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Copy Death Certificates

Copy Death Certificates Online

Copy Certificates Online

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This site exists to help you obtain a replacement Birth, Death or Marriage certificate as quickly and as easily as possible.


Copy Death Certificates


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All copy death certificates supplied are certified copies or extract copies for England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Death Certificate Copy
The death certificate contains when and where a person died, the name and surname, sex, date of birth (or age on older certificates), occupation, address, cause of death, as well as information about the person who reported the death.

Order a Replacement Death Certificate, suitable for both legal and family history uses. If you have lost a death certificate, or need one for family history purposes, this replacement copy will help you.

Duplicate Death Certificates are essential documents when processing claim to the estate of a deceased person. Whether you need to confirm the passing of a relative/friend or are looking for additional genealogy research material. Death Certificates are often essential to prove identity when applying for:

Probate
Pension Administration
Social Security Administration
Estate Administration
Overseas Property Administration
Divorce

Before issuing a death certificate, the authorities usually require a certificate from a physician or coroner to validate the cause of death and the identity of the deceased. In cases where it is not completely clear that a person is dead (usually because their body is being sustained by life support), a neurologist is often called in to verify brain death and to fill out the appropriate documentation.

The death certificate contains when and where a person died, the name and surname, sex, date of birth (or age on older certificates), occupation, address, cause of death, as well as information about the person who reported the death. Beginning in 1874, a doctor's certificate was necessary for the issuance of a death certificate (prior to that, no cause of death needed to be given). Stillbirths only had to be registered after 1927, and it wasn't until 1960 that a cause of death had to be listed.

Replacement Death Certificates

All copy death certificates we supply are fully certified copies which are suitable for all official purposes. Some reasons for obtaining a certificate include an application for Pension Administration and estate management. One of the most common reasons is that the original certificate was lost or mislaid.

We can additionally supply a certificate for any UK death registered overseas at a Consulate, High Commission, or with the Armed Forces.

Replacement death certificates do not require a signed release or similar for the order to be processed. Nor does further documentation (e.g. driver's licence or passport) have to produced.
Generally, there will be no special needs for the order to be completed, beyond the initial supplying of information and payment.

Types of replacement death certificates

There is no choice between non certified and certified - all certificates issued are certified. All certificates issued are issued with an official seal, some certificates have a raised seal or a stamped seal.

We can supply birth certificates from the United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain (GB) England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and many overseas births where the location was once a British territory, or if the event was registered with a British consulate.

Require an Apostille (Legalised) UK Certificate? An Apostille is a certificate confirming that a signature or a seal on a certificate is genuine. The process of obtaining an Apostille is called Legalisation. Legalisation is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a UK document to be used for official purposes in their country. Apostille Certificates issued in the UK will be accepted in the following countries without further legalisation - Apostille Countries.

Replacement of a lost death certificate

Searches of the records in UKOS's Office for details of death usually for copy certificates. Copy certificates can only be obtained via the online order form, the certificate would contain the death details first registered. The minimum information needed to find an entry is the name of the person, place of death and year the death was registered.

Further Information



Registers of births, marriages and deaths

Copies of marriage certificates

Copies of birth certificates

Copies of death certificates

We assume that the information supplied is accurate, and so cannot bear responsibility for any issues developing from any information which is inaccurately supplied. However, we will endeavour to locate and order the correct certificate, and so if the information supplied does not match the records we locate, we will contact you to resolve this.