Sunday, March 7, 2021

Reporting the Death of a Filipino National


The death of a Filipino abroad should be reported to the Philippine Embassy or Philippine Consulate General by the nearest relative of the deceased or any person who has knowledge of the facts of death. The Report of Death (ROD) must be reported within one (1) year from the date of its occurrence.

Following are the complete documentary requirements for the issuance of Report of Death, Consular Mortuary Certificate and Certificate of No Objection:

For the shipment of human remains:

  1. Certificate of Registration of Death (original)
  2.  Duly accomplished Report of Death form (original)
  3.   Embalming Certificate (original)
  4.   Sealing of Casket Certificate (original)
  5.   Permit to Export Coffin (original)
  6.   Passport of the Deceased (original)
  7. Passport of the Informant, if available (original)

For the shipment of cremated remains:

  1. Certificate of Registration of Death (original)
  2.  Duly accomplished Report of Death form
  3.   Application for Cremation (original)
  4. Certificate of Collection of Cremated Remains(original)
  5.   Passport of the Deceased (original)
  6. Passport of the Informant, if available (original)

Additional Requirement/s:

  1.    Medical Certificate from hospital/Health Sciences Authority indicating that the deceased is not infected with COVID-19 or did not die of a COVID-19 related disease.
  2.    Confirmed flight itinerary for the shipment of human remains/cremated remains of the deceased to the Philippines
  3.    Full name, address and contact details of the designated consignee in the Philippines
  4.    In case the death of the Filipino national was not registered within one (1) from the time of death, an Affidavit of Delayed Registration duly notarized by the Embassy is required.

Applicable Consular Fees:

  • Notarial fee of S$42.50  (CASH or PayNow), for the Report of Death
  • Certification fee of S$42.50 (CASH or PayNow), for the Consular Mortuary Certificate
  • Notarial fee of S$42.50 (CASH or PayNow), for the Affidavit of Delayed Registration

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