Reasons for a UK Death Certificate

There are many reasons you may want or need a Certificate of Death in the United Kingdom. Here is a list of the Top Reasons for a UK death certificate…

Legal reasons you need a death certificate in the UK

You will need to provide a certificate of death to make funeral arrangements in the United Kingdom. Funeral directors, cemeteries and crematories lawfully require this document. But what about after the funeral? You must keep the death certificate safe as you will need it for other legal reasons.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Claiming life insurance
  • Settling the estate
  • Applying for pension or other government benefits
  • Changing or closing a joint bank account or financial account

In the future, you may look towards remarrying. In this instance, you will need the Certificate of Death to prove you are a widow or widower.

Death Certificate and Ancestry research

Similar to a marriage certificate, a replacement death certificate can come in very handy when looking into family ancestry. Sometimes, the death certificate will help fill in the blanks about where, when and how. Anyone can order a copy of a death certificate in the UK, as long as you have the basic details required for the application.

Further Reading: Do You Need a Death Certificate for a Funeral in UK?


Help! I’ve lost the death certificate

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Our team of experts specializes in UK certificate replacements, and we know the process inside and out. We guarantee fast delivery of your replacement document without delays.

If you have lost or misplaced the death certificate and require a copy, you can order one quickly and without stress. Our simple application form asks questions that you will generally know the answers to as a relative.

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