By law all deaths occurring in Northern Ireland must be registered in Northern Ireland no later than five days from the date of death - except where the matter has been referred to the coroner. This is free and can be done in the Registrar's Office in the district where they normally lived.
Registering a death in Craigavon is very simple and no appointment is needed.
Registrar’s Office opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm.
WHO CAN REGISTER A DEATH?
- Any relative of the deceased (including a relative by marriage) who has knowledge of the particulars required to be registered
- Any person present at the death
- Any person taking care of the funeral arrangements
- The Executor or Administrator of the deceased's estate
- The occupier (governor, matron, superintendent or other Chief Officer) at the time of death of the premises
- A person finding the body
- A person taking charge of the body
WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO BRING?
You will need to fill in a death registration form. You can download a copy of this here: Death Registration Form
You will also need to provide:
- full name, surname and address of the deceased
- date and place of death (and birth)
- marital status
- occupation of the deceased (if they were a wife or widow, the full name and occupation of her husband or deceased husband is needed)
- maiden surname, if the deceased was a woman who was married
- if the deceased was a child, the full names and occupation of the father, or where the parents are not married, the full name and occupation of the mother
- A Medical Certificate of Cause of Death issued by a doctor who has treated the deceased within 28 days before the date of death. If the deceased had not been seen by a doctor within that period or where the death was not caused by natural illness the case would have been referred to the Coroner – the Registrar or Funeral Director will then advise you.
Please note that a registration cannot easily be changed once completed.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
Once the death is registered, you will receive a GRO 21 form which allows a burial or cremation to take place and a Form 36 (certificate of registration of death) for social security purposes if the deceased received a state pension or benefits.
Additional certificates, which may be needed when sorting out the deceased's affairs, may be purchased at the time of registration for £8 per copy.
Address: Craigavon Borough Council, Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre, Lakeview Road, Craigavon , BT64 1AL.
Telephone: 028 3831 2400
Registrar: Mrs Lynda Steenson
Deputy Registrar: Mrs Victoria Sharpe
Deputy Registrar: Mrs Sharon Magee