Legal Certificates Required

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Medical Certificate of DeathFor the issue of the Death CertificateGP or Hospital DoctorRelative or Executive of the deceased
Certificate for Burial or Cremation
(known as the green form)
To allow a funeral to take placeThe Local Registrar's office in the area where the death occurredThe Funeral Director as soon as possible
Coroner's Order for Burial or CremationTo allow a funeral to take place if a coroner is involvedThe Local CoronerThe Funeral Director
Death CertificateFor evidence of deathThe Registrar's Office where
the Death was registered
Banks, Insurance Companies, Solicitors etc.
Cremation FormsTo allow a cremation to take place (Not required if a coroners order is issued)One Doctor (normally arranged and emailed to the Funeral Director)The Funeral Director as soon as possible
Grave DeedsProof of ownership of an existing grave (Usually not applicable to Churchyards)The Cemetery Office at the time when the grave was used for the first time.The Funeral Director as soon as possible