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

Transport of Remains of Vietnamese for Burrial in Homeland

I - Permit for the transportation of human ashes (remains) to Viet Nam

Documents to be submitted to the Consulate:

1. Application for a Permit for the Transportation of Human Ashes to Vietnam (Form M03).

2. Permission from the People’s Committee at sub-district level in Vietnam where ashes will be transported to (Form M04). A family member in Viet Nam 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 if you want the document to be returned by mail. For the safety of your documents, please use only services with tracking number.

8. Fee: Please pay by money order, cash or personal check to the “Consulate of Viet Nam.”

Processing time: On the next working day as from the date of receipt of the application and all supporting documents, the Consulate will issue and send back the permit.

II - Permit for the transportation of a dead bodies of Vietnamese Origin to Viet Nam

Documents to be submitted to the Consulate:

1. Application for a Permit for the Transportation of Dead body to Vietnam (Form M01).

2. Permission from the local authorities in Vietnam where the body/remains will be transported for burial. A family member in Viet Nam should fill out the attached form (Form M02), submit it to the Vietnamese 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 person.

5. Photocopy of the Permit for Burial/Transit of Dead body issued by the US 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 if you want the document to be returned by mail. For the safety of your documents, please use only services with tracking number.

8. Fee: Please pay by money order, cash or personal check 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 issue and send back the permit.

For more information, please contact our Consuls:

- Business hours: From 09:00 to 17:30, from Monday through Friday

- Telephone: 212-644-0594 | 212-644-0831 | 212-644-2535;

- Fax: 212-644-5732

- Email: info@vietnamconsulate-ny.org

- Address: 866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 428, New York, NY 10017