Registering a death Registering a death Registering a death is carried out by a relative and takes place prior to the funeral. You will need to arrange an appointment with the Registrar. The Registrar will require the following information about the deceased: Full name Date and place of birth Occupation Home address Date and place of death If they were in receipt of a pension or allowance from public funds The date of birth of any surviving spouse The Registrar will also require the following documents: Medical Certificate of Cause of Death Deceased’s Birth Certificate Deceased’s Marriage Certificate (if applicable) Deceased’s NHS medical card (if available) The Registrar may issue a green certificate for burial or cremation which is required by the undertakers prior to the funeral. Certified copies of the entry of death can be obtained for a small charge – these may be needed for legal or financial purposes. For more on probate click on the drop down or revisit derby probate solicitors.