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Registering a Death

The Doctor who attended the deceased will produce a Medical Certificate of the cause of death.

This must be presented to the Registrar along with, if possible the deceased Birth Certificate, Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate and NHS medical card. Registration should be done within 5 working days.

The Registrar will ask certain questions. Full name of deceased at time of death, and any previously used names including maiden surname, date and place of birth, which country if born abroad, details of spouse or civil partner and if deceased was in receipt of State Benefit.

If there is no involvement of Coroners Office then a Certificate of Burial or Cremation will be issued, this must be given to the Funeral Director, the Registrar will also offer the service called "tell us once" this service notification of death to all government agencies needing to be informed of a death, for example DVLA, DWP, Passport Agency, Inland Revenue etc., Copies are available of the Death Certificate at a nominal charge and are needed by Banks, Solicitors etc to deal with the estate of the deceased.

Further Information

Services

We will discuss arrangements for the cortege, flowers or donations, newspaper announcements etc

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Coroners Office

The Coroners Office may be involved if the death occurred at home and the deceased had not seen their Doctor for two weeks.

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Wills & Probate

Probate is the process that appoints someone to deal with the estate of the deceased.

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