Our Funeral Services
Traditional Burials or Cremation
Natural 'Greener' Funerals
Assist with Choosing a Coffin or Casket
Dedicated Chapel of Rest
Provide Hearse and Funeral Cars
Organise Floral tributes and Donations
Order of Service and Music
Memorials and Cremation Caskets
Registering a Death
Registering the death is something that the funeral director unfortunately cannot do for you, however, Allwood Funeral Directors can arrange for someone to accompany you, if you prefer. Registration of death in the majority of cases is completed by the next of kin or close relative who should register the death at the registrars within the area where the death occurred, and within 5 days. If no relative is available, the registration can be carried out by any person who is present at the death, the occupier of the premises where the death occurred or the person accepting responsibility for arranging the funeral.
The person registering the death will be asked for the following information about the deceased:
Date and place of death
Date and place of birth
If the deceased was in receipt of a pension or allowance from public funds
If applicable, the date of birth of the surviving spouse
The Registrar will also require the following documentation.
The Medical Certificate of Cause of Death
The NHS medical card of the person who has died (if available)
The Birth certificate of the person who has died
The Marriage or civil partnership certificate of the person who has died (if applicable)
The Registrar may issue certain certificates dependant on circumstances
The Registrar will issue a green certificate which is free of charge and needs to be given to the funeral director as soon as possible, as it gives permission for the person who has died to be buried or cremated. If the death has been referred to the coroner, the registration process may vary, Allwood Funeral Directors are able to offer help and advice in such cases.
A Death Certificate is issued as legal proof of the death and is required to settle the affairs and estate of the person who has died. This is the only form you will have to pay for, you may wish to purchase several copies, as each organisation you inform, bank, pensions or insurers etc, will require a separate official copy.
A white certificate may be issued and is required when the deceased was in receipt of any state pensions or benefits.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us