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Dead Bodies suitable for cremation
Crematoria service can be adopted if any one of the following requirements is fulfilled:

  1. A Medical Certificate (Cremation) for the deceased has been issued by the related medical practitioner; or
  2. the Coroner has ascertained the cause of death of the deceased and an Cremation Order has been issued.

Family members or friends of the deceased should register and perform related procedures at the Joint Office set up by the Deaths Registry of the Immigration Department, Port Health Office of the Department of Health and Cremation Booking Office of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD).

Joint Office set up by the Immigration Department, Department of Health and Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

  1. Hong Kong Office: 18/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wanchai; telephone number: 2961 8842
  2. Kowloon Office: 1/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon; telephone number:2150 7502

Office hours:
Monday to Friday:9:15 AM to 12:30 PM, 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Saturday:9:15 AM to 12:30 PM
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)

If the deceased will be cremated, the applicant should obtain a “Cremation Permit” from the Department of Health and book a cremation session at a crematorium from FEHD in the joint office.  The applicant can book a cremation session within the next 15 days from the day the application is made. Bookings of cremation sessions of the crematoria are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.  There are six crematoria operated by FEHD.  For the opening hours and telephone numbers of the crematoria, please click here. Public can also check the booking status of cremation sessions online, for details, please click here.

The application procedures for cremation of dead bodies and booking for the date and time of cremation are the same.  Please refer to the following for details.

Application procedures

Form

Application for Private Cremation Form FEHB135
 

Documents required

Originals and copies of the following documents:
1. Cremation Order (Issued by the Coroner) or Cremation Permit (issued by the Department of Health);and
2. Declaration of Relationship with the Deceased (if applicable).
 

Submission method 

The applicant should apply in person at the Cremation Booking Office of FEHD under the Joint Office.
 

Fees
Adult (12 years old or above) $1,220;Child (under 12 years old) $650


Handling of Ashes
FEHD will issue a “Permit to Take Away Cremated Ashes” to the applicant after cremation.  The applicant can consider to use the following ways of disposal of cremated ashes provided by FEHD:

  1. Scattering the cremated ashes at designated waters, for details, please click here
  2. Scattering the cremated ashes in a garden of remembrance managed by FEHD, for details, please click here;or
  3. Depositing the cremated ashes at a columbarium managed by FEHD, for details, please click here.
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Last update: 4 Sep 2019
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