Information you need to provide

When you register a death, there are certain documents and information which are helpful to make sure we get an accurate registration.

Documents and information we need

When someone has died, it is helpful if you can bring the following to the appointment:

  • their passport or birth certificate
  • their marriage or civil partnership certificates
  • their full name, including any maiden name
  • their date and place of birth
  • their occupation
  • their address
  • when and where they died
  • the full name and occupation of any spouse or civil partner

Medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)

We need the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) for the death registration. 

The MCCD should be completed by a doctor involved in the care of the person who's died.

It will be scanned and emailed directly to us. This means that documents won't need to be posted or hand delivered to the register office. 

The MCCD does not include contact details for the next of kin so you will need to:

  • book an appointment to register a death

Paper copies

If you receive a paper copy MCCD from the medical professional, please bring it with you to your appointment.