Registering A Death.
Once the Doctor or Hospital has issused the Medical Certificate, the Informat must register the death within five days at the Registery Office for the sub-district in which the death occurred (please see our useful contact numbers for a list of Registry Offices). If this is not possible the Registrar must be informed in writing.
Who can Register a Death.
- A close relative of the deceased.
- A relative in attendance during the deceased's last illness.
- A relative living in the district where the death occured.
- A person present at death
- The person responsible for making the funeral arrangements.
Information required to register a death.
- The date and place of death.
- Full name and address (maiden name if applicable).
- The date and place of birth.
- The occupation (and name and occupation of her husband if applicable).
- The date and place of birth of any surviving spouse.
- The full name and address of the informant.
- The qualifcation of the informant.
- The medical certificate of death.
- The deceased's medical card (if available)
- The birth certificate & information regarding the date of birth.
A death certificate can then be obtained on payment of prescribed fee. This will be needed for closing banks accounts, obtain probate and making claims on insurance policies.