Register a death

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Registering a death

The doctor will issue the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) from the hospital, care home or GP practice and scan a copy by email to the register office 

However, the medical practitioner may still prefer to give the MCCD to the person registering the death, so you will need to bring the paperwork to your appointment.

The MCCD may take several days to be issued as the doctor certifying the death will need to follow certain procedures before completing the paperwork.  


Registering a death in the London Borough of Hounslow

A death that has occurred in the London Borough of Hounslow must be registered within five days unless it has been referred to the coroner. Where the death has been referred to the coroner, it cannot be registered until the registrar has received written authority from the coroner.

All death registrations are by appointment only

Who can register the death:

  • a relative of the the person who has died
  • a person present at the death
  • the person arranging the funeral
  • the manager of the home or hospital.

Upon completion of the registration, you will receive a certificate for burial or cremation, which is known as the Green Form (unless the coroner has already issued an order for burial or a certificate for cremation). This should be either taken to the funeral director so that the funeral can take place, or at your request, the registrar can email it directly to the funeral director. 

There is no basis in law for the mortuary or those caring for the person who has died, to require sight of the green Certificate for Burial or Cremation in order to allow them to be collected.

The certificate is issued to allow the funeral to go ahead and for no other purpose.


Moving a person who has died for a funeral abroad

You need permission from a coroner to move a person who has died for a funeral abroad. Apply at least 4 days before you want them  to be moved.


What to do if someone dies abroad?

You must register a death with the local authorities in the country where the person died.

In many countries you can also register the death with the UK authorities

Contact us

Email the register office team
Telephone: 0208 583 2090

Hounslow Register Office
Feltham Lodge
38-40 Harlington Road West
TW14 0JJ

Please note: when using a sat nav, house number must be used with postcode to locate us.

  • Nearest railway station: Feltham
  • Nearest underground station: Hatton Cross - Piccadilly line
  • Local buses: 90,235,285,116,117,H26, 490

Opening hours:

  • Monday 9.00 - 16.30
  • Tuesday 9.00 - 16.30
  • Wednesday 9.00 - 13.00 14.00 -16.30 afternoon by appointment only 
  • Thursday 9.00-16.30
  • Friday 9am - 16.30
  • Saturdays 10.00-14.00 by appointment only

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