The departure of the closest person is a moment for which no one will ever be prepared enough. We would like to explain to you all formalities by posting the following tips.

What to Do in the Event of the Death of a Loved One

  • If the death occurred at home, you should call an ambulance or a general practitioner, who will confirm the death and issue a death certificate.
  • The family should then contact the chosen funeral home and arrange for the deceased person to be picked up and transported to a mortuary.
  • If the death did not occur at home but in a hospital or hospice, the death certificate is issued by the respective healthcare facility. However, if the death occurred outside a hospital, you should contact a funeral home to arrange the transportation of the body to a mortuary.
  • Subsequently, you should visit your selected funeral home to take care of all the necessary formalities related to the burial.

Required Documents to Provide at the Funeral Home

  • Death certificate issued by a doctor, which will be used to obtain the Death Certificate from the Civil Registry Office.
  • Identification card, Tax Identification Number (NIP), and passport (if valid) of the deceased person and their spouse.

Preparations for the Burial

  • You should provide clothing for the deceased at the funeral home or choose from the available options.
  • At the funeral home, the date of the burial and, if applicable, the date of cremation will be determined.
  • The choice of cemetery and burial location is up to the family (municipal and parish cemeteries).
  • The funeral home provides coffins, urns, wreaths, and other accessories, as well as funeral services.

If the Family Authorizes the Funeral Home for Non-Cash Settlement of the Funeral – Required Documents

  • Retiree or disability pensioner’s ID or a certificate from the employer for the deceased with pension or disability insurance.
  • Information about the pension and disability insurance of the person handling the arrangements.