The doctor must have issued the medical certificate of cause of death to the Register Office before the appointment to register the death.
If the death has been referred to the coroner, you will be informed when you can make an appointment to register.
If you have already collected the medical certificate of cause of death from the doctor, you will need to deliver the certificate to the register office prior to your appointment.
To give the doctor time to electronically send the medical certificate of cause of death to the register office, we recommend that you select an appointment for the next working day.
Information you need when registering a death
During the appointment, the registrar will ask you to provide the following information:
- Date of death
- Name and surname of the deceased
- Sex: male or female
- Maiden surname of a woman who has been married or in a civil partnership
- Place of birth
- Marital status
- Spouse/civil partners name and surname
- Spouse/civil partners' occupation
- Usual address