to the Indian Embassy or to the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs.

I do not have enough money to bring back the mortal remains of my relative who has died abroad. What should I do?

After the filing of application through the weblink https://org2.passportindia.gov.in External website that opens in a new window, the concerned Indian Embassy takes all necessary steps to transport the mortal remains back to India. They pursue with the employer to bear the cost and if the employer does not agree to bear it, the Indian Community Welfare Fund is used for the purpose.