Burial on the other hand is dependent on whether a grave is available. New graves in cemeteries run by local authorities usually incur additional charges if the deceased does not qualify as being a current resident. If an existing grave is required to be opened*, it is essential that there is sufficient depth for a further interment to take place and that permission from the current grave owner is obtained, if applicable. Although burial might be a more expensive option when compared to cremation, it does provide a permanent place for those to visit and remember the loved one who has passed. For this reason, if a new grave is required, we recommend that a visit is made to the cemetery before any firm arrangements are made to be sure that the proposed position of the grave is satisfactory, or to select the grave, if this is possible.