How to Register A Death

How to register a death

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In order to assist you in relation to the Registration of a Death, listed below are a number of points of guidance outlining the information which you will be required to have available at the time of registration. These have been divided into three sections.

Who can register?

Close relative of the deceased
• Relative in attendance during last illness
• A relative in the district where the death has occurred
• A person present at the death
• The person arranging the funeral

Documents Required

1. Medical Certificate of Death
2. Medical card if available 
3. Birth Certificate
4. Information regarding the death

Information required to register

1. Date and place of death
2. Full name of deceased (maiden name if applicable)
3. Date and place of birth
4. Occupation and home address
5. If married, full name and occupation of surviving spouse

To register a death, you must take a death notification form stating the cause of death to any registration office.
You will obtain this from the Doctor who attended the deceased during his/her last illness. You must then complete Part 2 of the death notification form, this contains important information relating to the deceased person. For example, his or her date of birth and his/her occupation, the PPS number of the deceased person. You must then sign the register in the presence of the Registrar.

You will need to bring photo ID with you when registering the death.

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Information regarding registration

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''A funeral is the last journey your loved one will ever take so it has to be right and fitting for that individual but done with dignity, compassion and a lasting memory of a fond farewell.''
We pride ourselves for taking all the stress of arranging from you. Once we have had the initial contact we would then arrange a suitable time to get together and have a chat over a cup of tea with you telling us there or your wishes for them which can be anything.
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