Procedures for Authority to Transport Human Remains to Zambia

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

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

Or contact:

Embassy of the Republic of Zambia
2419 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 265-9717/19
Fax: (202) 332-0826

The application 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

Prior to actual shipment of the human remains, advance notification of the Health Ministry in Lusaka, Zambia shall be given specifying the airline, flight number, date and time of arrival in Lusaka.