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What can I do if I need a funerary service?

The best thing to do is to call GRUPO FUNERARIO SANTANA, we will advise you in every moment.

Is the funerary service expensive?

It depends on what the family chooses, since there is a great variety of services that are adapted to the needs of each family

Is the Veiling ceremony obligatory?

No. Nobody is obligated to perform a veiling ceremony. However, the law states that you can only be buried or incinerated after at least 24 hours from the time of death.

Why should I prefer the cremation?

Cremation is simply a matter of preference and choice. There are many reasons why it is opted for: For healthiness, for the economic process, for facilitating the grieving process.

Can it be a funerary service with cremation?

Most of the people who’s gonna be cremated have certain type of funerary or religious service with the body present. This is even recommended by most of psychologists and pain counselors since this is an important part of the dueling process of the family and friends of the deceased one.

Is body embalming necessary?

The purpose of the embalming is to preserve and disinfect the body for a determined time since the law requires to wait from 24 to 36 hours for the body to be exhumed or cremated, this makes it more necessary. 

If I opt for cremation, do I need to buy a coffin?

For velation and transport purposes, Grupo Funerario Santana will facilitate a coffin.

Anybody can be cremated?

If the cause of death is for natural reasons, we can cremate a body if deceased one or the closest family members authorize it directly in the funerary. There’s need to present the death certificate and an ID. If the cause of death is accidental or violent, we will need green light from SEMEFO (Servicio Médico Forense by its acronym in spanish).

Can somebody be cremated immediately after death?

No, the law requieres a time lapse from 24 to 36 hours after the person is dead to effectuate the cremation; in which time we use to make the paperwork and get the necessary authorization.

What are the benefits from cremation?

For some, cremation is preferable for environmental reasons. Burial or burial is a source of certain environmental contaminants. Embalming solutions can contaminate underground water tributaries with mercury, arsenic and formaldehyde. Coffins themselves can also contaminate. Another source of contamination is the presence of radioisotopes found in the corpse due inter alia to radiotherapy. On the other hand many prefer the cremation to be less expensive and more practical in the sense that the remains of the deceased are received in the form of ashes, in a short time and to give him a final destination at will.

What is the cost of cremation?

In general cremation replaces the cemetery and the value of cremation is less than that of a space in a private cemetery. In cases in which the funeral service is not used, the value is lower than that of a service with chapel of velation and coffin.

What to do in case a family member dies at an address?

Debe You should call emergencies or your head doctor to confirm death. The funerary group will later contact the doctor to sign the death certificate.

Who certifies the death?

In any death, there must be a medical death certificate. This can be given by a family doctor or if the death occurs in a hospital, the doctors who attended the deceased.

What is the death certificate for?

In order to certify the death and then to be able to present it, together with the other documents, in the civil registry of the place where the death occurred, proceed with its registration and subsequently can issue the corresponding literary certificates of death necessary for any legal procedure.

How much time after death can a person be buried?

The law gives a minimum period of 24 hours and a maximum of 48 hours for the burial of

What is done with the ashes?

After completion of the cremation process, the ashes are delivered to the family, who will take them to the same city, another city of the country or abroad and may be deposited in a mausoleum, cemetery, vault, Where the deceased wished as a last resort.

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