Repatriation of Ashes to the Philippines

(FOR PHILIPPINE CUSTOMS CLEARANCE)

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. If the cremated ashes belong to a Filipino national:
    1. Certified True Copy of the Examination of Dead Body Certificate (Shibo-shindansho) issued by the City Hall or Ward Office. Original and one (1) photocopy.
    2. Original Cremation Permit (Kaso-kyokasho) issued by the City Hall or Ward Office. Original and one (1) photocopy.
    3. Passport of the Deceased Person. If the passport is not available, NSO Birth Certificate and any valid ID. Original and one (1) photocopy.

    FEES:
    Report of Death
    Translation

  2. If the cremated ashes belong to a Japanese national:
    1. Certified True Copy of the Examination of Dead Body Certificate (Shibo-shindansho) issued by the City Hall or Ward Office, duly authenticated by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy. Original and one (1) photocopy.
    2. Original Cremation Certificate (Kaso-kyokasho) issued by the City Hall or Ward Office, duly authenticated by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy. Original and one (1) photocopy.
    3. Passport of the Deceased Person. If the passport is not available, Driver’s License or Family Registry with English translation. Original and one (1) photocopy.

    FEES: Authentication

NOTE:

  1. All photocopies should be in A4 size.
  2. Application may be submitted in person at the Embassy or by mail.
  3. The processing period is five (5) working days.