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Register a death

You should register the death within 5 days.

You can go to any register office, but if you use the one in the area where the person died, you’ll be given the documents you’ll need on the day.

If you use a different register office, the documents will be sent to the office in the area where the person died before they’re issued to you. This means you’ll usually have to wait a few days.

Registering a death during the bank holiday

On bank holidays, a registrar is on call from 9am to 10am for same day burials and cremations. Leave your details on the phone and the registrar will contact you. Please call 020 8359 2000 between 9am and 10am.

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