Documents you will receive

Once you have registered a death, you will receive:

  • a Certificate for Burial or Cremation (the ‘green form’) - gives permission for burial or an application for cremation
  • a Certificate of Registration of Death (form BD8) - you may need to fill this out and send it to the Department for Work and pensions if the person was getting a State Pension or benefits

You are also able to purchase certificates for the registration.

For details on how to legalise ('apostille') official UK documents, including death certificates, for international use please visit the relevant page at GOV.UK