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PRESS NOTE ON TRANSPORTATION OF MORTAL REMAINS FROM ABROAD

The question of bringing back the mortal remains of the emigrants, who have died abroad, expeditiously, has been engaging the attention of the Govt. of India, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), New Delhi for quite some time.

The Ministry has therefore developed a software module to facilitate the transportation of mortal remains of deceased emigrants in any of the following Emigration Check Required (ECR) Countries :

Malaysia Kuwait Jordan Iraq UAE
Bahrain Yemen Saudi Arabia Lebanon Sudan
Afghanistan Qatar Indonesia Oman Syria
Libya Thailand
The Hon'ble Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs has launched this software module on 12/08/2014, which is now available in MOIA's website www.moia.gov.in

Many a times, the family members of the deceased emigrant in any of the above ECR countries approach the authorities in the State Government to facilitate the transportation of the mortal remains of their beloved ones as quickly as possible.

The software module developed will therefore enable a family member of the deceased to apply online for transportation of mortal remains of the deceased emigrant in any of the above mentioned ECR countries, and further tracking the status online till the mortal remains are brought back.

The Govt. of India has therefore requested that the concerned Officials may be sensitized for enabling the public, who may approach them for helping out on the issue of bringing back the mortal remains, for making entries in the software module. On completion of making such entries, the Indian Missions located in the destination country, from where the mortal remains are required to be brought back, will start processing those cases for bringing back the mortal remains expeditiously. The applicants can also track the status and make additional entries, if required, in the system.

The State Government has notified District Collectors and District Supdts of Police of North and South Goa Districts as Nodal Officers on Civil side and Police side. The public is therefore advised that if any help or assistance is required to apply online for transportation of mortal remains of their next of kin from any of the above mentioned ECR countries, they may get in touch with any of these authorities.

(U.D. Kamat)
Director for NRI Affairs