Can you get someone's death certificate?

Under UK law, death certificates are public records. This means that any person can order a death certificate.


It is possible to get someone’s death certificate by providing the minimum mandatory information on our online order form.


Anyone can order someone else’s certificate, as long as they have sufficient and accurate information. All that is required is the information requested on the order form.


There is no restriction in obtaining certified copies of records from England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. This is good news for people like family historians, researchers and genealogists.


Deaths can also be recorded overseas. Where a death occurs overseas it must be registered with a British consulate of the country where the death took place. The UK authorities overseas will provide a local death certificate at the time of registration; however it is advisable to check that the registration of death is also recorded in the UK as this will make the process of obtaining an overseas death certificate easier.


The most effective way to get the obtain a copy of a death certificate is for you to order online. Simply complete all the relevant fields on the order form and the order will be processed accordingly.


To find out more about our replacement death certificate service, click here.

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