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Burial Transit Permit

The Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria requires that formal request letter for a waiver addressed to Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Health and relevant documents regarding cause of death be forwarded to the Ministers office in Nigeria to obtain repatriation waiver before human remains/corpse are taken to Nigeria. Similarly, a copy of the request is to be attached to the documents to be sent to the Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa, for authentication.

The approved waiver is to be scanned and e-mail directly from the Federal Ministry of Health to the Nigeria High Commission at chancery@nigeriahcottawa.ca and consularsecretary@nigeriahcottawa.ca

Items 2 to 10 are to be submitted in duplicate to the High Commission to facilitate the process. -Also send a signed formal letter of request from the funeral home addressed to the Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa.

  • 1. Formal request letter for a waiver addressed to The Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Secretariat Complex, Abuja. indicating the date of death, place of death, cause of death and Age.
  • 2. Burial Transit Permit
  • 3. Certification of Embalming & Preparation of Human Remains
  • 4. Notarized statement of the Funeral Director (stating that the casket contains only the remains of the deceased and nothing else).
  • 5. Medical Examiner’s Report (if applicable) if the deceased was killed
  • 6. Certificate for shipment of Body outside Canada
  • 7. Medical Certificate of death
  • 8. Statement of death
  • 9. Notarized copy of Death Certificate
  • 10. Certification of Vital Record regarding communicable/non communicable disease(s) - [this is to state whether or not the deceased had contagious disease. If so, the type of disease should be stated in this document].
  • 11. Processing fee of CAD$50 per document and non- refundable Administrative fee of CAD$50, payable to the Nigeria High Commission, Ottawa in form of money order only
  • 12. For inquiries please call 613 236 0521 Email: consularsecretary@nigeriahcottawa.ca
  • 13. International waiver fee of five thousand naira only(N5000.00) payable to Port Health services in Nigeria.
  • 14. Nigerian Passport of the Deceased (in case passport is not available, the closest relative should send a notarized letter stating same).
  • 15. Self-Addressed return envelope (Canada priority or Express post Courier Envelope Only)
  • 16. All documents to be mailed to the Nigeria High Commission, 295 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1R9

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