The registration of a death should always take place as soon as possible and is usually carried out by a relative of the person who has died. If no relative is available then the registration can be carried out by any person who is present at the death, the occupier of the premises where the death occurred, or the person accepting responsibility for arranging the funeral. Whilst the death needs to be registered at a Registrar’s Office within five days, there is no need to rush there the next morning. Take your time to collect yourself and gather all the documents and information required, as this will make the process much easier for you.
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