Repatriation to mainland China

Mears Repatriation offers a comprehensive international repatriation service to China. Our all-inclusive price of £3,625.00 is based on a flight into Shanghai Pudong International Airport but other options are available, please contact us for alternatives.

Local Airports

There are very many Chinese airports with the required customs clearance, some of the most popular are shown on the map.
What's Included £ 0
Our Fees - All services except Flight and Consular/Embassy Fees £2750.00
International Embalming £190.00
Local Removal £220.00
Wrap to protect Coffin or Casket £75.00
Air Way Bill (AWB) production £85.00
Customs and Handling £120.00
Telephone/Fax £15.00
Transportation to Airport £120.00
Free From Infection Certificate £50.00
NES Customs £50.00
Access to Repatriaton Progress Tracker FREE
Basic Repatriation Coffin Included Included

Flight Charge to Shanghai Pudong International Airport £915.00
Additional Documentation (estimated total, subject to change). Please see Service Overview tab for details. £535.00
Staff costs associated with two visits to the Chinese Embassy, plus visit to Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Notary £250.00
Total cost of the Repatriation

Additional Services

Local London removal inclusive in our charges. Excess mileage, priced per mile. £1.50
Local Church Service prior to the Repatriation - Hearse only and Funeral Staff. Hearse direct to Church for service. from £950.00
Limousine to convey mourners from private address to Church Service for two hours. from £345.00
A Professional, Flexible Service

Sometimes the legal and regulatory complexity of a repatriation can seem a little daunting, so we try to keep things as simple as possible.

We breakdown every element of our pricing so you can see exactly what you are paying for and, should you decide to entrust us with your repatriation, you will be looked after by one named member of our staff throughout. You will also have access to our exclusive Repatriation Progress Tracking tool, making it easy to follow every stage of your loved one's journey to their final place of rest.

Usually the Deceased's passport (or other legal permit to travel) is required. If this is not available, concise details of the Deceased's identity will be required. We are able to help you with this process.

Documentation Costs

All documents need to be Notarised at a cost of £75.00 for the first and £25.00 for each additional document (i.e. Funeral Directors Declaration, Death Certificate and Corners out of England).

For those that cannot be Notarised, (i.e. Freedom From Infection Certificate, Embalming Certificate, etc.), an Affidavit will be sworn by our attending Funeral Director. The cost for this is £50.00 for the first and £10.00 each additional document.

Once completed, all documents are legalised by us at The Legalisation Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at a cost of £75.00 per document. The documents under the Affidavit will count as one document.

All documents are finally taken to the Chinese Embassy for Authorisation at a cost of £15.00 per document.

Total documentation fees will usually be in the region of £535.00.

Only once the documentation is completed can the repatriation to China proceed.

Our repatriation service includes:

  • Advice on all aspects of repatriation relating to:
    • UK authorities
    • Chinese authorities
    • All major airlines
  • Preparation of the deceased
  • Provision of a zinc-lined coffin or metal casket conforming to international transportation regulations
  • Documentation delivery service and collection for Coroners 'Out of England' certificate across the whole of the UK
  • Freight booking services and airway bill production
  • Collection and delivery service throughout the UK 24 hours per day, 7 days a week
  • Full use of our newly refurbished Chapel of Rest
  • 24/7 access to our unique Repatriation Progress Tracking tool


chinese embassy

Chinese Embassy

49 Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B 1JL

Tel: 020 7631 1430
Fax: 020 7636 9056

Repatriation Funeral Plans
All-inclusive repatriation to China based on a Basic Repatriation Coffin £ 0
Plan arrangement fee £350
Total £ 0
If paid over 12 months: £ 0 per month
If paid over 24 months: £ 0 per month

Customer Satisfaction

Funeral planners
"The plan chosen was exactly what we wanted, and to be able to arrange everything in one place and at one time was a great benefit."

You’re never too young to pre-plan and pre-pay your Repatriation expenses.

Mears Repatriation is the only specialist repatriation company offering pre-paid plans.

People are waking up to the fact that they can not only pre-plan their repatriation, but also pre-pay the repatriation expenses – now – at today’s prices and beating any raise in costs. Many thousands of people in the UK and expatriates abroad have planned and paid for their repatriation as part of a sensible and responsible approach to organising their lives.

Please contact us for further details.

Upgrading a Coffin or Casket

Mears and Jacksons International offer a wide range of coffins and caskets suitable for international transportation of the deceased. All coffins are offered with a removable zinc lining to create a hermetic (airtight) seal as required by IATA (International Air Transport Association) regulations. Our repatriation caskets have a built-in sealing system, so a zinc lining is not required.

Some of our most popular casket choices are shown below, please click on the images to reveal more detail. As you make your selection, the all-inclusive price at the top of the screen will be updated automatically. Please don't worry if you are not yet ready to make a final choice, we can finalise your decision later in the process.

Wooden Zinc Lined Coffins

Metal Caskets

Wooden Zinc Lined Caskets

Total Price:
Your choice:

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The Personal Touch

If you would prefer to speak to someone in person, please call us during office hours on 01928 611 611.


In our memorial brochure you will find a  selection of the granite and marble memorials, headstones and gravestones that are available to you.

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In our memorial brochure you will find a  selection of the granite and marble memorials, headstones and gravestones that are available to you.

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Repatriation to mainland China