The death has to be registered within five days of the death occurring, this does not apply when the coroner is involved. The death has to be registered at the Registry Office for the district in which it took place. For example, if the death occurred in Leicester Royal Infirmary, the registration will be made at Leicester register office, if the death occurred at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, the registration will be made at Nottingham register office.
If it is not possible for you to attend at the office where the death should be registered then you may make what is called ‘a declaration’ at any Register Office in England and Wales. The death declaration will then be sent to the correct office for the registration. However, the death certificates and other documents will be posted to you, which may cause a delay in your being able to confirm the funeral arrangements.
At most register offices an appointment is required; please telephone to arrange a convenient time for your appointment. Contact details of various register offices are given further on in this publication.
If you have been given the doctor’s certificate of cause of death you must take this with you to the register office along with the following information:-
Once the registration is completed the Registrar will issue you with the following:
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