Ship-Outs – Transporting Your Loved One Home

While our team at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park has been proudly serving Bay Area families for over 100 years, we also help families who are from other states – and even other countries.

We understand how devastating it is to learn about the loss of a loved one. Planning a funeral or cremation already feels impossible and overwhelming, but even more so if you’re handling the arrangements from across the country or a different part of the world. If San Francisco is not your family’s home, we understand the importance of being able to bring your loved one back to a specific place or area that is meaningful to you.

We are frequently asked to assist with transferring loved ones to another state or country so that their family can hold a service or choose a final resting place elsewhere. We call this type of transportation a “ship-out.” Cypress Lawn offers this type of transportation to all 50 states and most foreign countries.

Our staff is very experienced in navigating all of the regulations and logistics involved in the ship-out process. Our services include filling out the necessary paperwork, booking travel, and handling customs and immigration details. We also prepare your loved one’s casket for travel and will make sure their transportation to and from the airport is handled with professionalism and dignity.

We know language can become a barrier in some situations. That’s why we have a diverse group of staff members, many of whom are native speakers of Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, and more. We strive to make this very complicated process during an already emotionally difficult time as simple as possible for families.

Even if you decide to transfer your loved one to another location, you can still hold a funeral or memorial service at Cypress Lawn. Your options are endless – whether you want to hold a brief memorial service at one of our historic chapels or host more of a traditional funeral.

We know that this is not an easy decision. That’s why our team at Cypress Lawn is here for you any time you need us, whether you’re in a moment of need or if you simply have questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us online at any time or call us at (650) 550-8808.