We operate internationally
Caritas Funeral Service with its division Toolon Formin SOS Service is an international funeral director committed to providing unique service around the World looking after the deceased and their families with the utmost expertise, dignity and respect. We are committed to be the shoulder that everyone can rely on in their time of need.
We realise that arranging a funeral or repatriation can be particularly traumatic, given that in addition to the grief of losing a loved one there is also the concern of having to arrange travel to another country with the associated complication of the necessary documentation and permits.
Our staff are fully familiar with these procedures and will guide you seamlessly through the process in order to ensure that both the ceremonies in Finland and the repatriation goes as smoothly as possible.
All groups of people – Arrangements in Finland
With an intense experience in the traditions of the Finnish funeral culture Caritas provides the needed service when organizing either ground burial or cremation. These are available for all religions and denominations. Caritas is the trusted organizer for WWII Veteran and Military Funerals in Finland. In our catalogues you will find a variety of coffins and urns. We provide transportation and funeral notices and assist you in determining the time, place and type of ceremonies including the chaplain or speaker. We prepare all the documentation and contact the offices and authorities needed.
Our florists arrange the decorations according to order. By request we provide a list of singers, organists and music players to choose for the Ceremony and the Memorial Event following. Chefs of the Caritas Catering create an appreciated variety of catering service for the Memorial Event.
Our skilled professionals provide all masonic work and take care of the design and assembly of the new head stones with needed documentation for the cemeteries.
Regulatory matters – Repatriations from Finland
One of the important responsibilities for funeral directors is to ensure that the deceased are transported safely to the place of burial or cremation. Where long distances are involved, the arrangements are often complex and, over the years, specialist organisations have emerged to deal with the certification, legal formalities and practical issues involved.
These issues involve not only the removal of the deceased from anywhere in Finland and the embalming and preparation of the sealing of the coffin or urn and transportation to airport but also the preparation and translation of the documentation, liaison with either or both the Embassy or Consulate in question, Finnish Foreign Office and notary public as well as with police authorities and the receiving Funeral Directors overseas.
We are located in the City of Helsinki near more than 60 foreign Embassies and Consulates presently represented in Finland. Our company is the first of two Finnish Funeral Services accepted as an affiliate member of FIAT-IFTA the World Organization of Funeral Operatives. It is the only internationally governed Funeral Federation with members in more than 80 countries and is the unique international partner in the world of funeral services with an NGO-Roster consultative status with UN-ECOSOC.
Formin SOS Service is able to provide full repatriation services from anywhere in Finland to anywhere in the World.
For international clients
Our operating languages are: English and Finnish and by request we provide services also in Swedish, German and Russian.
In regular basis please contact us with using contact form.
For emergencies only dial +358 44 2437 083.