Law requires that a death must be registered in the district in which it has occurred, by a near relative if possible, within 5 days. However alternative arrangements can be made in certain circumstances for deaths to be registered in other districts.
You must make an appointment to see the registrar and you should contact them directly for this purpose and to confirm their opening times.
We will be pleased to make this appointment and arrange transport to the registry office should this be required.
The doctor who has attended the deceased during his or her last illness will issue a certificate stating the cause of death. This must be delivered to the registrar with, if possible, the deceased’s medical card and birth certificate.
The registrar will require the following information:
· Date and place of birth and death
· Full name and address
· Marital status
· If male, his last occupation
· If female, her maiden name and occupation
· If married at the date of death, the date of birth of spouse
The registrar will issue the following documents:
Copies of the death certificate which will be needed for legal purposes such as probate, life insurance, banks etc…(Fee to pay)
A white certificate of registration, with reference to the D.S.S. benefits and pension.
A green certificate, which must be delivered to the funeral director as soon as possible.
H.M. Coroner Non-inquest Cases
The death is reported to the coroner when it is not possible for a doctor to state the cause of death or issue a certificate. Following a post mortem examination the cause of death is due to natural causes, the coroner’s office will issue a certificate and inform the relatives when they can attend the registrars.