Royal Mail Policy on sending Ashes in the post
You cannot send the whole amount of cremated human remains / cremation ashes in the post. You can however send up to 50g of ashes.
The Post Office prohibits the full amount being sent either: nationally via Royal Mail and Parcelforce and internationally through Parcelforce Worldwide UK, which includes mail services: First Class, Second Class and Special Delivery
The consequence is that Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to items, not that you will fined for sending them.
This is what they say:
- UK & International – Allowed in the mail, see restrictions and packaging guidelines below:
- Volume per item must not exceed 50g.
- Ashes must be placed in a sift-proof container and securely closed. Items must be tightly packed in strong outer packaging and must be secured or cushioned to prevent any damage.
- The sender’s name and return address must be clearly visible on the outer packaging.
Here is the link to Prohibited Goods on the Post Office Website – What can I send?
We can arrange the transport of ashes both nationally and internationally – transporting cremation ashes