Police Chief opens humanitarian services office to facilitate repatriation of the deceased abroad
The Director General of Public Security HE Staff Maj. Gen. Saad bin Jassim Al-Khulaifi opened the Humanitarian Services Office that offers simplified procedures for the repatriation of the deceased abroad or their burial inside the country.
The new unified service office is located behind Hamad hospital mortuary, close to HR Department of the HMC and Retaj hotel. Now the relatives of the deceased can complete the procedures within hours under a single roof and the office works seven days a week from 7am- 9pm. Also, all the administrative fees for different certificates and papers for repatriation of the dead bodies or buries in Qatar have been cancelled.
All citizens and expatriate communities residing in Qatar and the citizens of GCC countries will be benefitting from this office after following the customary procedures.
The procedures start from the counter of Hamad Medical Corporation by issuing death certificate and feeding the data of the deceased. Then the counter of the Ministry of Public Health verifies the data of the deceased and issues necessary certificates for completing the procedures of various departments under the Ministry of Interior. The counter of the Qatar Airways issues the cargo policy for repatriation of the dead body and the tickets for the passengers accompanying the bodies.
Then, the Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates between the Office and embassies for the issuance of No Objection Certificate from the Embassy in order to repatriate the body outside the country as soon as possible.