Probate Register a Death Free Fact Sheet

Probate Register a Death Free Fact Sheet

Fact sheet on how to register a death, who can register a death and what information they will need to supply to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Best time to fill it in is while you are still alive – making it easier for others.
Fact Sheet Register a Death – download, print out, gather the information and make an appointment with the Registrar.
NHS card (also called the medical card)
Birth certificate.
Driving licence.
Council tax bill.
Marriage or civil partnership certificate (if applicable)
If possible please take the National Insurance number of the deceased and the number of a surviving spouse or civil partner.
Passport.
Proof of address (e.g. utility bill)
To register a death, you must bring a Death Notification Form stating the cause of death to any Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths. The staff of the hospital (if the death occurred in a hospital) or of your local health centre, will be able to tell you where you can register the death.