You will need to register the death with the local registrar in the district in which the death occurred. An appointment to do this will be required and you will find the telephone numbers of the local registrars on our Where to Register page. If you are unsure as to who to contact then please contact us and we will point you in the right direction.
It would be helpful to take the following information with you when you Register a death:
- The Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death
- Full Name & Surname
- Date and Place of Birth
- Occupation of the Deceased
- Usual Permanent Address
- Name, Date of Birth & Occupation of Surviving Spouse
- Date & Place of Death
The Registrar will give you:
• The Green Certificate (for burial or cremation) – this form must be given to us in order for us to proceed with the funeral arrangements.
• The Death Certificate – This is the official copy of the death certificate, and will be required by insurance companies and banks etc. Please make sure you ask for sufficient copies. There will be a small fee incurred to obtain this.
Should the death be referred to the Coroner, as may be the case with an unexpected or unexplained death, the process for the Registration of death will be different, we will offer appropriate advice and support under those circumstances.