Documents you need to bring with you
If the death has been referred to the coroner, the coroner will send the paperwork required for the registration directly to the registrar.
It would also be useful for you to bring
- the passport or birth certificate of the person who has died
- the marriage or civil partnership certificate (if applicable) of the person who has died
- the medical card of the person who has died
- a document showing the usual address of the person who has died
Please note that you are not legally required to have these documents but if you do, it will ensure that the registration is completed accurately.
You will need to know the following information
- the date and place of death
- the full name and surname of the person who has died, if they are known by any other name currently or previously (and the maiden surname if they were a woman who had married or formed a civil partnership)
- the sex of the person who has died
- the date and place of birth of the person who has died (town and county if born in the UK, and country if born abroad)
- If they were married or a civil partner, the date of birth of the surviving widow, widower or civil partner
- the occupation of the person who has died and the name and occupation of their spouse or civil partner
- the last (usual) address of the person who has died
- full name and address of the person registering the death
- whether the person who has died was receiving a pension or allowance from public funds
- NHS number
- whether there will be a burial or cremation/where it will take place and name of the funeral directors and their email address
If English is not your first language, feel free to ask a friend or relative to help you, but you must register the death.