By law all deaths occurring in Northern Ireland must be registered.
By law all deaths occurring in Northern Ireland must be registered. A death should be registered as soon as possible to allow funeral arrangements to go ahead, but no later than five days from the date of occurrence except where the matter has been referred to the Coroner.
The person registering the death must go to the Registrar as soon as possible with a medical certificate of cause of death. This certificate is usually issued to the relatives by a doctor who had treated the deceased within twenty-eight days before the date of death. If the deceased had not been seen by a doctor within that period or where the death was not caused by natural illness the case would have to be referred to the Coroner.
The death can be registered at any Registration office in Northern Ireland (providing the death occured in NI)
There is no cost for registering a death. The only cost will be for certified copies of the death certificate, if required. These can be purchased at the time of registration for £8.00 per certificate. To obtain certificate(s) after the date of registration will cost £15.00 per certificate.
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