Procedures for Authority to Transport Human Remains to Zambia

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For Zambians in the USA and countries of extra accreditation (Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama)

Authority to transport Human Remains to Zambia requires prior written consent for such shipment from:

Office of the Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
P.O. Box 50069
Lusaka, Zambia

In order to start the process, call or send an email message to the

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
2200 R St, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-234-4009
Phone: 202-450-1222

Send a scanned PDF copy of the application package. The application package should list the name and vital statistics of the decedent, the reason for such request, tentative transportation schedule, and names and addresses of residents of Zambia who will be responsible for the proper disposal of the human remains in Zambia.

The human remains must be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. A notarized statement by the local health authorities that no danger of infection of spread of disease exists.
  2. The body shall be placed within a hermetically-sealed casket and wooden outer box, to be attested to by a notarized statement from the local health authority.
  3. A locally-issued state burial and/or transit permit
  4. Certified copy of the Death Certificate

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia / Washington, DC
Consular Section
Address: 2200 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-234-4009