Expat Prepaid Funeral Plans in Portugal

A loved one’s death brings enormous emotional strain to any family and making funeral arrangements exacerbates this stress. Handling the challenge of organising a funeral is difficult enough in normal circumstances, but going through this while abroad is an even greater burden.

Golden Leaves International aims to support grieving families during these tumultuous times. We have been a leading provider of pre-paid funeral plans for over 30 years and during this time we have supported families and helped tens of thousands of UK expats in Portugal plan ahead with a pre-paid funeral plan.

A prepaid funeral plan with Golden Leaves enables you to plan, design, and pay for your funeral in advance and give your family peace of mind that your funeral is already taken care of. You can take comfort in 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.

Pre-planning and pre-paying for your funeral plan with Golden Leaves ensures that your preferences are closely followed and respected, and the funeral fees stipulated in your plan are guaranteed to be paid at today’s prices, no matter how prices rise in the future.

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Additional Services for Expats in Portugal

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Relocating to Portugal often brings more expense than anticipated so it’s vital you have your money matters sorted out, from pensions and taxation to currency & foreign exchange.

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Legal & Wills

Planning for the unexpected and making a will is never easy. Where do you start? Who can you speak to? Golden Leaves has partners who can help you out with important decisions like this.

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What our customers think…

If you are an expat family in need of prepaid funeral services in Portugal, please call us on +44 208 684 34 64 for free advice and a competitive quote from our local experts.

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, Cyprus, Malta or Gibraltar, 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.

Golden Leaves is the only funeral pre-planning company to voluntarily apply exactly the same strict regulatory restrictions to its operations in Europe as it does to all of its activities in the UK. This includes a strict code of conduct covering the advertising, selling, and administration of your plan, and the way we protect your funds. This ensures that both your funeral plan and your funds remain secure.

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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 FREE on 0800 85 44 48 (UK) 8000 98 309 (SPAIN) or +44 208 684 34 64 if calling from anywhere else outside the UK

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