What should I do if a relative or friend dies?

There are 3 things you must do in the first few days after someone dies.

  1. Get a medical certificate from a GP or hospital doctor. You’ll need this to register the death.
  2. Register the death within 5 days (8 days in Scotland). You’ll then get the documents you need for the funeral.
  3. Arrange the funeral – you can use a funeral director or arrange it yourself.

For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/overview


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