Death of an Indian National
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Death of an Indian National

In the unfortunate event of the death of an Indian national in Zambia, please follow the procedure outlined below:

  • Take the body to the hospital and obtain a death certificate.
  • Contact the casket company for embalming the body.
  • Contact any of the airlines flying to India to obtain the airline schedule and book the casket.
  • Come to the High Commission with copies of the death certificate,embalming certificate, booking schedule of the casket, passport of the deceased (original and photocopy)
  • The person applying for the Death Certificate has to submit:
      -Miscellaneous service form duly filled to be downloaded from the website:  https://www.hcizambia.gov.in. Form can also be collected from the High Commission.
      -photo I/D  (original and photocopy)
      -authorization letter to obtain the death certificate (original and photocopy)

The High Commission will attest the certificate of registration of death and then cancel the passport. This will enable the body of the deceased to be carried to India.

Time Frame:     Same day

Fees:     Gratis 

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