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Practical steps


Step No.2
Registering the death


Every death must be registered at the local council’s registry office. The address should be on the envelope you are given with the Death Certificate; if not your Funeral Director can tell you where to go. Generally the next of kin should register the death, but if you don’t feel up to it, Floyd & Son can let you know who else can do it and in what circumstances.

Whoever goes to the registrar should take the following:

  • The medical certificate of the cause of death
  • The deceased’s medical card, if available, or their NHS number
  • Any forms given to you if the death has been referred to the Coroner.

They should be ready to tell the registrar:

  • The date and place of death
  • The deceased’s last usual address
  • The deceased’s names, including a woman’s maiden name and date and place of birth – it might be easier to take their birth certificate
  • Whether the deceased was receiving a state pension or any benefits
  • The date of birth of their surviving partner, if they were married

The registrar will give you:

  • A Certificate for Burial or Cremation (known as the “Green Form”), unless the Coroner has given you an Order for Burial or a Certificate for Cremation. The Funeral Director needs one of these forms for the arrangements to proceed.
  • A Certificate of Registration of Death, for Social Security purposes.

You can also purchase one or more Certified Copies of an Entry Certificate. These are needed for pension claims, insurance policies and other financial matters.

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