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Human remains

Bringing human remains into New Zealand.


If you're bringing human remains into the country, please email service.delivery@customs.govt.nz scanned copies of your documentation and note "Urgent - Human remains" in the subject line.

If you require urgent after hours assistance or clearance, email your request to: ITOCTradeTargeting@customs.govt.nz.

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