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You probably won’t feel like tackling administration tasks right away, however, you do need to register the death within 5 days.

It’s fairly straightforward if you live in the same district where the death took place. You just go to your local office of Registration, Births, Deaths and Marriages. You may need an appointment to see the registrar, so give them a call in advance to arrange a time.

If you live in another district, you can go to your local registrar who will pass the information onto the registrar in the district where the death took place. If you register the death that way, you won’t be able to get the Certified Copies of Entry of Death straight away.

Remember, don’t try to register the death until you’ve collected the death certificate from the doctor’s surgery or hospital.

If the death has been referred to the coroner, the procedure is slightly different; give us a call and we’ll let you know what to do.