Mum taking out the Golden Leaves plan totally took away the stress of having to organise everything.

Prepaid Funeral Plans for Expats living in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands & Canary Islands

Pre-planning your funeral is a thoughtful and responsible way to show you care about your family

Funerals are no easy task. There are numerous considerations to factor in, including logistics, food and drink, casket purchase and burial grounds. A loved one’s death brings immense emotional strain to any family, and the question of financing and arrangements only exacerbates the stress.

Handling all of these challenges is difficult enough in one’s normal circumstances, but having to go through it while abroad is an enormous burden.

Golden Leaves Funeral Plans aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. Since our inception in 1984, we have partnered with a widespread network of funeral directors across the UK and Europe.

Our international division offers expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. Purchasing a funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design and pay for your funeral services in advance.

As one of the leading providers of expat prepaid funeral plans in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands, we make sure to adequately support your family in the time of greatest need.

Pre-planning and pre-paying at today’s prices ensures that your preferences are closely followed and respected. If you chose a cremation the cost of your your funeral is guaranteed to be paid no matter how prices rise in the future. If you chose a burial your plan covers the cost of your funeral and also includes a contribution towards the cost of a burial plot.

Most importantly, you can take comfort knowing that your family is spared the emotional and financial burden of organising and financing your funeral in the time when they are least able to cope.

Golden Leaves International has been a leading provider of pre-paid funeral plans for over 35 years, and we know that considering your funeral and purchasing a prepaid plan can be an uncomfortable thing to do.

Since 1984, we’ve helped tens of thousands of customers from both the UK and overseas to plan ahead and purchase a funeral plan with Golden Leaves. By erasing concerns about the arrangement and costs of your funeral, preplanning your funeral can deliver peace of mind for you and your family.

If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus, Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands, give us a call and we will assist you to the best of our abilities.

Expat Prepaid Funeral Plans in Spain

Expat Prepaid Funeral Plans in Portugal

Expat Prepaid Funeral Plans in Cyprus

There are often very important differences between a funeral in the UK and an overseas one. Usually, the speed of the funeral process Internationally, is dramatically swifter than the one we are accustomed to back in the United Kingdom. For example, in Spain the funeral normally takes place within 48 hours of your death. Pre-planning will relieve some of the pressure that is laid on the shoulders of grieving relatives who may have no idea who to call, how to register a death, and may have to travel long distances to be there.

In addition, language barriers can make organising a funeral quite difficult if your friends or family are not fluent speakers of the language. By pre-planning, you can lift the barrier of language differences when organising an overseas funeral.

You must also take into account a host of complex European regulations which further complicate the organisation of an overseas funeral. If you select a plan with Golden Leaves, we will assist you during this  process for you, so that your family are not left isolated when the time comes.

One call to our 24-hour emergency international helpline begins the course of action instantly. Our international operators are fluent in a number of European languages (including English) and will pass you through to our 24 hour Bereavement Manager, who will be your point of contact and telephony based help, throughout the process. The assistance Golden Leaves deliver throughout the process will help to remove a huge amount of unnecessary stress from your loved ones.


Your Golden Leaves Funeral Plan doesn’t just cover you for your death in your country of residence. If you currently reside in Spain, Portugal, or Cyprus, your plan will automatically have a twinned UK set of arrangements (providing you have a UK residential address) set up for you at the time of original purchase. As funerals in the United Kingdom and Internationally are fundamentally different, there may or may not be additional sums to pay.

Depending on where you normally reside, the purchase value of the services can either be utilised to fully pay for services in the country of death, or can be contributed to the total cost, with the remainder required to be paid at the time of need.

Most expats choose a plan that assumes their funeral will take place in their country of residence. However, if you’d prefer for your body to be repatriated and to have a funeral on your home soil, we have a funeral plan specially designed to facilitate this.

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If you would like more detailed information about all of your options, use the contact form on this page. Alternatively, phone us on the following numbers:

Call us on FREE 0800 85 44 48 (UK), 8000 98 309 (SPAIN), 800 814 567 (PORTUGAL), 8007 7376 (CYPRUS), or +44 208 684 34 64 if calling from anywhere else outside the UK

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