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 Private Cemetery)

After completing the application procedures for the exhumation of the deceased at the office of the cemetery concerned, the applicant shall bring with him the originals and copies of the approval documents to apply in person at the Cemeteries and Crematoria Office of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) in Hung Hom or Happy Valley. The procedures are as follows:

  1. 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 above office;
  2. if the applicant wishes to have the deceased's remains:
    1. cremated -cremate either at Wo Hop Shek Crematorium or Cheung Chau Crematorium for cremation and to pay the fees for the Exhumation Permit as well as for cremation;
    2. buried in FEHD's urn grave -- pay the fees for the Exhumation Permit and for the allocation of an urn grave (this service is only available in the Hung Hom Office);
    3. 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;
    4. relocated to Mainland China - produce the originals 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 the permission letter from the relevant cemetery) and pay the fee for the Exhumation Permit;
    5. 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 that in the permission letter from the relevant cemetery) and pay the fee for the Exhumation Permit;
  3. pay the fees at the shroff office after completing the procedures;
  4. 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.