Information you need to bring

Please collect the medical certificate of cause of death from the doctor or hospital before you book an appointment. You must take this certificate with you to your appointment and hand it to the registrar. You will also need to give the following information about the deceased:

  • date and place of death
  • full name and any other names they are known by or have been known by, including maiden name if a married woman
  • date and place of birth
  • last occupation
  • full name and occupation of their spouse or civil partner (if they were married, a civil partner or widowed)
  • usual home address
  • whether they were in receipt of any public sector pension for example. civil service, teacher, armed forces
  • NHS number (if known) or the medical card (if available)

You should also take supporting documents that show your own name and address (for example a utility bill) but you can still register a death without them.