An official website of the United States government

Disposition of Remains Report
March 28, 2020

The U.S. Embassy can assist family and friends in the event of the death of an American Citizen in Zimbabwe.  It is critical that families contract a funeral home to help them carry out their funeral arrangements.  These are the funeral home options in Harare, all of which have offices in various cities in Zimbabwe.

Nyaradzo Funeral Assurance Company and Coffin Shop

151 Mbuya Nehanda Street


Tel: +263-4-250413, +263-4-253045, +263-4-253141.


Doves-Morgans Funeral Services

Olywn Crocker House, 157 Harare Street

Phone: +263-4-772571


Nuffield Funeral Home

19 Kay Gardens, Avondale, Harare.

Phone: +263-4-733434/ 798380/ 0733778267


The next of kin or family/friends must pay all costs of the funeral home, shipment of remains or personal effects and carry out the funeral arrangements with the assistance from the funeral home they contract. The following information is provided to assist families with their initial decisions following the death of a loved one.  The indicated costs are estimates.  The funeral home will be able to give families exact costs based on their actual circumstances.

Maximum Period before Burial

There is no maximum period that is set before burial can be undertaken. Funeral homes can keep bodies in their mortuaries for a reasonably long period of time.  There is however, a daily storage fee of approximately US$20 per day.


The approximate cost for cremation services is US$2700.

Repatriation of Remains

The approximate service fees for exporting human remains is US$3600 to US$4000 exclusive of the airline charges.