Reports of Death and Repatriation of Remains

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Report of Death

When reporting/registering the death of a Filipino citizen, the following documents should be submitted:

  1. Duly accomplished Report of Death (4 original)

  2. Original and 4 photocopies of the following:

    • Death Certificate issued by the Australian Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages;

    • Photocopy of Data page of the Philippine passport of the deceased;

    • Mortuary Certificate* issued by the Philippine Consulate General (for shipment of human remains or urns for repatriation to the Philippines)

  3. Processing fee of AU$45.00 in postal money order made payable to the Philippine Consulate General. 

  4. Self-addressed stamped envelope with contact details for the return of ROD.

RELEASING


  • The personal copy of the ROD will be sent by mail the next working day from receipt of complete documents 

  • The Consulate assumes no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage in the mail or while the documents are in custody in courier service. The applicant should note the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted.


The Philippine Consulate General will transmit the ROD to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). There is a waiting period of at least 4 to 6 months for the availability of PSA copy in security paper. Please get it from PSA by providing the transmittal details (Despatch number, Reference Number and Date of transmittal).


For PSA transmittal details, please email us (after 4-6 months) at  sydney.pcg@dfa.gov.ph or you may also coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of Consular Records Division (OCA-CRD) email at oca.crd@dfa.gov.ph or call tel. no. (+632-834-4000/ +632-836-7744).


The PSA copy will initially be available at PSA, Solid Bldg., Magsaysay Blvd., Sta. Mesa, Manila.

The website of the PSA is psa.gov.ph.

CONSULAR MORTUARY CERTIFICATE
Repatriation of Remains

To transport human remains of a Filipino citizen to the Philippines in a coffin or an urn, one must apply for a Consular Mortuary Certificate at the Philippine Consulate.

The following documents for the Shipment of Human Remains should be submitted to the Philippine Consulate.

  1. Original and two (2) photocopies:

  • Death Certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Death and Marriages in New South Wales;

  • Embalmer’s Certificate stating that the body was duly embalmed and is in sanitary condition for shipment abroad;

  • Mortuary Certificate stating that the casket contains only the body of the deceased;

  • Certification from the attending physician stating that the cause of death was not a contagious disease*;

  • Burial or transit permit issued by the local state office;

  • Photocopy of the identification page of the deceased’s passport; 

  • Flight itinerary of the remains, including the name address and telephone number of the receiving funeral home or consignee in the Philippines; address and phone number of the next of kin in Canada and in the Philippines;

  • Duly accomplished Report of Death (4 sets) for Filipino Citizens 

3. Processing fee of AU$45 in Postal Money Order payable to the Philippine Consulate General. (do not send cash in the mail)

4.Self-addressed express post envelope with contact details


Note that bodies of persons who died as a consequence of any communicable disease should be properly embalmed and placed in a hermetically sealed metallic casket, which should be enclosed in a wooden coffin or case and securely screwed or nailed and carefully disinfected.

SHIPMENT OF URNS

In requesting the shipment of urns, the following documents should be submitted:

1. Original and two photocopies:

  • Death Certificate by the Registry of Births, Death and Marriages in New South Wales;

  • Medical Certification of Death issued by the physician;

  • Cremation Certificate;

  • Certification from the crematorium stating that the urn contains only the ashes of the deceased;

  • Photocopy of the identification page of the deceased’s passport; 

  • Name and flight schedule of the person accompanying the cremated remains to the Philippines; and

2. Duly accomplished Report of Death (ROD) for Filipino citizens.

3. Processing Fee of AU$45 in Postal Money Order payable to the Philippine Consulate General (do not send cash in the mail)

4. Self-addressed Express Post Envelope for the return of the document.


RELEASING

  • The Consular Mortuary Certificate and personal copy of the ROD will be sent by mail the next working day from receipt of complete documents 

  • The Consulate assumes no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage in the mail or while the documents are in custody in courier service. The applicant should note the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted.