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Cremated Remains Courier Services | Ashes Repatriation Services

SpeedLink’s Cremated Remains Courier and Cremated Remains Repatriation Service is the best choice for the safe, secure and personalised transportation of your loved ones cremated remains – across town, the country or repatriated to another land virtually anywhere in the world.

SpeedLink’s reputation is unparalleled with many years of experience in the transportation of valuable, sensitive and time critical materials across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

SpeedLink’s Cremated Remains shipments are carried personally by a SpeedLink team member from origin to destination. Remains are never transported through a parcel network or postal system, and shipments are never forwarded through a freight or cargo service. A SpeedLink team member will always personally accompany a cremated remains shipment from collection right through to delivery.1 Shipments never leave our team members care.

Cremated Remains Repatriation Services

Our Staff

SpeedLink’s Cremated Remains Couriers are specially and specifically trained for the carriage of cremated remains.

Our team members are sensitive and caring, fully aware of the special handling and attention this type of transport demands.

Our staff have undergone background and security checks, ensuring the safest possible care.

Our team members are professionals – dignified, respectful and acutely aware of the nature of the service.

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1 While shipments are waiting at our international hub in the UK for the next scheduled movement, cremated remains are held in a secure area at our facility under lock and key, similar to the holding lockers found at funeral homes and crematoriums. Our facilities are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week by on site security personnel and monitored by CCTV.

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Our Vehicles

When transporting by road, bespoke vehicles for the transport of cremated remains are utilised. We do not use motorcycles, courier vans or trucks. Cremated remains are transported in dignified and appropriate passenger vehicles. Hybrid and low-emission vehicles are available and can be requested. Other types of shipments are never carried in the same vehicle at the same time as cremated remains.

When other modes of transport are utilised such as rail2, sea3 or air4 – urns, containers or scatter tubes are carried in special cases that are used solely for the carriage of repatriated cremated remains. We employ hard sided lockable units such as Pelican cases or similar. Remains are never carried in hold baggage out of our couriers care or with the courier’s own belongings.

Regulations & Paperwork

Regulations and paperwork are simple and straightforward with SpeedLink’s Cremated Remains Repatriation Services. The only paperwork required for cross-border transport is a Death Certificate and a Cremation Certificate or the local equivalents. For service within the United Kingdom only, paperwork is not required.5

Permission is not generally required to repatriate cremated remains anywhere. However, some countries require documentation or certificates of ‘non-objection’ when repatriating cremated remains which SpeedLink can arrange and apply for on your behalf.

How Does It Work?

  • To arrange for a cremated remains shipment, simply Contact Us for immediate assistance.
  • We will need the full address, contact phone number and opening times of the collection and delivery points.
  • We will need to ascertain the time-frame you require the shipment to be completed.
  • This will allow us to provide you with a tailored quotation6 and advise a transit time frame.
  • Once a service is selected, an up-front payment by credit or debit card, BACS, Chaps, SEPA or similar electronic funds transfer is required to confirm before a cremated remains courier is dispatched to collect.
  • A Booking Confirmation will be forwarded to you by email with the above collection and delivery details as well as dates, times and additional services selected. And invoice will also accompany this email.
  • You will be then be notified by email when the shipment has been collected, is in transit and then when it has been delivered safely. Telephone notification is also available if required.

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We offer to beat any written quotation for a like-for-like service. Please ask for details.


2, 3, 4: For transport by air or rail and some sea crossings – urns, containers or scatter tubes must be made of a material that allows for x-rays to penetrate to receptacle such as cardboard, plastic or wood to facilitate the security screening process. Death & Cremation documentation must accompany shipments using these modes of transport even within the United Kingdom.

We recommend that death and cremation certificates (or local equivalents) travel with the shipment in case they are required later at the delivery point.

Additional services such as a timed delivery, splitting of ashes for transport to different locations or even the addition of an Ashes Scattering Ceremony can be added. Please ask our team for more information.

Courier Service Case Studies

Cremated Remains Repatriation Oshatz, Germany to Leicester, United Kingdom

Consignor: Family Member of Deceased
Distance: 772 miles
Transit Time: 2 Days

The family of a woman who was a British citizen who passed away while residing in Germany, required the deceased ashes to be collected from a Funeral Director in Germany for transport back to the UK. Due to strict regulations concerning the possession and handling of cremated remains in Germany, arrangements were made with a Funeral Director in the UK to receive the remains. Documents were drawn up in advanced and carried with the courier to Germany to present to the German Funeral Director, facilitating release of the ashes for transport.

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Services Available To / From

United Kingdom & Europe
USA & Canada
Central and South America*
Israel / Holy Lands
India, Nepal, Thailand
Australia & New Zealand
Asia & Oceania*

* Not all countries and territories are available. Please enquire with our team for specifics

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Key Features

  • Door-to-door, end-to-end service without the need of additional Funerary services
  • Dedicated vehicle service
  • Specialist, uniformed personnel
  • Dignified vehicles for the carriage of remains
  • Specific lockable hard sided cases for hand carry shipments
  • Live GPS tracking from collection through to delivery
  • Secure handling and storage at our international hub if required
  • Dedicated point of contact by phone, email, SMS or WhatsApp
  • e-Notification of each stage of shipment with Proof of Delivery

Our Ethos

SpeedLink endeavours to offer a personalised and tailored solution to transport your loved one’s ashes anywhere in the UK and Europe with reach extending to virtually anywhere on the globe.

We promise to provide you with the very best of service while assuring that your loved ones cremated remains will be transported with dignity, care and professionalism.

We are here to help

For further information or to discuss the options available, please Contact Us at any time or call our dedicated Cremated Remains Services line on:

From the UK: 01252 786 015

From the US: 011 44 1252 786 015

International: +44 (0) 1252 786 015

Or simply email to: CRC@speedlinktc.com

where one of our team will be more than happy to help you with your enquiry.

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