Arranging A Funeral

Thomas Sneddon Funeral Directors

Registration Process

We know how difficult it is for you and your family when faced with bereavement. With over 45 years of combined experience, Thomas Sneddon Funeral Directors can offer excellent professional support and advice on the initial steps after a loved on has passed away.

All deaths must be registered within eight days but it is desirable to have the death registered as soon as possible unless the procurator fiscal is involved. It would be beneficial if we were made aware of the death before registration has taken place for us to support you and to make provisional arrangements while awaiting the release of the deceased from the procurator fiscal.

Documents And Information Required:

  • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (Death Certificate);
  • The deceased’s Birth Certificate and Marriage Certificate, if appropriate;
  • N.H.S. Medical Card (if available);
  • Any Pension Books or documents relating to the receipt of a pension or allowance from councils or government funds
  • Passport
  • Driving License

Note: Do not worry if any of these documents are not available as the Registrar can still proceed to register the death.

The Registrar Will Issue:

  • A Certificate of Registration of Death (Form 14);
  • Abbreviated extract of the death entry;
  • Full Extracts for Insurance Companies, Banks, etc. (A charge is made per extract);
  • Full Extracts for Insurance Companies, Banks, etc. (A charge is made per extract);
    A Social Security registration or notification of death certificate for use in obtaining or adjusting Social Security benefits. This should be handed in to the local job centre

Please note, when you take this form to the job centre, you should advise them if you intend to make a funeral costs claim from the DWP social fund department. All information in regards to DWP help can be found on their website https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments/overview

Contact Us Today