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How to Register a Death

Who can Register

  • Close relative of the person who has passed away

  • Relative in attendance during last illness

  • A relative living in the district where death occurred

  • A person present at death

Documents required

  1. ​Medical Certificate of Death

  2. Medical card if available

  3. Birth Certificate & information regarding date of birth

Information required to Register

  1. Date and place of death

  2. Full name of the person who has passed away (maiden name if applicable)

  3. Date and place of birth

  4. Occupation and home address

  5. If married, full name and occupation of surviving spouse.


Certificates for the funeral director

Social security Certificate to be handed in at the DWP

Offices with any pension books

Copies of Entry of Death for bank, insurance and solicitors

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