Shipping remains domestically
Transporting human cremated remains can be complicated and can require a variety of documents and authorizations. The best and simplest approach is to have aCremation, a licensed funeral establishment specializing in direct cremation, make the shipping arrangements to ensure all requirements are met.
- The U.S. Postal Service ships cremated remains within the United States, and they must be sent via Priority Mail Express.
- UPS, FedEx and DHL currently do not handle the transport of cremated remains.
- Most airlines transport cremated remains as air cargo, carry-on or checked luggage but you should check with the individual airline for specific guidelines. Some airlines may require advance notice.
- A burial transit permit must accompany cremated remains.