Death Certificate copy - British Overseas Citizen


UK GRO Certificates provides a fast and simple service to obtain an official British Overseas Citizens 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 British Overseas Citizens 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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British Overseas Citizens Death records are limited to the beginning of civil registration within each country. For British Overseas Citizens Order online for any event which took place on or after 1st July 1855 to 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

Overseas British Citizen Death Certificates service

  • Death registered by the British Forces and the British Consul or High Commission in the country where they took place, from 1849.
  • Deaths that occurred in the Boer War and both World Wars.
  • British Army Regimental records of births, baptisms and marriages dating back to 1761.
  • Marine Deaths from 1837, which took place on British registered vessels.
  • Aircraft Deaths, from 1948, which took place on British registered aircraft.

Due to the variety in format of overseas records, it depends on the type of record the certificate is produced from.

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.

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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