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What documents will I get from the Registrar?

What documents will I get from the Registrar?

After the information has been recorded into the register the Registrar will issue the necessary forms and certificates.

If a post-mortem is not being held, the Registrar will give you:

  • A certificate for Burial or Cremation (‘Green Form’) allowing for the body to be buried or for a cremation application to be made. If the deceased is to be buried or cremated outside of England or Wales the coroner will issue the necessary forms,
  • a certificate of Registration of Death (Form BD8) issued for the Benefits Agency.

You can buy one or more death certificates when attending the death registration. Certificates are £4 at time of registration, £7 after registration but within one month, and £10 after one month.

These are certified copies of the original register entry and will be needed by the executor or administrator when sorting out the deceased persons affairs.

Anything that has to be closed down or claimed will need a certificate.

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