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.