Registering a death is an important step to take when a person dies. When someone dies, the death must be registered with the local registrar. In Wales, it is a legal requirement that a death is registered within 5 days of its occurrence. However, this period can be extended under certain circumstances.
You can register the death at the Register Office in the district where the death occurred, or you can go to any Register Office in England and Wales. Registering with the local office can often be a quicker process.
It may help you to prepare for your visit to know that the Registrar will require the following information:
It would be helpful if you could bring any of the following documentary evidence with you to the appointment to confirm the deceased person’s details:
It is also important that you bring your own ID to confirm your identity.
You will be issued with the following forms free of charge:
If you require further advice about registering a death, then do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of our team will be happy to provide information relating to your queries. Alternatively, you can check the Directgov website.