TRANSFER OF REMAINS

In the event that a relative has died in Canada and it is desired to transfer the body to Mexico, it is necessary to obtain a certification from the Consular Section at the corresponding Consulate. To obtain that certification you must request an appointment by calling 416-368-2875x236, to present the necessary documentation.


Requirements:

Corpse

  1. Certified copy of the death certificate issued by the Canadian authorities (form 15 and 16 in the case of Ontario) which must be previously authenticated by the Canadian authorities. For more information about stamps of authenticity on Canadian documents visit the following link. https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/toronto/index.php/en/servicesforeigners/doclegalization
  2. Certificate of embalming.
  3. International corpse transit certificate or exit authorization.
  4. The three previous documents must be translated into Spanish.
  5. Copy of passport or document that proves the Mexican nationality of the deceased person.
  6. The corpse must be embalmed in accordance with the rules and regulations of Canada and deposited in a properly sealed metal coffin, which must be transported in a container.
  7. Name and address of the funeral home that will receive the corpse in Mexico.
  8. Payment for the service of legalization of the death certificate. To verify the current rate visit the following link: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/toronto/index.php/en/servicesforeigners/fees

Ashes

  1. Certified copy of the death certificate issued by the Canadian authorities (form 15 and 16 in the case of Ontario) which must be previously authenticated by the Canadian authorities. For more information about stamps of authenticity on Canadian documents visit the following link. https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/toronto/index.php/en/servicesforeigners/doclegalization
  2. Cremation certificate.
  3. Letter of contents for international travel.  On the following link you can find samples of this letter
    Letter_of _contents_Ontario Letter_of_contents_Manitoba
  4. The three previous documents must be translated into Spanish.
  5. The ashes must be transported in a sealed box, also the box,  and packed in accordance with the rules and regulations of Canada.
  6. Copy of passport or document proving the Mexican nationality of the deceased.
  7. Payment for the service for legalization of the death certificate. To verify the current rate visit the following link: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/toronto/index.php/en/servicesforeigners/fees

If you require further information, please contact us at 416-368-2875 x 236.