General Information:

If a body is being shipped to Eritrea as the final resting place, make sure to submit all the documents on the requirement list.

Human Remains Shipment Requirements:

  1. Two certified copies of the original death certificate
  2. Letter on Non-Contagious Disease from a State or County
    Health Official
  3. Letter of preparation on funeral home letterhead with a
    statement about the preparation procedures, the contents of
    the casket, and the name, address, and telephone number of the
  4. Letter of Non-Contagious Disease from the attending
  5. A steel casket with a wood outer shipping container is the
    preferred method of the consulate. However, a wood casket is
    acceptable if the family uses a steel screw down liner for
    sealing purposes and the wood outer box.
  6. Copy of Eritrean Passport, Eritrean Identification Card, and
    USA Passport or Green Card copy.

PLEASE FAX ALL DOCUMENTS TO 202-319-1304 or email to

FAQ – Human Remains Question

Eritrean nationality is a requirement; an Eritrean National ID or Eritrean Passport is the best document but other documents proving Eritrean Nationality may be provided.


  1. Obtain all documents listed in the requirement list.
  2. Fax to 202-319-1304 or

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