The Indian Consulate in Dubai has urged employers and families to report deaths immediately in order to avoid delays in claiming the mortal remains of Indians who die in Dubai and Northern Emirates.
The mission released a press release on Sunday, stating: “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 have been delays in claiming the mortal remains from various mortuaries.”
"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 added.
The consulate had issued a similar advisory in June this year, and is appealing to all employers and sponsors to report the death of any Indian national under their sponsorship on the following emergency number +971 (0)50 7347676 or on the email id firstname.lastname@example.org
"We also request family or friends of the deceased to inform the consulate about the same and provide their authorisation quickly. These steps are necessary to ensure a dignified end to a departed soul," the mission added.