Deaths

Coronavirus (COVID-19): H&F register office update

What to do when someone dies

This short video from GOV.UK is a guide to what to do when someone dies.

How to register a death

You must register a death within five days. Here are details of who can do it, what to bring and the documents you'll receive.

How to register a death

Tell Us Once

Tell Us Once is a free government service that allows you to report a death when you suffer a bereavement and need to tell central and local government.

Tell Us Once

Death certificates

How to order a certificate, what it costs and how long it takes.

Death certificates

Death certificate corrections

Mistake on a certificate? Don't worry, it's usually possible to correct it.

Death certificate corrections

Register a still-birth

The bereavement midwife will make an appointment for you to register the still-birth.

Register a still-birth

Coroners and mortuary

Guidance about coronor's decisions, inquests and the mortuary.

Coroners and mortuary

Emergency burial certificates

There may religious reasons for a burial certificate to be issued urgently. Our emergency burial certificate service can be contacted on Saturdays and Sundays between 9am and 12 noon on 020 8748 8588.

This service is only available to facilitate urgent burials.

To use this service you will need the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death from the doctor who attended the body.

You will still need to return to the Register Office during normal working hours to register the death within 5 days of the death taking place.

You will not be able to use this service if the death has been reported to the coroner or if you intend to take the deceased out of the country.

Cemeteries and burials

Guidance about funeral bookings, memorials and cemetery management.

Cemeteries and burials

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