What you need to show the registrar

  • You must have the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (this is issued by the doctor who attended the deceased during their last illness).
  • It’s a good idea to take the deceased’s medical card, which contains their NHS number
  • Birth and marriage certificates (if available)

What the registrar will need to know

  • The date and place of death
  • The full name of the deceased (and maiden name for a married woman)
  • The usual address of the deceased
  • The date and place of birth of the deceased
  • The last occupation of the deceased (and name and occupation of husband, if applicable)
  • Details of any pension or allowance from public funds.
  • If the deceased was married, the date of birth of the surviving spouse