Death Certificate - England and Wales


UK GRO Certificates provides a fast and simple service to obtain an official England or Wales Death Certificate.

Death Certificates are often essential documents when laying claim to the estate of a deceased person, known as the Probate process.

We provide only the Long/Full version of England & Wales Death Certificates and these can be used when laying claim to the estate of a deceased person, known as the Probate process.

A death certificate, sometimes medical certificate of the cause of death (MCCD), is a document which contains details such as registrar of vital statistics that declares the date, location and cause of a person's death.

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England & Wales Death records are limited to the beginning of civil registration within each country. For England and Wales Order online for any event which took place on or after 1st July 1837 to 6 months from the current date provided you have sufficient information to identify the entry. A 3 year search for the index reference will be carried out.

Death certificates of full version shows the following information:

  • The person's full name at time of death
  • Any names previously used, including maiden surname
  • The person’s date and place of birth (town and county if born in the UK and country if born abroad)
  • The person’s last address
  • The person’s occupation

Whether you need to confirm the passing of a relative/friend or are looking for additional genealogy research material, these documents are supplied directly from the United Kingdom and Ireland government.

These replacement documents are certified for use for all legal purposes, including passport applications and employer identification. Any Death certificate within England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Statesof Guernsey , Island of Jersey , Isle of Man and Ireland can be re-issued, as well as Death registered overseas but were registered with the appropriate United Kingdom authority within the country of Death. These would include Armed Forces, Consular, High Commission or Embassy registrations. Please bear in mind that Death registration with the British authorities is not compulsory when overseas, and a duplicate certificate can only be issued if the Death certificate has been deposited with either the Embassy or Consulate within the country of Death, or at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London upon return to the United Kingdom.

In England and Wales, registration of deaths began in 1837. The death certificate lists 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 1879, a doctor’s certificate was necessary for the issuance of a death certificate (prior to that, no cause of death needed to be given).

The certificates are always produced by an official registration office and can be validated at any time. Where British nationals are born abroad, we can additionally supply copies of certificates relating to any United Kingdom deaths abroad registered at a Consulate, High Commission, or with the Armed Forces. This service only applies to those deaths that have actually been registered with the United Kingdom authorities.

What is Public Records?

Under United Kingdom law, Death  certificates are known as Public Records which means that any person can apply for a copy of any certificate, providing that they know the details of the birth that is required. This can be helpful for both government and legal services needing proof of Death, as well as family history (genealogy) researchers looking to discover new ancestors. Please note however that where we believe an application to be connected with an attempt to obtain information for the purposes of identity fraud, the application may be rejected and details passed to the relevant police authority.



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