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Registering A Death

Advice on registering a death.

When someone passes away the doctor / G.P issues a medical certificate confirming the circumstances of a death when expected or explainable (however this does not apply to deaths that occur suddenly or unexpectedly as the HM Coroner bypasses this requirement). This certificate is usually made available to families to collect from either the doctors surgery, hospital office or hospice reception.

The certificate needs to be presented by appointment at the Registrar’s office in the district in which the death occurred (not necessarily the district in which the deceased lived). Once the registration takes place, you will be furnished with copies of the ‘death certificate’ and importantly a green form which we will need for the administration of the funeral.

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