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Registering a Death

When to register the death

In most cases you will need to register the death within five days and it is best to visit the Register Office in the area in which the person died. This can help avoid delays getting the necessary documents.

If the Coroner is involved you will be advised when to register the death.

We can advise you on the procedure for registering a death. Below is a guide that can help, but please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

The following people can register a death:

A simple interview with the registrar to register the death is carried out at the register office.

You should take with you the Medical Certificate issued by the doctor showing the cause of death and the deceased’s Medical Card. You will also require the following information about the deceased:

The registrar will issue you with:

(Please be aware that a charge is made by the registrar for the certified copies.)