Deaths not being reported on time: India Consulate

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 14 September 2020: The Consulate General of India (CGI) yesterday urged the community to report the deaths of Indian nationals to the consulate within the prescribed time.

“It has come to the notice of the consulate that in some cases, the deaths of Indian nationals in Dubai and Northern Emirates are not reported to the consulate on time, due to which there has been delays in claiming the mortal remains from various mortuaries. It is re-iterated that the mortal remains must be claimed expeditiously and their burial/cremation or repatriation completed at the earliest,” CGI said.

“Normally, the information of the death first comes to employers, sponsors or family and friends of the deceased. Any delay in completing the local formalities by the employees/sponsors causes additional burden on mortuaries and government facilities, especially during the current pandemic situation,” it pointed out.

The consulate would like to appeal to all employers and sponsors to report death of any Indian national under their sponsorship immediately on our Emergency Helpline No. +971-507347676 or on the email id deathregistration.dubai@mea.gov.in.

It urged them take urgent steps to complete death-related formalities for performing last rites locally or in India as per family’s authorization.

“We also request family or friends of the deceased to inform the consulate about the same and provide their authorization quickly. These steps are necessary to ensure dignified end to a departed soul,” said the CGI.

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