The Registrar will ask you to confirm the following information:
- The date and place of death of the deceased
- The full name that the deceased was using at the time of their death
- Details of any other names they might have been known by
- The date and place of birth of the deceased
- The deceased's occupation and whether or not they were retired
- The current home address and post code of the deceased
- If the deceased was married/in a civil partnership or widowed, the full name and occupation of their spouse/civil partner
- The full name and address and relationship to the deceased of the person providing the information.
The following confidential information will also be required for government statistics:
- Was the deceased single, married, widowed, divorced, a civil partner, surviving civil partner or former civil partner?
- Is their spouse or civil partner still alive? If so, what is their date of birth?
- How long did they stay in hospital or in another establishment prior to their death?
- Was the deceased under 75?
- What industry did they work in and what position did they hold?
- Did they get a pension paid from government funds? This includes the civil service, teachers, armed forces and war widows. This does not include the state pension or pension credit
- The deceased NHS number from their medical card (if available).
Once the registration has been completed you will be asked to sign the entry. It is important that the information recorded is as accurate as possible as the correction of errors discovered after the register has been signed may cause delay, inconvenience or distress.
The Registrar will then give you:
- A green form to give to the funeral director. If the death has been referred to the coroner and the funeral is a cremation, the equivalent form will be sent by the coroner to your funeral director.
- A white BD8 form which is to be completed and sent by you to the Department of Work and Pension to stop state pension and other benefits being paid. This also notifies the Department of Work and Pension that a surviving spouse / civil partners' circumstances have changed.