Documents Required for Scheduling a Funeral Service

Effective January 1, 2012, Arlington National Cemetery requires a copy of the death certificate for all interments/inurnments. Additionally, Arlington National Cemetery requires a certificate of cremation before accepting cremated remains for interment/inurnment.

Agents of the licensed funeral service providers are required to sign a "Transfer of Custody" document when delivering casketed and cremated remains to Arlington National Cemetery. Primary Next of Kin is required to sign "Transfer of Custody" document when hand carrying cremated remains to Arlington National Cemetery.

Required documents must be received by Arlington National Cemetery before services will be completed.

Families will be required to validate that that an urn contains 100 percent of the decedent's remains received from the crematorium or funeral home before Arlington National Cemetery conducts the burial service.