There are many Questions about registering a death – we try to answer the most common ones below:
Who can register a death?
1. A relative of the deceased who was present at the death or in attendance during the last illness
2. A relative of the deceased residing or being in the sub district where the death occurred
3. A person present at the death
4. The occupier of the house/public institution if he knew of the happening of the death
5. The person causing the disposal of the body.
What information will the registrar need?
- The date & place of death
- The full name (& maiden surname if applicable)
- The date & place of birth
- The occupation (and if the deceased was a married woman or widow, the name & occupation of her husband)
- The usual address
- Whether the deceased was in receipt if a pension or allowance from public funds
- If the deceased was married the d.o.b of the surviving widow or widower
- The deceased’s medical card should be delivered to the registrar
Who needs to be informed of a death?
Once you have registered the death, there are a number of different organisations that need to be informed. Many can be told via the Tell Us Once scheme (see here) and will depend on the circumstances of the deceased but will generally also include their employer, insurance companies, and financial institutions.