What you need for your appointment to register a death

Information and documents you'll be asked for at your appointment to register a death.

When registering a death, we need to know certain information about the person who has died. This includes their:

  • full name, including any maiden name
  • sex
  • date and place of birth
  • occupation
  • address
  • marriage or civil partnership certificates (if applicable)
  • spouse or civil partner's full name and occupation (if applicable)
  • NHS number

It is also useful if you're able to bring along their passport or birth certificate.

We also need to know:

  • when and where they died
  • the name of the funeral director conducting the funeral
  • whether they are being buried or cremated

Medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)

We need the MCCD for the registration. The doctor who certified the death should email the MCCD to us and should not give the MCCD to the family.

Post mortems following a death

If there has been a post mortem (autopsy), the coroner will send the information we need directly to us.

Contact customer services: Haringey Register Office
By appointment only
Office hours
Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4pm
Saturday to Sunday Closed