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What the registrar will give you after a death

If a post-mortem is not needed: the Registrar will give you these documents after registering a death:

  • a Certificate for Burial or Cremation (called the green form), giving permission for the funeral director to make the necessary arrangements for the funeral 
  • a Certificate of Registration of Death (form BD8), issued for social security purposes if the person received a state pension or benefits
  • Certified copies of the death entry

If a post-mortem is needed: the coroner will issue any necessary documents as quickly as possible afterwards.

The registrar will also give the family a booklet called What to do after a death. This offers advice on probate and other administrative issues that will need to be completed around this time.