The Registrar will ask you to confirm the following information:

  • The date and place of death
  • The full name that the person who died was using at the time of their death
  • The full name that the person who died was using at the time of their death
  • The date and place of birth
  • The occupation and whether or not they were retired
  • The 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

The following confidential information will also be required 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)

Once the registration has been completed you will be asked to sign the entry. It is important that the information recorded is as accurate as possible as the correction of errors discovered after the register has been signed may cause delay and inconvenience.