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Death of an Indian National

Death of an Indian national in Singapore 

 

In the unfortunate event of the death of an Indian national in Singapore, please follow the procedure outlined below:

     

  • Lodge a report with the police.
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  • Inform the next of kin (NOK) in India.
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  • Take the body to the hospital and obtain a death certificate.
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  • Contact the casket company for embalming the body.
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  • Contact any of the airlines flying to India to obtain the airline schedule and book the passage of the casket. Normally the casket is charged by weight by the airlines.
  • Come to the High Commission with copies of the police report, death certificate, embalming certificate, medical certificates and the passport of the deceased.
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The High Commission will attest the certificate of registration of death and then cancel the passport. This will enable the body of the deceased to be carried to India. In case the body is unclaimed, the Singapore police will dispose it off after waiting for a week.