Registering a death

If there has been an unexpected death in your family and you need assistance, you can get in touch with Victoria Funeral Home Ltd.

Things you need to be aware of in the event of a death

In the event of a death, you are required to notify certain people and organisations. At Victoria Funeral Home, we understand this is a difficult period for you and are always on hand to clarify any queries you may have.

If your loved one passed away in a hospital, hospice or nursing home, somebody will get in touch with you and a doctor will issue a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. Once all the formalities have been taken care of, you will have to contact a funeral director to take care of the funeral services. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.

How To Register A Death

You’re legally required to register a death within five days in the district where it has taken place. Most registration offices have an appointment system in place and you’ll need to produce certain documents including the Certificate of Cause of Death and ideally a national insurance number. If you don’t want to go through this whole process alone, we’re more than happy to send one of our funeral directors to accompany you. We serve the local community in Aberdeen.

Where Do You Get A Death Certificate?

Before you register the death of a loved one, you may require a death certificate, this official document can be provided by different people depending on the exact way in which someone dies. If a person died in a hospital, a hospital doctor will hand you a sealed copy of the death certificate, however, in the event of a death at home, a GP will usually visit the house and issue the death certificate.

Why Is It Important To Register A Death?

Registering a death is an important and necessary step to carry out when somebody dies and it has several purposes. In the UK, it is a criminal offense not to register the death within 5 days where possible as the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages will use the information to notify government departments when someone dies, ensuring that all formalities are taken care of.

Registering a death will allow the relevant government departments and local authorities to begin handling the more complex aspects involved when someone dies such as inheritance tax processes and any housing associations involved. There may be other organisations that will need to be informed such as utility companies or building society organisations, therefore it is important to register the death as promptly as possible. For deaths in Aberdeen, contact Victoria Funeral Home Ltd today and we will help wherever we can.

What To Do After You Have Registered The Death

There are often many formalities to be carried out in the event of a death, for example, if the deceased is on the NHS organ donor register the hospital will need to be informed so that they can act accordingly. There may also be bereavement benefits to be applied, if you aren’t sure, a money advice service can assist you.

Choose The Right Funeral Directors To Help

Once the death is registered, you will need to contact your chosen funeral director to organise the funeral, burial or cremation and find out if there is a pre-paid funeral plan in place or if a life insurance policy will cover the funeral costs. For deaths in Aberdeen, our funeral directors at Victoria Funeral Home can provide the assistance you need whilst we make the necessary funeral arrangements.

Choose The Right Funeral Directors To Help

Details of registration offices

Aberdeen Registration Office

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Business hub 3
Ground floor south
Marischal college
Broad street
AB10 1AB

Telephone: 01224 522 616
Fax: 01224 346 011

Banchory Registration Office

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
The square high street,
AB31 5RW

Telephone: 01330 822 878

Stonehaven and East Kincardine Registration Office

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Arduthie road
AB39 2DQ

Telephone: 01569 768 360

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