Please note ~ before you can register a death you must ensure that you have the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. Unless a Coroner is involved this should be issued by the GP's surgery or doctors at the hospital or nursing home.
Who can register a death?
Any of the following people can register the death:
A relative or civil partner of the deceased
A person present at the death
The person responsible for the settling of the estate of the deceased
Under normal circumstances registration should take place within five days of the death.
Where should I register the death?
The death should be registered in the borough that the person died. Although a death can be registered elsewhere this may result in further delays. You must make an appointment to register a death.
What documentation will the registrar require?
Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
Medical card of the deceased (if available)
What information will I be asked for?
The date and place of death
The full name and surname (and the maiden name if the deceased was a woman who had married)
The date and place of birth
Occupation (and if the deceased was a married woman or a widow the name and occupation of her husband)
The usual address
Whether the deceased was in receipt of a state pension or allowance
If the deceased was married, the date of birth of the surviving widow or widower
Name and surname of the person registering the death, reason for registering and their usual address
What will I be given once I have registered?
The Certificate for Burial or Cremation (green) - this is the form you should hand to the funeral arranger at A & A Walters.
A Certificate of Registration or Notification of Death. This certificate is needed in order to claim benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions.
Copies of entry in the register - these are usually required for legal purposes and can be obtained on payment of a fee to the registrar.