Registration must take place prior to the funeral and cremation is not allowed to proceed until the death is registered. Your Funeral Director will explain fully the procedure involved in registering the death.
If you are alone
or simply unsure what to do, your Funeral Director can arrange for someone to accompany you to the Registrar's Office.
Forms which the Registrar will give you
- Form 14; to be give to the Funeral Director before the funeral can take place.
- Extract of Death Certificate; the Registrar now issues, without a fee, an abbreviated extract of the Death Certificate which is believed to be sufficient for the closing of bank accounts. However if a full Extract of the death
Certificate is required for a life insurance policy or similair document, then a fee is payable, per copy, for supplying the necessary Extracts.
The duty to provide the information to the Registrar lies with a relative of the deceased.