Can you view death certificates online for free UK?
Searching the online platform at the General Register Office (GRO) of Wales allows you access to death records between 1837 to 1957 and 1984 to 2019 for free (https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/birth-marriage-death-england-and-wales/).
What details do you need to register a death?
What you need to register a death
- NHS card (also called the medical card)
- Birth certificate.
- Driving licence.
- Council tax bill.
- Marriage or civil partnership certificate (if applicable)
- If possible please take the National Insurance number of the deceased and the number of a surviving spouse or civil partner.
How soon must you register a death?
within 5 days
It is a legal requirement that all deaths should be registered as soon as possible but preferably within 5 days (unless the death has been reported to the coroner).
Can you register a death over the phone?
Registering a death by telephone The doctor or hospital will need to send us the medical cause of death certificate electronically to enable us to arrange the telephone registration. Or call us on 020 8753 2140 during office hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).
Where do I go to register a death in Gateshead?
If the death occurred in Gateshead you can register it at Gateshead Register Office. If the death did not occur in Gateshead, you can register the death by declaration. We will send your details to the correct office who will post any certificates required to you. This may result in a delay in getting the documents required to organise a funeral.
How to contact Gateshead Bereavement Services Office?
There will be no face-to-face enquiries with the Bereavement Services office until further notice. Please contact us on 0191 433 3816, 0191 433 3811 or 0191 433 3815. You can also email us at [email protected]
Where do I Send my Ashes for burial in Gateshead?
You can also email us at [email protected] Services can go ahead for burial of ashes. Where a transfer of Exclusive Right of Burial is required, this will need to be fully completed before a burial of ashes can be booked.
Where do I go to get a death certificate?
We will be conducting no face to face appointments. Appointments to register a death can still be made as usual by calling 0191 433 3000 or by using the online booking system. Death certificates will be sent to the Register Office directly from the doctor or hospital.