Registering a Death
In the UK, registering a death must normally be done within 5 days in the district in which it has occurred. If a Coroner is involved, it may not be possible to register the death within 5 days.
Who can register?
- A close relative of deceased
- A relative in attendance during last illness
- A relative living in the district where death occurred
- A person present at death
- The person arranging the funeral (i.e. Next of kin or relative - not funeral director)
Documents required when registering a death
- Notification Of Death Certificate (from Doctor or hospital/hospice)
- Medical Card if available, or
- Birth Certificate & information regarding date of birth
Information required by Registrar
- Date and place of death
- Full name of deceased (maiden name if applicable)
- Date and place of birth
- Occupation and home address
- If married, full name and occupation of spouse.
- Disposal Certificate (Green form) to be handed to the funeral director
- Social Security Certificate (White form) to be handed in at the D.S.S. Offices with any pension books
- Copies of Entry of Death (Death certificate) for bank, insurance, solicitors.
Registrars Contact Details
Wisbech & Cambridgeshire 03450 451363
Peterborough 01733 864646
Lincolnshire 01522 782244
Kings Lynn & Norfolk 0344 800 8020