After-death arrangements


Burial is generally the most expensive after-death option in Hong Kong. The remains must be exhumed (i.e. the skeleton removed from the grave) six years after burial in a public cemetery.

On the day of burial, the cemetery office requires the “Certificate of Registration of Death”, the “Burial Permit” and payment of the relevant fee(s).A list of charges for cemeteries and crematoria services can be found on the FEHD website.

There are four public cemeteries managed by the FEHD, and a number of private cemeteries operated by religious or other organisations.