A qualified informant must register a death within five days of it happening. An appointment is necessary.
The people qualified to register a death are:
1. Relative of the deceased present at death
2. Relative of the deceased in attendance during the last illness
3. Relative of the deceased residing or being in the same sub district.
4. A person present at death
The registrar will require the informant to give them a medical certificate of death, the deceased’s medical card and details concerning the deceased. (a birth certificate and marriage certificate are both helpful but not essential)
A green certificate for burial or cremation (please pass to the funeral director)
A white certificate for Department for Work and Pensions purposes (known as B.D.8)
A certified copy of the entry into the register (legal death certificate).
A fee has to be paid to the registrar for every copy that is issued.
Where the coroner has been involved the certificates may differ.