Who can register a Death?
- Any relative of the deceased who has knowledge of the details required to be registered (this includes a relative by marriage/civil partnership).
- A person present at the death.
- A person taking care of the funeral arrangements.
- The executor or administrator of the deceased's estate.
- The governor, matron or chief officer of a public building where the death occurred.
- A person living in and responsible for a house, lodgings or apartments where the death occurred.
- A person finding the body, or a person taking charge of the body.
What information will you need to give the Registrar?
- Full forename(s) and surname of the deceased.
- Date and place of death and usual address.
- Status (single, married/civil partner, widowed/surviving civil partner or divorced/civil partnership dissolved).
- Date and place of birth.
- The forename(s), surname and occupation of spouse or civil partner.
- Occupation of the deceased.
- If the deceased is a child under the age of 16, details of parents. If the deceased is over 16, you may wish to have the parents' details recorded for genealogical purposes.
- Maiden surname (if the deceased was a woman who had been married or in a civil partnership).
- The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.
- The name and address of the deceased's GP.
- Details of any Northern Ireland Civil Service or Teacher's pensioh that the deceased may have held.
What will the Registrar give you?
Once the registration is completed, the Registrar will issue the following forms: -
- GRO 21 which permits the burial or cremation to take place;
- Form 36 for production to the Social Security Offices regarding benefits; and
- Any certificates you may have purchased
PLEASE NOTE THAT A DEATH REGISTRATION CANNOT BE EASILY CHANGED ONCE COMPLETED.