The death of a family member or friend is a difficult time.
In most cases, you won't need to apply for a death certificate because the funeral director will do it for you.
However, if you do need to apply yourself, we can only issue a death certificate after the death is registered.
Certificates for people that died over 30 years ago
If you're looking for a death certificate for someone that died over 30 years ago, you don't need to provide proof of identity or proof of eligibility. Simply select 'historical certificate' on the application form.