What you need to take to your appointment

You need to take the medical certificate of death to your appointment - you'll usually be given this by a doctor at the hospital or by a GP.

You'll need to provide the following information about the deceased:

  • their date of birth
  • where they were born
  • their occupation
  • their address
  • your name and address (as the person reporting the death).

If the deceased was a married woman, you'll also need to provide:

  • her name before she was married
  • her husband's (or late husband's) date of birth
  • her husband's (or late husband's) occupation.

At the appointment

At your appointment, the registrar will offer you the government's Tell Us Once service. If you accept, they'll give you a reference number to use the service.

You can get a copy of the death certificate at the time of registration. It will cost £11. If you want to get a copy of a death certificate after registration, it'll cost £11 - and all subsequent copies will cost £11.

The registrar will also give you a form for burial or cremation.