If a death happens abroad, the death should be registered according to the local regulations of that country and a Death Certificate should be obtained. To bring a body back to England or Wales you will need either the Death Certificate or authorisation for the removal of the body from the country of death.
To arrange a funeral in England or Wales you will need:
To arrange a cremation, a cremation order from the Home Office or a form 6 from the coroner will be needed. If the death was from natural causes, the Home Office will need the following documents;
If the death was not natural it will be referred to the coroner who will open an inquest to investigate the cause and circumstances of death. In this case the coroner will issue Form E for cremation. More information is available regarding burials and bereavement.