This is used in cases of very serious life threatening illness (i.e. where death may occur within 48 hours) and under such circumstances travel would be arranged by the fastest possible means.
- The name and address of the sick or deceased relative and their relationship to you or your spouse.
- The gravity of the illness and the expectation of life, if appropriate.
- The name, address and telephone number of the doctor attending the case, or, if appropriate, the address and telephone number of the hospital in which the patient is receiving or received treatment.
- Details of other relatives available.
The British Embassy may contact the Employee Wellbeing Service for assistance in confirming the information about your relative before making your travel arrangements through the DSCOM.
In all cases, the cost of compassionate travel is borne by the employee’s organisation.