How Much Does it Cost to Ship a Body?

Shipping a deceased body is one of the many things that may need to be done after the death of a family member or loved one.  If the person who passed away did so in a different area than where the funeral will take place, the body may need to be shipped to the city where the funeral will be held.  When shipping a body, there are a lot of documents that must be processed and requirements that must be met.

A body can be shipped in many different ways.  For example, the body can be transported before or after it has been prepared for the funeral.  It could also be shipped after the funeral to a burial site out of town.  If the body has been cremated, there are specific regulations that must be followed to ship the remains.  All of these shipping methods can be done via ground or air transportation methods.

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