Detailed information about the next steps is available on the government’s website here.
Here are contact details of the local Register Offices.
It’s essential to ring the Register Office first to book an appointment.
Tel: 01344 352000
Camberley Register Office
Surrey Heath House (upstairs at the museum)
Surrey GU15 3HD
Tel: 0300 200 1002
Reading Register Office
Tel: 0118 937 3533
Bracknell Forest also offers this useful information regarding registering the death:
Who can register a death?
One of the following people may register a death (in order of preference):
- a relative of the deceased
- a person present at the death
- the occupier of the house or residential home where the death occurred (if there is no known relative who is able to register)
- the person who is arranging the funeral
What do I need?
You will need to provide the following:
- medical certificate of cause of death from the doctor, if a coroner is not involved
- date and place of death
- full name of the deceased (and maiden surname if appropriate)
- date and place of birth of the deceased (a birth certificate would be helpful)
- deceased’s occupation, and the full name and occupation of their spouse (a marriage certificate would be helpful)
- deceased’s usual home address
- whether the deceased was in receipt of a pension from public funds
- date of birth of the deceased’s spouse, if alive
- NHS medical card number for the deceased (however, please do not delay registration if this is not available)
The registrar will ask you some questions to obtain the above information, and will print out a copy of the entry for you to check. Once the page is signed the registrar will issue the necessary paperwork.
What happens next?
You will receive some documents by email during the Covid-19 Pandemic:
- When you register a death you’ll get:
- a Certificate for Burial or Cremation (the ‘green form’) – gives permission for burial or an application for cremation and will be emailed to your funeral director
- a Certificate of Registration of Death (form BD8) – you may need to fill this in and return it if the person was getting a State Pension or benefits (the form will come with a pre-paid envelope so you know where to send it)
You can buy extra death certificates – at a cost of £11.00 each – these will be needed for sorting out the person’s affairs.