Granting the expenses for the transfer of a deceased (remains) refugee

  • Competent Entity: SOCIAL WELFARE DIRECTORATE [PREFECTURAL GOVERNMENTS]
  • Involved Entities: REGISTRY OFFICES [MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMUNITIES]
  • Processing Time: From the day of recognition decision (about 10 days).
  • Cost: Zero
  • Web page: http://www.ermis.gov.gr

Description

Procedure, prerequisites and required supporting documents for granting of the expenses for the transfer of a deceased (remains) refugee.

Conditions

The expenses are granted for the transfer of a deceased (remains) by rail or air for the refugees (Greeks) from the countries of Eastern Europe that had taken refuge to foreign countries, as a consequence of the Civil War that started.

Procedure

Citizens visit the Social Welfare Department of the respective Prefecture Local Government to apply for the granting of the expenses for the transfer of a deceased (remains) refugee, presenting the required documentation.

  1. The Competent Employee of Social Welfare Department of the respective Prefecture Local Government provides the citizen with an application to fill.
  2. The Citizen fills in the Application and hands it to the Competent Employee of Social Welfare Department of the respective Prefecture Local Government together with the required supporting documents.
  3. The Competent Employee of Social Welfare Department of the respective Prefecture Local Government checks the information given by the citizen in the application, as well as the adequacy of the supporting documents he has presented. If during the audit of the supporting documents it is found that something is missing or is incomplete, he notifies the citizen and completes the case.
  4. The Competent Employee of Social Welfare Department of the respective Prefecture Local Government issues a decision on the recognition of the right to be granted the expenses for the transfer of a deceased (remains) refugee.
  5. The Competent Employee of Social Welfare Department of the respective Prefecture Local Government approves the granting of the expenses for the transfer of a deceased (remains) refugee.

Citizens collect the amount provided for covering the expenses for the transfer of a deceased (remains) refugee.

General Documents

  •  Application for granting the expenses for the transfer of a deceased (remains) refugee
    •  Certificate of the Competent Authority to approve the transfer of the deceased in Greece from a country of Eastern Europe
      The same certificate must be specified that the deceased had taken refuge due to the events of civil war or was born by parents that took refuge there for the aforementioned reason.
      •  Death certificate
        •  Invoice of the Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE) or of the Olympic Airways
          In case there is no connection with the country of origin of the deceased, an invoice of the foreign Airways Company together with a certificate of the Olympic Airways, that there is no service to the country from which the deceased is transferred (The invoice must show the amount of expense and that the applicant has paid the transfer expenses of the household stuff from abroad).
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