About Us Attestation of Death Documents

ATTESTATION OF DEATH DOCUMENTS
NOC to carry Mortal Remains or Ashes of the Deceased and
Attestation of Death Documents 

Death related documents for carrying mortal remains and ashes of the deceased to India will be processed as per the convenience of the applicant irrespective of consular jurisdiction.

 How to Apply in Person:

1.

Download the Application for Miscellaneous Services, fill it up carefully and affix your photograph. Here, the “applicant” is a person who is a relative/friend of the deceased or representative of a funeral home, authorized for processing the documents.

2.

Submit current passport of the deceased in original and a copy.

3.

Submit current valid passport of the applicant in original and a copy. If the documentation is done through funeral home, the representative may submit his/her photo I/card and duly-signed authorization letter issued by the funeral home.

4.

Submit original and photocopy of the document showing valid US Visa Status of the applicant (relative or friend of the deceased who is doing the documentation work).

5.

Submit original and photocopy of any of the following documents as proof of residence of the applicant (relative/friend of the deceased): US Driving License, State Identity Card, Lease Agreement, Mortgage Deed or Utility Bills (Electricity, water or gas bills).

6.

Carry all original supporting documents for presentation to the Consular Officer. Photocopies of the documents may be attached with the application. 

7.

To carry Mortal Remains: Please submit original and one copy of the following: (a) Death Certificate (clearly stating cause of death), (b) Embalming Certificate from the concerned local authority, (c) Certificate from the concerned local authority stating that body of the deceased is free from any kind of infection, and (d) Burial/Transit permit. Applicant may also ascertain from the concerned airlines about additional documentary requirements, if any, and obtain those from the mortuary/funeral home. 

8.

To carry Ashes: Please submit original and one copy of the following: (a) Death Certificate and (b) Cremation Certificate. Applicant may also ascertain from the concerned Airlines about additional documentary requirements, if any and obtain those from the mortuary/funeral home. 

9.

Fee: NOC for carrying mortal remains: If the deceased held Indian passport - Gratis (No Fee); and if the deceased held non-Indian passport - US$ 60 (Sixty only).NOC for carrying ashes: If the deceased held Indian passport – Gratis (No fee); and if the deceased non-Indian passport – US$ 40 (Forty only).  For attestation of Death certificate in respect of Indian as well as non-Indian passport holders: US$10.00(Ten Only) forattestation of each certificate.   

In addition to the above, US$ 2.00 (Two Only) will be charged towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) in respect of each application including Gratis cases.

The fees may be paid in cash or by money orders/cashier’s cheques, drawn separately towards the fee and ICWF, in favour of Consulate General of India, Atlanta.

10.

Timings for Submission of Applications: 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM on all working days.  No prior appointment is required.

11.

Processing Time:  Delivered on the same day from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

 How to Apply by Mail: 

1.

Follow the same procedure to fill up the application and enclose the same required documents as detailed above in the section ‘How to Apply in Person’ and send the application enclosing a trackable pre-paid self-addressed return mailing envelope. Incomplete applications will be sent back with the advice to complete the requisites.

2.

Fee: NOC for carrying mortal remains: If the deceased held Indian passport - Gratis (No Fee); and if the deceased held non-Indian passport - US$ 60 (Sixty only).  NOC for carrying ashes: If the deceased held Indian passport – Gratis (No fee); and if the deceased non-Indian passport – US$ 40 (Forty only).  For attestation of Death certificate in respect of Indian as well as non-Indian passport holders: US$ 10.00 (Ten Only) for attestation of each certificate.   

In addition to the above, US$ 2.00 (Two Only) will be charged towards Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) in respect of each application including Gratis cases.

The fees may be paid by money orders/cashier’s cheques, drawn separately towards the fee and ICWF, in favour of Consulate General of India, Atlanta.

3.

Processing time: Ten working days from the date of receipt of application, subject to submission of all requisite documents.

Mailing Address:
Consulate General of India,
5549, Glenridge Drive NE,
Atlanta, GA-30342.

E-mail address for queries: cons.atlanta@mea.gov.in and miscservices.atlanta@mea.gov.in