Registering a Death
In order to register a death, you will need the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.
– When someone has passed away at home or in a nursing home, the GP will issue this.
– When someone has passed away in hospital, the general office at the hospital will arrange for this to be completed.
– You will not receive a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death if the death is referred to Her Majesty’s Coroner.
All deaths in England and Wales need to be registered within 5 working days with the registry office where the death occurred. Information for the Bridgend Registry Office can be found here https://www.bridgend.gov.uk/residents/births-deaths-and-marriages/registering-a-death/
The Registrar will exchange the Medical Certificate for the Certified Copy of an entry in the Register of Deaths, which is needed for official purposes like closing bank accounts etc, and a Registrars Certificate for Burial or Crematorium, known as the Green Form which needs to be passed on to ourselves in order for the funeral to take place