The loss of someone you love is a very emotional and heartbreaking time. Added to the roller coaster of emotions is the reality of organising a burial or cremation.
In the UK, a medical practitioner will issue a medical certificate for the death event. The certificate will outline the time of death as well as the cause. Unless the death is referred to the coroner, you must register the death with the local registry office within five days. Scotland registration requirements differ slightly as they allow up to 8 days.