About Funeral Plans

Funeral Plans for expatriates living in Spain, Portugal or Cyprus

Planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show that you care about your family. You can choose the funeral you want and your family are spared the emotional and financial burden of organising everything when they can least cope.

If you’re an expatriate living in Spain, Portugal or Cyprus, funeral planning isn’t just a kind and caring thing to do, it’s essential.

The benefits

Making sure your loved ones can cope

There are often very important differences between a funeral in the UK and overseas one. For example, in Spain the funeral normally takes place within 48 hours of your death. You can imagine the pressure this can put on grieving relatives who may have no idea who to call, how to register a death, and may have to travel long distances to be there.

No language barrier

And of course, on top of all that, the language difference can be a serious barrier in itself. If your family or friends are not fluent speakers of the language, organising your funeral can be really difficult.

No complex red tape

If the language barrier wasn’t enough, you also have to add in a host of complex European regulations and red tape which your family would have to deal with.

One call does it all

One call to our 24 hour emergency international helpline gets everything moving instantly. Our international operators are fluent in a number of European languages (and English!) and will aid you in getting everything organised, removing a huge amount of unwanted and unnecessary stress.

No wonder more and more expats are choosing a Golden Leaves Funeral Plan to make absolutely sure that everything is sorted out and the funds are in place well before they pass away.

Dual country cover

Your Golden Leaves Funeral Plan doesn’t just cover you for your death in your country of residence. If you presently reside in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Malta or Gibraltar, your plan will automatically have a twinned UK set of arrangements set up for you at the time of original purchase at absolutely no additional cost.

If you purchase a Golden Leaves plan in Spain but pass away outside your country of residence, visiting relatives or friends for example in Denmark, your plan covers you there too, if you do not wish to be returned back home.

Obviously depending on where you normally reside, the purchase value of the services can either be utilised to fully pay for services in the country of death, or can be contributed to the total cost, with the remainder required to be paid at the time of need.

What if I want my body to be brought back to the UK?

Most expats choose a plan that assumes their funeral will take place in their country of residence. But if you’d prefer for your body to be repatriated and to have a funeral on your home soil, we have a funeral plan specially designed to facilitate this.

The safest funeral plan in Europe

Golden Leaves is the only funeral pre-planning company to voluntarily apply exactly the same strict regulatory restrictions to its operations in Europe as it does to all of its activities in the UK. This includes a strict code of conduct covering advertising, selling, the administration of your Plan and the way we protect your funds. So your funeral plan is secure and the funds are secure.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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