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Hopefully I have a ways to go, but in the event of my passing in Thailand, what steps does the Thai Mrs. have to take to have my body cremated in Thailand and obtain a death certificate to be translated and certified for use in obtaining my superannuation funds in Australia? If I do not have a formal will, can she have my body cremated here? I do not want my body sent back to Oz.

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There are two "authorities" that should be notified ASAP,: first is the police, second is the Embassy or Consul appropriate to the National concerned. The embassy will give advice on procedure from their point of view.

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As far as I know, natural causes have nothing to do with it. If a Farang dies outside a hospital, their body is automatically sent to the police hospital in Bangkok for an autopsy. That occurred with two of my friends who passed on.

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All of the above are valid recommendations. There is a "probate' in Thailand. The OP really should pay for a will. Maybe consider a medical directive. Save so much hassle for his loved ones. Probate is not fast in Thailand, nor is is fast in other countries. There may be important information in English on respective Embassy websites to help you understand the procedure. The fun of autos registered in a province a far distance from from the widow, how fussy those banks can be, and the joy of collecting survivors benefits or stopping social security payments. 

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I think might get cremated locally ~ ashes scattered in the Mekong.Also maybe half of them on Ilkley Moor (if they can stick me in the post, that is) 🙂

Expatriation of a body can cost an arm and a leg (pardon the pun)

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Just now, KC 71 said:

I think might get cremated locally ~ ashes scattered in the Mekong.Also maybe half of them on Ilkley Moor (if they can stick me in the post, that is) 🙂

Expatriation of a body can cost an arm and a leg (pardon the pun)

Repatriation sorry

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4 hours ago, KC 71 said:

I think might get cremated locally ~ ashes scattered in the Mekong.Also maybe half of them on Ilkley Moor (if they can stick me in the post, that is) 🙂

Expatriation of a body can cost an arm and a leg (pardon the pun)

Is there a legal requirement to cremate the body? or can it just be tossed into the hospital trash bin er I mean donated to medical science......

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8 hours ago, hotchilli said:

It doesn't matter how much we're worth, we all peg-it one day.

Granted. Point being, others have had that day brought forward somewhat when certain unscrupulous individuals have worked out that moneys can be sought on one's demise.

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8 hours ago, KC 71 said:

I think might get cremated locally ~ ashes scattered in the Mekong.Also maybe half of them on Ilkley Moor (if they can stick me in the post, that is) 🙂

Expatriation of a body can cost an arm and a leg (pardon the pun)


with or without “tat”?

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15 hours ago, toolpush said:

As far as I know, natural causes have nothing to do with it. If a Farang dies outside a hospital, their body is automatically sent to the police hospital in Bangkok for an autopsy. That occurred with two of my friends who passed on.

 

An old farang neighbour died on the beach last year - body went from beach to hospital, and then onto a temple the next day.  No trip to Bangkok.

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May I also suggest that you contact your Australian super fund to find out what their requirements are if you pass away OS.  I contacted my fund a few years ago and found that my super fund provides benefits (pension or lump sum) deposited electronically into an Australian-based bank account - no they cannot send monthly cheques overseas, no they cannot transfer funds to an overseas bank, it has to be an Australian-based bank.  Thus, my now ex partner, would have had to travel to Australia and opened a bank account in Australia to receive any benefits.

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On ‎3‎/‎1‎/‎2021 at 4:11 PM, LarryLEB said:

In Thailand, the phrase "reputable lawyer" can be something of an oxymoron.

Somebody wants a defamation lawsuit.

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On 3/2/2021 at 8:54 AM, JimHuaHin said:

May I also suggest that you contact your Australian super fund to find out what their requirements are if you pass away OS.  I contacted my fund a few years ago and found that my super fund provides benefits (pension or lump sum) deposited electronically into an Australian-based bank account - no they cannot send monthly cheques overseas, no they cannot transfer funds to an overseas bank, it has to be an Australian-based bank.  Thus, my now ex partner, would have had to travel to Australia and opened a bank account in Australia to receive any benefits.

 

Good point. I assume my sister's Australian bank account would be sufficient given she is the beneficiary. She will then send to my Mrs in Thailand as per my wishes.

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