An important part of the grieving process is to be able to give your loved one the funeral that they would have wished for. At family-owned funeral directors Turnbulls we can help you to take all the right steps to arrange a funeral that is fitting for your loved one.
Inform the family GP: In most cases, the family doctor provides and signs a death certificate, which will be required in order to register a death.
Register the Death: All deaths must be registered by law at a register office. In England and Wales this must be done within five days, while in Scotland the time limit is eight days.
You need to take as much information/documents relating to the deceased as possible to register the death, including:
Use this link to find your Register Office in England and Wales
Use this link to find your Register Office in Scotland
At the Register Office: Assuming that there is no post-mortem, the register office will supply you with a Certificate for Burial or Cremation and a Certificate of Registration of Death. If you require any duplicates of the death certificate, you can request this at the register office.