Most deaths are registered by a relative of the deceased. If the deceased has no relatives or none are available then any of the following can register the death:
To complete the registration you will need to know:
You should register a death within five days, unless it has been referred to the coroner, you will need to:
There is no cost for registering a death. The only cost will be for copies of the death certificates if required.
Once the registration is completed, you will receive:
If the body is to be cremated, the GP or hospital will arrange for a second doctor to sign the cremation certificate.
You’ll be able to buy one or more death certificates at the time of registration. These will be needed by the executor or administrator when sorting out the deceased person's affairs.