Register a Death in the Isle of Wight – the help you need.
When someone dies in the Isle of Wight, their death must be registered by the Isle of Wight Registrar. You might find the video about registering a death in the Isle of Wight on the home page useful first.
The doctor who treated the person during their last illness will usually issue a medical certificate of Cause of Death, and this certificate goes to the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the district where the person died.
If the death has been reported to the Coroner, you will need to wait until the Coroner has given a certificate to the Registrar.
Who can register a death in the Isle of Wight?
The following people can register a person’s death:
- A relative
- Someone who was with the person when they died
- Someone who is arranging the funeral (but not a Funeral Director)
It is possible for other people to register the death in certain circumstances. If you are unsure whether you can register, please telephone the Register Office and they will be able to advise you.
Where should you register in the Isle of Wight?
You should register a death with the Registrar of Births and Deaths for the district where the person died.
If the death was on the Isle of Wight, then it should be registered at the Isle of Wight Register Office.
To register a death in the Isle of Wight:
Contact the Registrar on 01983 823233.
You must make an appointment to register a death in the Isle of Wight.
The Register Office, Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport PO30 2QS.
Registering a death in the Isle of Wight by Declaration.
You can register a death in the Isle of Wight at any Registrar of Births and Deaths in England or Wales. The death won’t be registered there, but the information will be posted to the Registrar in the district the person died in. Once the correct registrar has received the paperwork, your documents will be sent to you immediately. This may delay the funeral arrangements
When should I register a death in the Isle of Wight?
Within 5 days. However, in unusual circumstances, the Registrar may agree to a delay.
Register a Death in the Isle of Wight General Information.
We recommend that you use the tell us once service which will save you time.
If the death has been reported to the Coroner, the Registrar may tell you that a burial or cremation certificate has already been issued directly to the Funeral Director. If this is the case, you will not need the green form.
Is there a charge for registering a death in the Isle of Wight?
No, there is no charge for registering a death. However, you pay for each copy of the death certificate may need for informing banks, building societies, insurance companies, solicitor etc. They are considerably cheaper if bought at the same time as you register the death.
The white form BD8 and the green form for the Funeral Director are the only free forms with which you will be issued.
Register a death in the Isle of Wight: contact details:
The Register Office, Seaclose Offices, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 2QS
Telephone 01983 823233 to make an appointment.