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Registering A Death
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Registering a death

In England a relative must register the death and is required to present the following details to the Registrar of Births, Death and Marriages:

  • The Medical Cause of Death Certificate issued by a GP or hospital
  • Full name and address of the deceased (and maiden name if applicable)
  • Date and place of birth of the deceased
  • Occupation and occupation of spouse if married at the time of death (previous occupation if retired)
  • State pensions and benefits received by the deceased at the time of death
  • The name and date of birth of any surviving widow or widower

Most of these details can be found in the NHS Medical Card and/or Passport belonging to the deceased. If you have these documents it is a good idea to take them with you to the Registrar's office.

The Registrar of Births, Death and Marriages will issue:

  • A Green certificate, which authorises burial or cremation. This certificate should be given to your Funeral Director as soon as possible. If a coroner issues the Medical Cause of Death then the Registrar will not issue this certificate.
  • One White Death Certificate which is for Department of Social Security purposes.
  • The Death Certificate for other legal and administration purposes will be issued. You may obtain as many copies as you need for a small fee.

Chandu Tailor and Son would be happy to provide help and advice in any way we can. Please contact us for more information.

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