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Notes on Burial and Exhumation Service (6)

Application for Cremation of Exhumed Remains/Allocation of Urn Grave/Relocation to other Cemetery/Return to Native Place/Exportation
(Applicable to Remains Buried in a Public Cemetery)


Applicant has to apply in person at the Cemeteries and Crematoria Office of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) in Hung Hom or Happy Valley [If the deceased is buried at Cheung Chau Public Cemetery, the applicant may apply at Cheung Chau Sub-Office (Environmental Hygiene) for cremation of the exhumed remains or allocation of urn grave in the said cemetery]. The procedures are as follows:
       
 
(1)
 
provide particulars of the deceased to the counter staff;
       
 
(2)
 
after checking the particulars, complete an application form and produce documentary proof of relationship with the deceased. In the absence of such proof, the applicant shall take an oath at the Hung Hom or Happy Valley office;
       
 
(3)
  if the applicant wishes to have the deceased's remains:
      (i)
cremated - cremate either at Wo Hop Shek Crematorium or Cheung Chau Crematorium to pay the fees for the Exhumation Permit as well as for cremation;
     
(ii)
buried in FEHD's urn grave -- pay the fees for the Exhumation Permit and for allocation of an urn grave (this service is not available in the Happy Valley Office);
     
(iii)
relocated to other private cemetery - produce the original and copy of the letter permitting the burial issued by the cemetery where the exhumed remains are to be buried and pay the fee for the Exhumation Permit;
     
(iv)
relocated to Mainland China - produce the original and copies of the documents permitting the burial in the deceased's native place issued by the local Chinese authority (name of the deceased must be identical with FEHD's records) and pay the fee for the Exhumation Permit;
     
(v)
exported - produce the originals and copies of the documents permitting the burial issued by the overseas cemetery where the remains are to be buried as well as the documents for the import of exhumed remains (name of the deceased should appear clearly in the documents and be identical with FEHD's records) and pay the fee for the Exhumation Permit;
         
 
(4)
  pay the fees at the shroff office after completing the procedures;
       
 
(5)
 
after payment, collect the relevant documents and receipt from the permit office and arrange with the relevant cemetery for exhumation, relocation or cremation of the deceased.
 
   
 
   

 

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