What to bring to the register office

When registering a death, you need to take:

  • a medical certificate of the cause of death – signed by a doctor

It is also useful, but not essential, to take the person's NHS medical card together with proof of names and address such as:

  • birth certificate
  • Council Tax bill
  • driving licence
  • marriage or civil partnership certificate
  • passport
  • proof of address (eg utility bill)

It would also be useful to bring supporting documents for yourself as the person signing the register entry (e.g. passport, driving licence and proof of address). Do not worry if any of these documents are not available as the registrar can still proceed to register the death.