REGISTRATION OF DEATHA near relative or the person making the funeral arrangements will be required to register the death. You will obtain the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) from the doctor's surgery (or from the hospital if the person died in hospital). You will then need to make an appointment to see the registrar for the district in which the death occured, taking the Medical Certificate with you as detailed below.
For registration appointments outside of these areas please contact us for further details.
When you call to make an appointment or apply online you will be given advice about the information and documentation required to register a death including an additional service called ‘Tell us once’.
INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE REGISTRAR
- Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD)
- Full name of the person who has died
- Last address
- Date and place of birth
- Date and place of death
- Occupation (in the case of a woman who is married or widowed the name and occupation of her husband or deceased husband)
- Any names previously used eg. Maiden name
- Full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving spouse or civil partner
- NHS number of the person who has died (take medical card if available)
- National Insurance Number of the person who has died and whether the deceased was in receipt of a State Pension or other benefits from public funds
- Passport and Driving Licence (‘Tell us once’ service only)
On receipt of all the above information the Registrar will issue you with a certificate for burial or cremation. This green form should be delivered to our offices as soon as possible.
You will be able to purchase certified copies of the entry into the register, which you will need for administrating the estate eg. probate, insurances, investments etc. The number required depends on the complexity of the estate.