Documents and Information Required To Register a Death

Gather all the documents and information required by the registrar as set out below, this will help make the registration process much easier for you, please feel free to contact us for any further advice on registering a death.


  • The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
  • Medical card of the deceased if available, or the National Health Service number if known
  • Birth Certificate if Available
  • Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate if Available


  • The full name and surname of the deceased
  • Usual address of the deceased
  • The date and place of death
  • The date and place of birth of the deceased
  • Occupation of the deceased
  • Marital Status
  • Date & Birth of any surviving partner
  • Whether or not the deceased was in receipt of any pension or allowance from public funds.


If the deceased was a married Female then the following information is also required;

  • The deceased’s Maiden Name
  • Her Husband’s or Civil Partner’s Full Name
  • Her Husband’s or Civil Partner’s last Occupation even if deceased

The Informant/Person Registering the Death must also give the Registrar the following information;

  • Name & Surname
  • Qualification/Relationship to the Deceased
  • Usual Address

The Registrar will then issue;

  • The Registrars certificate for burial or cremation – this is a Green form that must be handed to the Funeral Director
  • A certificate of registration or notification of death – this is a white form to organise payments of pensions/allowances/benefits from the department for work and pensions
  • Certified copies of the entry into the register are obtainable from the registrar on payment of the prescribed fee.

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