How to Register a Death

Who can register?

  • A close relative of the deceased
  • A relative in attendance during the last illness
  • A relative living in the district where death occurred
  • A person present at death
  • The person arranging the funeral

Documents required:

  • Medical certificate of death
  • Medical Card if available
  • Or Birth Certificate & information regarding the date of birth

Information required to register

  • Date and place of death
  • Full name of deceased (maiden name if applicable)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation and home address
  • If married, full name and occupation of surviving spouse

Certificates you will receive

  • Green certificate to be given to our Funeral Director
  • Social Security Certificate to be handed in at the D.W.P. Offices, together with any pension books
  • Copies of Entry of Death for banks, insurance policies and solicitors (we advise that you obtain several copies)