Registering The Death
Usually the death is registered at the registrar’s office in the sub district where death occurred. If you need assistance in making the appointment or visiting the registrar, please ask for advice. The death is normally registered by the Next of Kin.
You will normally need to take the following documentation with you:
- Medical Certificate of cause of death
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
- Medical Card
- The deceased’s National Insurance Number
The registrar will need to be informed of the following information:
- Date and place of death
- The deceased’s last address
- The deceased’s FULL name
- The deceased’s place and date of birth
- The deceased’s occupation
- If the deceased was in receipt of a state pension or allowance from public funds.
The registrar will give you a certificate for burial or cremation, known as ‘the green’, which you will need to give to the Funeral Director, unless the coroner is involved. You will need to purchase additional copies of the death certificate. They will be needed for banks, insurances purposes, probate, private pension schemes etc.