Postal Clerk Info
Cremated Remains

Cremated Remains

• May be sent domestically and, if permitted by the destination country, internationally

• Must be shipped domestically using Priority Mail Express, and, if the country permits, Priority Mail Express International

• Should be marked “cremated remains” (Label 139 preferred) on the address side

• Requires inner and outer containers
 Domestic: The inner container must be strong and durable enough to protect and securely contain the contents inside. It must be properly sealed so that it is siftproof

 International: A funeral urn is required as the inner container. It must be sealed and siftproof.

 Both domestic and international shipping: The outer container must be strong, durable, and siftproof. The inner container must be inserted into the shipping box and padding material added to the bottom, sides, and top sufficient to prevent movement.