Registration of Death
A death must be registered by law in the District in which the death occurs. Your Funeral Director will advise you of the whereabouts of the relevant office and can assist with transport and the times the Registrar is in attendance.
Under normal circumstances the Death Certificate should be taken to the Registrar with, if possible, the deceased's Medical Card.
Who can register the Death?
- Any relative of the deceased.
- Any person present at death.
- The occupier of the house where the death occurred.
- The person arranging the funeral
(NOT the Funeral Director)
The procedure for registering a death is a simple interview with the Registrar who will require the following information:
- Date and place of Birth and Death.
- The full name of the deceased.
- Home address of the deceased.
- The marital status of the deceased.
- The occupation (if any) of the deceased.
- If the deceased is female, her maiden name and her husband's full name and occupation.
The Registrar will issue a Green Certificate which should be handed to your Funeral Director as soon as possible.
Copies of the Entry of Death (often known as Death Certificates) may be obtained from the Registrar upon payment of the appropriate fee and will be required for Insurance purposes, probate, Bank accounts, private pension schemes, National Savings Certificates, Premium Bonds, etc.
Special copies will be required for Friendly Societies purposes and we can supply free copies for social security purposes.
Whilst this may seem unlikely at this time with all the different things that seemingly need to be done, remember there is no need to hurry anything, a hasty decision now may lead to regrets for a long time to come.
Isle of Wight
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm (except for the last Wednedsay of every month when office opens at 10.00 am). Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm. Appointments 9.00am - 4.30pm.