What you will be asked when you register a death

We need to know some information about the person who has died to be able to complete the death register entry.

It is important that the information is correct.

You will need to tell the registrar:

  • the date and place of death
  • the full name that the person who died was using at the time of their death and details of any other names they might have been known by
  • the date and place of birth 
  • their occupation and whether or not they were retired 
  • their current home address
  • if the person who died was a married woman or widow, her maiden surname (what her surname was before she was married) and the full name and occupation of her husband. 
  • in the case of a man, the name and occupation of his wife. 
  • in the case of a couple who have registered their civil partnership, the partner's name and occupation. 
  • your full name and address and your relationship to the person who has died.

You will also be asked the following information for government statistics:

  • was the person who died single, married, widowed, divorced, a civil partner, surviving civil partner or former civil partner? 
  • is their spouse or civil partner still alive? If so, what is their date of birth? 
  • how long did they stay in hospital or in another establishment (a hospice for example)? 
  • was the person under 75? 
  • what industry did they work in and what position did they hold? 
  • did they get a pension paid from government funds? This includes the civil service, teachers, armed forces and war widows. This does not include the state pension or pension credits.
  • the person's NHS number found on their medical card (if available).

You will need to sign the completed registration entry.

If you need any advice about registering a death call us on 03000 41 51 51.