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 occurred.
  • 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.
  • Documents required

    • 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.

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