Procedure to transport dead body by air ||International Cargo||Anthyesti

Anthyesti Funeral Services operates across the world and assists people in transfer/moving human body to domestic, national and international sector with utmost care, concern and hygiene.

Below are a list of formalities that we follow for international transfer of human remains both for import / export of dead bodies :

Step 1 : Clearance from the hospital authorities

  1. Obtain the death certificate either from the hospital authorities or from a local doctor who can ascertain the cause of death. The DC has to be in a specific format. Refer to Annexure A
  2. In case of post mortem, obtain a disposal order certificate
  3. Immediately, after the body is released from the hospital arrange for the freezing at a mortuary if the hospital has released the control.

Step 2 : Obtain a police NOC

  1. A police NOC has to be obtained from the area where the hospital falls under the jurisdiction. Furnish the NOC format for blood relative if a blood relative is accompanying the deceased else use the format for a custodian.
  2. The police issue a NOC based on the situation.

Step 3 : Obtain a packing/embalming certificate

Get a packing certificate and embalming certificate for the clearance of human remains

from the mortuary.

Step 4 : Obtain a NOC from the respective embassy

  1. Get a embassy clearance NOC from the embassy.
  2. The High Commissions are open for 24 hours. The whole process may take anywhere between 15min to 1 hour.
  3. Get the passport and the visa of the deceased cancelled. Get the Xerox copy of the ID proof of the blood relative or  the custodian.
  4. The ID proof of the blood relative should clearly show the relation with the deceased which means that either a passport, ration card showing the relation only can be used.

 

Step 5 : Obtain the final clearance from the Special Branch

  1. Get the final clearance NOC from the Special Branch .
  2. Special Branch is closed on weekends and operates daily from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM only. So in unavoidable circumstances the body has to be freezed and waited until the actual date of departure.
  3. The ID proof of the blood relative should clearly show the relation with the deceased which means that either a passport, ration card showing the relation only can be used.

Step 6: Get the air way bill / Booking of cargo

  1. All the papers have to be reported to the AWB section at least 4 hours before the actual departure of the flight.
  2. Submit atleast 6-7 copies of the above documents
  3. The whole process may take upto 30min.

The whole process is generally cumbersome and creates a huge emotional burden for the deceased’s family members. Anthyesti offers a one stop solution for all the repatriation needs by booking everything that needs to be done to transport human remains by air, road or train.

To avail any type of dead body transportation by air including embalming along with coffin packaging services and any type funeral services call to our 24/7 funeral helpline number +91-98833-18181 to avail hearse services with quality care, at better cost and timeline.

 

Procedure to transport dead body by air ||Anthyesti Funeral Services

Anthyesti Funeral Services operates across the world and assists people in transfer/moving human body to domestic, national and international sector with utmost care, concern and hygiene.

Below are a list of formalities that we follow for domestic transfer of human remains both for import / export of dead bodies :

Step 1 : Clearance from the hospital authorities

  1. Obtain the death certificate either from the hospital authorities or from a local doctor who can ascertain the cause of death. The DC has to be in a specific format.
  2. In case of post mortem, obtain a disposal order certificate
  3. Immediately, after the body is released from the hospital arrange for the freezing at a mortuary if the hospital has released the control.

Step 2 : Obtain a police NOC

  1. A police NOC has to be obtained from the area where the hospital falls under the jurisdiction. Furnish the NOC format for blood relative if a blood relative is accompanying the deceased else use the format for a custodian.
  2. The police issue a NOC based on the situation.

Step 3 : Obtain a packing/embalming certificate

Get a packing certificate, coffin and embalming certificate for the clearance of human remains from the mortuary.

Step 4: Get the air way bill / Booking of cargo

  1. All the papers have to be reported to the AWB section at least 4 hours before the actual departure of the flight.
  2. Submit atleast 6-7 copies of the above documents
  3. The whole process may take upto 30min.

The whole process is generally cumbersome and creates a huge emotional burden for the deceased’s family members. Anthyesti offers a one stop solution for all the repatriation needs by booking everything that needs to be done to transport human remains by air, road or train.

To avail any type of dead body transportation by air including embalming along with coffin packaging services and any type funeral services call to our 24/7 funeral helpline number +91-98833-18181 to avail hearse services with quality care, at better cost and timeline.

Death – A New Beginning

Death, being the word it is – signifies the end. The deadline and the clock ticks and we tend to always perceive it as darkness that flows into our lives when losing a loved one. Death might be one of the most tormenting incidents in one’s life, but have we ever thought how death may be otherwise perceived?

Death – signifies the beginning as much as it signifies an end. Family members of a patient suffering from a terminal illness are heartbroken. They try their best to keep him / her alive on ventilators if nothing else. In reality, it becomes a body operating on pipes and salines. As depressing as this sounds, we have to accept the truth and the truth being – Death will come. Now or a few days later.

But, think about this, if you let the person go, you would be crying. Crying so hard for the coming months. That is YOUR pain. Isn’t love for someone depriving them of theirs? Letting a person go is very tough, but watching that person suffer day in day out is even tougher. Why do we not give death a chance?

Food for thought – Is death really that bad? It relieves the person of the pain. Relieves the family of the daily sadness of seeing their loved one suffering. Relieves the whole atmosphere of an ongoing grief and most importantly, relieves the soul of an ailing body.

We at Anthyesti, face many such cases on a daily basis – where families and friends are broken on the onset of the hard hitting realisation. There are times when the bereaved lose control of their emotions and do lash out. Initially, it does seem like the world will crumble. But think about it – It is over. You will and you will cry very, very much – but the suffering is finally over.

Of course, this logic is not applicable for sudden deaths, those which are unexpected and happen to young people during accidents or diseases. We try to recover but never do quite. No death of a close one washes away from our minds. It creates a scar which we can never heal. But the wound surely does after knowing that they are at a place where they are happy and safe and nothing could go wrong with them up there.

Acceptance is the biggest challenge and also the biggest relief. But to reiterate, Death is not always bad. And it’s definitely not the end – but a new beginning.

Tick Tock On The Clock

Mathematics is one such subject that isn’t loved by many. Or any. We don’t like to

equate, we don’t like imaginary number or alphabets and we definitely don’t like

a combination of the three.

There is this other thing that we don’t like: deadlines. We all hold this belief that

the new day will be the dawn of new possibilities, technological advancements

and stunning discoveries that will free us from the burden of all our

responsibilities.

Given this inert feeling of hatred towards calculation and time limit, we have

trouble putting time into perspective.

 

The perspective of time being highlighted here is:

Contrary to the popular belief, time WILL end for every individual. The idea of

‘infinity’ that we have been using to romanticize our lives isn’t infinite. Money

can always be used as an excellent example when explaining this. We have a

limited supply of money and thus we use it very wisely. But since we like to

believe that we have unlimited supply of time, we are negligent of it.

So why do waste time? A few plausible reasons are:

1) Carelessness:

For a generation obsessed with being careful about our appearances and others

opinions of us, we sure are inattentive. Humans are the only species on earth

that measures time. Animals or plants don’t count days, hours or minutes.

Humans do, and they alone suffer from a paralyzing fear of running out of time.

2) Laziness:

We are a generation blessed with the gift of technology. A generation blessed

with machines to do our works while we sit because there are more important

things to do in life, like facebook, twitter or instagram.

Now that we have identified the causes, what do we do with the established

information? We think of ways to make the best use of the time available to us:

1) Plan:

Although many of us don’t like to sit down and plan, yet it is important. Making a

to-do list serves the following purpose:

-It will help us remember the things that we are supposed to do during the day;

-It will help us remember the things that we didn’t do the previous day.

2) Prioritize:

It always is a juggle between these 3 elements:

Family – Work – Friends

Although, the order might not be the same for all, but one should be

unapologetically passionate towards what they give importance to.

To conclude, deadlines can be terrifying. We get scared as it gets closer and

closer.

It’s even scarier when we don’t know when the deadline is.

A Helping Hand

Death is inevitable. No matter how hard we try, we cannot escape it. From the most powerful and influential president of the most advanced country in the world to owner of a small-scale business to the beggar sleeping on the sidewalk- everybody has to face death. Life is very fragile like that. It can vanish before we make sense of what is happening. It is like a flame that can be easily extinguished by a gush of wind or like a thread that can just snap into two pieces.

In many cultures and religions, death is not seen as an end; rather it signifies a beginning of a new journey. A journey to eternal and everlasting bliss. A place where there are no sorrow or grief, where worldly worries don’t matter.

To the passing, it happens in the blink of an eye. The demise of a nearby relative, the departure of a friend or family member is an unpleasant affair. A person that we knew, who was our companion, our dad, our mom, our kid, our significant other or our better half… abandons us with a void hard to fill. All the affection you had for this person does not fade. It rises above space and time. Sorrow, sadness, bitterness, distress, sentiments of injustice fills the heart.

To the near and dear ones of the deceased, it is so much more than that. It is their responsibility to make the passage beautiful and easy. There are various things that one has to organise upon hearing of the sad demise of a loved one:

1.Embalming the body of the deceased till the relatives arrive from wide and wide lands;

2.Hearse services to the graveyard;

3.Tranposrting the body from one city to another, if need arises;

4.Funeral priests;

5.Funeral helpers at the crematory; 

6.Satsangs and other religious gatherings to commemorate the blessed life;

7.Banquet halls and flowers for such gathering.

 

In times of such sadness, it becomes a difficult task to organise a funeral for the departed to signify a life well lived and at such moments do we realize the importance of a helping hand. How can we go about selecting a casket, which will hold half of our heart that we’ll have to bury? It is at such times that we need someone to tell us that they are there for us and are ready to take the sacred onus.

Especially for a non-resident Indian, these preparations are all the more cumbersome.

Keeping that in mind, we introduce to you- Anthyesti, a funeral planning service that caters not only to the professional aspects, but emotional too. We understand the delicacy of the matter and thus have a host of sensitized staff and service providers. We aim to deliver hassle free funeral to your loved ones where you don’t have to worry about anything else. We want you to spend the last moments with the deceased in peace with no tension of organizing a funeral they deserve.

IF ONLY

“If only I had the courage to stand up to my parents when they told me to take up engineering” 

 

“If only I took out more time to meet my parents before they passed away” 

 

Regrets. We all have them. We all have been through the phase where we thought that we made the worse decision of our lives. These are the choices that we never forget. They have such a big impact on us that even after 10 years, they make you sit and think. Think that if only you had been brave enough to take the drastic step, life would be so much better.

 

“If only I had spoken to that person I thought was the perfect being”

“If only I didn’t let go of MY person after the final goodbye?”

 

If and Only. 

 

2 seemingly harmless words, but when put together- they have the strength to bring down anyone to their knees. They have the power to make you question your every decision and movement. 

 

With time, laments change. Matters relating to the heart are more twisting than those related to some other parts of life.

These are extraordinary sort of disappointments. They are bad to the point that they make you feel useless. They tear your veins apart and enter your brain and stay there. They make tiny pockets at the back of your head and for some odd reason, you let them breed. They cut you consistently as you lay on your bed to push it out of your head, however with each excruciating moment, it gets difficult and so hard to overlook. You let it overshadow the rational part of your brain. You get obsessively irrational and create scenarios that can never happen.

You let it break you. You let the misgiving slaughter you. The worst thing about this kind of disappointment is that that you can’t control it despite having the ability to do so. We can stop it by distracting ourselves, but us humans, we like to victimize ourselves till the very end.

 

Regrets stay. They stay for long, but do we can we make their visit less painful?

We try and realize the impact they have on us.

The roads that we didn’t take, the decisions that we didn’t make- they weren’t supposed to happen. Maybe it would have lead to more heartbreaks and destruction and tears. What we have to do is convince ourselves that this very moment we are living- it is a result of all the good and bad decisions that we have made. Those resolutions have become us.

We have to forgive ourselves and look forward to the day when it will all make sense. Every wrong step taken, every good step missed- it will all fall into its’ perfect place and the world will be good again. This hysteria, this feeling of helplessness, the sadness, it will all pass. When that day arrives,  we won’t be able to stop the most beautiful smile that will escape from our lips. We will cry our hearts out because we will not be able to understand the happiness that we will experience.

 

That day will arrive soon.

 

Let us not allow our regrets to kill us before that glorious day arrives.