Transfer of deceased from Israel abroad
First of all, transfer of deceased persons from Israel abroad begins with receiving the case from the family or its representative, and then dealing with the police/hospital/Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Health, or the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in order to release the deceased for further preparations for transfer abroad.
The company currently carries out hundreds of flights a year, to destinations such as: USA, Canada, France, UK, Germany, Philippines, Thailand, China, India, Australia, Cyprus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Belarus, Georgia, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Netherlands, Norway, Sri Lanka, Moldova, Romania, Sudan, and all other countries around the world.
Services for the transfer of deceased from Israel abroad are as follows:
Company services are provided to the various government ministries, the Jewish Agency, various churches, foreign insurance companies, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Providing a coffin of suitable size for transfer of the deceased; the coffin shall include an internal sheet metal casing and cover and external wooden casing and cover. The coffin undergoes testing to determine compliance with Ministry of Health regulations and security check.
Washing and dressing, with clothing provided either by the family or purchased by us, summoning a security officer to check the clothing, and injection of preservative into the body of the deceased (embalming) in accordance with the reburial law.
Issuing an official certificate of death at the Ministry of the Interior:
Checking the coffin at the Ministry of Health, including embalming the deceased;
Ordering a bill of lading for shipping the deceased;
Having the official documents signed – certificate of death and apostille of certificate of health by the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.
Translating the documents – notary authentication and court apostille;
Transfer of the deceased from the place of death (hospital) or the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute to storage in Hevra Kadisha refrigeration, transfer to the embassy for sealing of the coffin, and transfer to Ben-Gurion Airport to deposit for flight.
Receipt of a consular mortuary certificate, transit visa or entry permit for the coffin, and legalization of the documents.
Paying the embassy for the documents;
Organizing release of the coffin at the foreign airport by a local company, and transfer to location requested by the family.
Transferring the belongings of the deceased abroad – receiving, packing and shipping them abroad by mail or airline.
Payment to the hospital at which the deceased was hospitalized;
Assistance to family members accompanying the deceased, flying with the coffin – organizing airline tickets, payment to the hotel, transport to the airport, etc.
The company’s motto is to enable the family to engage in its mourning and not have to deal with arrangements for the deceased.
Dealing with Israeli customs, filling out paperwork for deposit of coffin and export of goods, ordering bill of lading, and release of coffin for flight, customs and security;
Transfer of deceased from abroad to Israel
Menuha La'ad ("Eternal Rest") is a company with over 40 years of experience in the transfer of deceased persons from abroad to Israel.
When a relative dies abroad, far from the family, whether Israeli or not, the distance itself constitutes a major problem, resulting in paralysis. In addition, beyond the event of the death, there is a need to organize the funeral and the actions accompanying it. Who will organize it? How should it be dealt with? How do you make sure that it is dealt with in a suitable and reliable manner? How do you make sure that the price is reasonable and not blackmail? That the deceased is treated with due respect, etc.? For this, Menuha La'ad is at your disposal to organize the funeral and arrange the transfer of the deceased from abroad.
As is known, in the State of Israel, National Insurance finances the full cost of burial for every Israeli citizen with rights, and/or every deceased person in Israel regardless of race, gender, or religion.
One should distinguish between two kinds of transfer of deceased for burial in Israel:
An Israeli citizen with National Insurance rights.
An Israeli citizen without National Insurance rights and/or any other person.
Menuha La'ad has connections and collaborates with burial companies from around the world, both Jewish and non-Jewish, in organizing transfer to Israel. The company’s motto is reliable, professional and courteous service; hence, the company will do everything in its power in order to provide reliable and mainly professional service in the transport of deceased from abroad. The company undertakes all organization and execution required for and connected with organizing the funeral and carrying out transfer of the deceased from abroad.
In transferring a deceased person from abroad, the most important thing is confirmation of a place of burial in Israel, given by the Hevra Kadisha or burial company.
Confirmation may be obtained for free for those entitled burial in Israel at the expense of National Insurance, and for the purchase of a place of burial by those not entitled.
Issuing an official certificate of death at the Ministry of the Interior:
The confirmation shall be transferred to the Israeli Embassy, to approve transfer of the deceased.
Handling by the company shall include:
Receipt of power of attorney to transfer the deceased.
Receipt of information on the event and on the deceased.
Receipt of confirmation on the place of burial in Israel.
Getting in touch with a representative of the family at the place of death.
Giving the representative power of attorney to arrange the transfer of the deceased to Israel.
Handling of the deceased shall be done in accordance with the family’s wishes.
Embalming/purification/dressing of the deceased.
Coordinating a date for transfer of the deceased.
Receipt of payment for carrying out the transfer.
Receiving the coffin at Ben-Gurion Airport, transporting it to the place of burial and organizing the funeral and burial..Menuha La'ad has representation all over the world.
For further information on the transfer of deceased from abroad, get in touch with the Menuha La'ad team: 03-6872929
Burial in Israel
Burial in Israel is conducted by the Jewish religious companies (Kadisha companies) or by burial companies for other faiths. In recent years, secular burial services are available too, managed by civil burial companies, NPOs or LLCs.
The way burial is conducted in Israel differs, if done by Kadisha companies or other burial companies, as far as the nature of the ceremony and the way it is performed. With Kadisha companies, Jewish religious law (Halacha) is the determining factor, whereas with civil or secular burial companies the family determines the nature and process of the ceremony.
Exhumation and return to Israel
Exhuming a deceased person from his grave and transferring him for reburial in Israel. This is usually requested by relatives who have decided to live their lives in Israel and want graves of loved ones secure and accessible in Israel.
Exhumation requires specialization in several different areas: practical and Halachic aspects, laws of the country of origin, laws of the State of Israel, and international health laws.
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