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Procedure to follow for a deceased in Kuwait

--- Compiled by Zahir Husain Tuesday, July 20, 2010

? If the ritual is here in Kuwait, get authorization letter from next in heir from homeland stating that burial can be carried out in Kuwait by so and so concerned person in Kuwait and duly signed by the homeland authorities (VAO/Notary Public etc.) along with proof of relation (Wife, Father, Mother etc., back home) such as Ration card, Passport copy, bank account, etc. where both the names are mentioned.

? Go to deceased local area police station to get complaint paper.

? Go to mortuary in criminal police station campus located at Dajeej, Farwaniya and submit the civil id copy of deceased along with the complaint paper. They will register the death and will issue a pink paper.

? Go to Embassy of India with the following and call extension 271 from inside to go to Meeting Room

? Pink copy (issued by Mortuary)

? Copies of Passport & Civil ID of deceased

? Copies of Passport & Civil ID of authorized person of the burial.

? Death Registration Form will be issued by Embassy Typing Section.

? Embassy may ask for Original Passport of anyone as guarantee. Passport can be collected once all paper works are completed.

? Embassy will issue 3 original death registration certificates.

? Go back to local police station and submit one copy of embassy death registration certificate. They will register the death and will issue (Thalia) paper.

? Go to MoH body which is located near the area hospital to get medical certificate of deceased with the following:

? Civil ID copy or Passport copy of deceased.

? 2nd original copy of Embassy Death Certificate.

? MoH will issue medical certificate in Arabic.

? Go to maidhan hawally (birth and death registration office) behind police station to get this medical certificate attested by MoH with signature.

? Translate Arabic medical certificate to English by authorized translation company.

? Go to Ministry of Foreign Affairs office which is located 2nd Floor of Kuwait Ministries Building in Kuwait City next to Liberation Tower to get this certificate attested (There is no stamp fee) or Shuwaikh near City Center.

? Go back to Embassy and Submit Death Certificate with Medical Report along with Death Registration form typed by the Embassy Typing Center.

? Embassy of India will issue the death certificate which is the final one.

? Go back to Dajeej (Farwaniya) to inform that all the paper works are done and finalize the date and time of ritual.

? Then go to graveyard for the prayer and burial. They will issue small grave information card after burial.

? Then go to the mortuary located at Dajeej, Farwaniya and submit all the papers. They will register everything and they will submit the green colored paper.

? Take one of green papers to local police station and submit.

? Send grave registration card, Embassy’s original third registration certificate and death certificate to deceased family as record

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Lionel Correia
Sunday, July 29, 2018

I would like some help on obtaining an original copy of my father''s death certificate from Ministry Of Kuwait. How can I do the same keeping in mind that I don''t reside in Kuwait anymore.
Awaiting your reply.

Friday, July 8, 2016
I want to go india without finger plz help me when leaved

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Can you pls let me know the formalities to be completed in case of death in India. I mean the documents and formalities to be completed there for registration (like cancellation of civil id) of death here and consequent transfer of bank account etc to the name of the wife/legal heirs. Also since the family has been sponsored by the father whether any time limit is given to family to wind up in kuwait.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Thank you!

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