25th September 2017

Public Health Clearance of Human Remains Directions for Airlines

The Following four certificate are necessary for PUBLIC HEALTH CLEARANCE of Human Remains which are to be provided 48 hrs before the actual arrival of Human remains so that deficiency/ shortcomings if any can be corrected well before in time- (the documents may be submitted either online aphopalam[at]gmail[dot]com or physically in MI room, APHO Delhi at T3 terminal, IGI airport)

  1. Death certificate by the health department of the concerned country- clearly mentioning the cause of Death.
    • If the cause of death is mentioned as Cardio-respiratory arrest or natural death or pending or to be ascertained after postmortem then such death certificate become invalid or
    • If it is not possible to clearly mention the exact cause of death because of some unavoidable reasons –
      • Then in all such situations as mentioned in above two points - the health department of the concerned country may issue a certificate stating “the person has not died because of the infectious/communicable / Notifiable disease” International health concern.
  2. Embalming certificate
  3. NOC from the Indian high commission of the concerned country.
  4. Cancelled Copy of the passport

All above four certificates has to be in English or translated in the English by the authorized translator.

The Health NOC will be provided only if all the documents in original & photocopy (Both original language & English translated copy) are presented to the health Officers at MI Room of APHO near immigration counters in arrival at T-3 of IGI Airport Delhi at the time of actual arrival of Human remains.