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Registration of Death Procedure

An outline is listed below to help ease the registration process.

  • Registration

    As from 13th May 2015, a registration may undergo a one day or three day review by the Medical Review Team in Edinburgh.

    The registrar will inform you of this process at the time of registration - (not beforehand) and whether the deceased's registration is chosen for this review.
    A clear time span must be allowed after this registration appointment if chosen.

  • Appointment

    An appointment must be made via Scottish Borders Council or any other Scottish registrar (if death in Scotland).

    Please phone: 0300 100 1800 - Option 3.

    The person handling the call will give you any available day and times for all Scottish Borders Council Registration Offices.

    Scottish Borders Registration of Births Marriages and Deaths Website 

Tell Us Once Service

**A separate sheet detailing the 'TELL US ONCE' service is available on request. This paper gives all items that the registrar can phone the appropriate bereavement agency and cancel on your behalf. You can do this likewise in your own home once you get the contact number from the registrar.

  • Who may give particulars to a registrar

    The duty to provide the particulars for registration rests principally with a relative of the deceased, but if no such relative is available the duty may be performed by any person present at the death, or the deceased's executor or other legal representative, or the occupier of the premises where the death took place.

Particulars required to give to Registrar

  • 1. The full name, occupation and postal address of the deceased person,and his/hers date and country of birth.

  • 2. If deceased was married man, in a registered civil partnership , widowed, a surviving civil partner, divorced, or his previous civil partnership was dissolved or annulled the full name of his wife or former wife, civil partner or former civil partner is required.

  • 3. If the deceased was a married woman, in a registered civil partnership, widowed, a surviving civil partner, divorced, or her previous civil partnership was dissolved or annulled, the full name of her husband or former husband, civil partner or former civil partner will be required.

  • 4. If the deceased had been married or in a registered civil partnership more than once, particulars of previous spouses or civil partners are required.

  • 5. If the deceased was married or in a registered civil partnership at the date of death, the date of birth of the surviving widow, widower or civil partner will be required.

  • 6. The full name and occupation of the deceased’s father, and the full name, maiden name and occupation of the deceased’s mother is required.

  • 7. The name and address of the deceased’s person’s doctor.

Documents To Be Taken To Registrar (If Available)

  • a. The medical certificate of cause of death (Issued by the certifying doctor)

  • b. The deceased’s Birth Certificate (if available)

  • c. The deceased's marriage certificate/s (if available)

  • d. The deceased’s National Insurance No.

  • e. The registrar will issue an abbreviated Extract of Cause of Death for insurance, banking or other administrative purposes at no cost.

  • A full extract can be obtained at the time of registration at a Cost of £10.00 - or at a later date via registrar at £15.00.
    On completion of the registration process, the registrar will issue the White Form 14 to be handed to Kyle Bros ASAP.

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