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Copy of a England Death Certificate

Obtain a copy of a England Death Certificate


This site exists to help you obtain a copy of a England death certificate as quickly and as easily as possible.


New feature available - Track Your Death Certificate Order Online

All England death certificates supplied are certified copies or extract copies for England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Death Certificate Replacement
The death certificate contains when and where a person died (England) and registration district (England), 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.

Purchase a England Death Certificate Replacement


Purchase a copy England Death Certificate Replacement, suitable for both legal and family history uses.

All England death certificates supplied are full long official copies. 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.

What you will get?

You will receive a England Death Certificate. These are officially known as Certified or Extract Copies, as they are issued based on the original that was stored when the death originally took place. This does not mean you will receive a photocopy! You will get a newly printed certificate, as good as the original. The only difference is that the date of issue will be different.

What a England death certificate contains?

The death certificate contains when and where a person died (England) and registration district (England), 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.

Copy Death Certificates from England

All duplicate 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 England death certificate replacements

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.

I live outside the UK. Will the England death certificate be accepted for use outside the UK?

If you are using the England death certificate to provide proof of the passing of a relative/friend, regardless of where you reside, you can use the England marriage certificate without any legalisation process.

For overseas clients, that need to validate the authenticity of the certificate as having been produced in the UK, we also offer an apostille/legalisation service, whereby an apostille is attached to the reverse of the certificate. We always recommend checking with whoever you are presenting the certificate to, to identify if the apostille stamp is needed.

The Apostille Certificate is normally requested by foreign authorities and organisations so that the certificate can be used for official purposes outside of the UK. This means that the documents have to be legalised correctly before you travel and often within a specific time period.

Legalisation is usually required by foreign authorities before they will allow a UK certificate to be used for official purposes in their country. Apostille Certificates issued in the UK will be accepted but for the following countries they would require further legalisation. Obtain further Legalisation for the Middle East, UAE Legalisation Service,  Qatar Legalisation Service or Kuwait Legalisation Service or Egypt Legalisation Service.

Replacement of a lost England death certificate

The minimum information we will require for a death record in England is:

  • Did the event take place in England?
  • Name of the person
  • Year of Death

We can carry out searches of death records for the UK area for details of deaths usually for copy death certificates. Copy death certificates can only be obtained via the online order form, the certificate would contain the death details first registered.

Why would I need a copy of a death certificate?

If you have lost a death certificate ? or Need a new death certificate, or just require a replacement death certificates, copy death certiifcate, or a certified death certificates, or a duplicate death certificate, simply complete our online form, make a payment and we will do the rest.

Further Information for England records

Registers of births, marriages and deaths

Copies of birth certificates

Copies of marriage certificates

Copies of death certificates

Copies of divorce certificates

Apostille Certificate Service

Family History certificates

Apply via the Post

To apply via the post write to the following address:

UK Official Records
(England Death Certificate)
4200 Waterside Centre
Birmingham
B 3 7 7 Y N