Documents you will receive

Once you have registered a death, you will get:

  • 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.

Get advice on how to legalise ('apostille') official UK documents, including death certificates.