CONSULATE OF THE
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
IN NEW YORK, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Retain Vietnamese Citizenship

PERMIT TO TRANSPORT REMAINS AND DEAD BODIES TO VIETNAM
I - To get a permit for the transportation of human ashes (remains) to Vietnam
 
Documents to submit to the Consulate :
 
1. Application for a Permit for the Transportation of Human Ashes to Vietnam (form M03.LS-DH attached). Please complete all the items of the Application).
 
2. Permission from the People’s Committee at sub-district level in Vietnam where ashes will be transported to (form M04.LS-DH attached). A family member in Vietnam should fill out the attached form, submit it to the local authorities for endorsement, and send it back to the US-based applicant for submission to the Consulate.
 
3. Photocopy of Death Certificate and the Certificate of Cremation.
 
4. Photocopy of Passport or Green Card of the late person.
 
5. Photocopy of the Permit for Transit of Human Ashes issued by the local (State/County) Department of Health.
 
6. Statement of No Infectious and Contagious Diseases for the human ashes issued by the local (County/State) Department of Health.
 
7. A self-addressed postage-paid return envelope. For the safety of your documents, please use only USPS Express Mail . Please do not use other mailing services.
 
8. Fee: Please pay by money order to the “Consulate of Vietnam.”
 
 
Processing time:
 
On the next working day as from the date of receipt of the application and all supporting documents, the Consulate will have issued and sent back the permit.
 
 
 
II - To get a permit for the transportation of dead bodies to Vietnam
 
Documents to submit to the Consulate :
 
1. Application for a Permit for the Transportation of Dead body to Vietnam(bilingual form M01.LS-DH attached). Please complete all the items of the Application.
 
2. Permission from the People’s Committee at Provincial level in Vietnam where the body/remains will be transported for burial. A family member in Vietnam should fill out the attached form M02.LS-DH, submit it to the local authorities for endorsement, and send this Application and the Official Letter (Permission from the Provincial People’s Committee) back to the US-based applicant for submission to the Consulate.
 
3. Photocopy of Death Certificate.
 
4. Photocopy of Passport or Green Card of the late.
 
5. Photocopy of the Permit for Burial/Transit of Deadbody issued by the local
(State/County) Department of Health.
 
6. Statement of No Infectious and Contagious Diseases for the dead body issued by
the local (County/State) Department of Health.
 
7. A self-addressed postage-paid return envelope. For the safety of your documents, please use only USPS Express Mail . Please do not use other mailing services.
 
8. Fee:  Please pay by money order to the “Consulate of Vietnam.”
 
Processing time:
 
On the next working day as from the date of receipt of the application and all supporting documents, the Embassy will have issued and sent back the permit.