Register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham – how, where, who.
When should a death in Hammersmith & Fulham be registered?
Every death must be registered in the district in which it takes place within five days of the date of death. If you can’t do this, speak to the Registrar urgently. Should you need a family undertaker, click this link.
In the meanwhile, why not download our Guide to What to Do on Death and get some help with the inevitable paperwork? It’s useful reading before you register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham. You might also find the video about registering a death on the home page useful first.
When a death in Hammersmith & Fulham is referred to the Coroner.
The Hammersmith & Fulham Registrar of Deaths can do nothing until until you hear from the coroner.
Where do I register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham?
Hammersmith and Fulham Register Office, Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, W6 9JU. They have just moved so please let us know if the number is no longer 020 8753 2140. You can register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.00pm no appointment is needed. The Hammersmith & Fulham Registrar of Deaths is closed until 11am on the last Thursday of each month.
If English is not your first language, try to bring a friend with you to act as interpreter. However, the friend cannot register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham instead of you.
For a death in Hammersmith & Fulham, register the death with the Hammersmith & Fulham Register Office. If you don’t live locally, you can go to your local register office. They will send the information to Hammersmith & Fulham Registrar of Deaths who will then post it to you. This will take some time.
Who can register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham?
The person who registers a death in Hammersmith & Fulham is known as a ‘qualified informant’, and needs belong to one of the following categories:
For deaths in Hammersmith & Fulham in a house or hospital:
- a relative
- a person present at the death.
- the occupier of the house or hospital who knew of the death or another person living at the house who knew of the death.
- the person making the arrangements with the undertakers.
For deaths in Hammersmith & Fulham not in a house or hospital:
- a relative of the deceased.
- a person who was present at the death.
- a person who found the body.
- a person in charge of the body.
- the person dealing with the undertakers.
Most deaths in are registered by a relative. The registrar will usually permit the other listed people to register the death in Hammersmith & Fulham only if no relatives available. If you are unsure call the Registrar of Deaths in Hammersmith and Fulham.
What information is needed to register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham?
The registrar of deaths in Hammersmith & Fulham will see you in privately to ask for details of the deceased. To register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham you will need to give the following details about the deceased:
- Date and place of death.
- Full name and surname and any previous names.
- Date and place of birth.
- If the deceased was married, or civil registered the date of birth of the surviving partner and their occupation.
- If the deceased was married or widowed, the full name and occupation of the spouse.
- Usual address.
- The doctor who treated the person during their last illness will usually issue a medical certificate of the cause of death. Take this to the Registrar. Bring the medical card, birth certificate and passport if you can.
- If the deceased got a pension or State Benefits of any sort, inform the Hammersmith & Fulham Registrar.
It is crucial the information recorded in the death register is correct. Check it very carefully.
What certificates will be issued when you register a death in Hammersmith & Fulham?
- Death certificate – buy several as they are much cheaper on the day, and you will almost always need more than you expect.
- Certificate for burial or cremation to passed to the undertaker. If a death in Hammersmith & Fulham has been reported to the coroner, the Coroner must issue a certificate for burial or cremation.
- A certificate for the Department of Social Security.
If you would like further information, please call the Registrar of deaths in Hammersmith & Fulham.