A Death Certificate is a legal document issued by a government agency, in the UK this is done by the local Registrar of Birth Deaths and Marriages (RBDM). Generally, the closest RBDM is responsible for supplying the death certificate of an individual that has passed in the surrounding area.
Also note, that depending on the location, the name of the RBDM will vary slightly. For example, in Scotland, it is called the Registrar General for Scotland and in Northern Ireland, it’s called the General Register Office for Northern Ireland.
The Death Certificate should include the following information concerning the deceased:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Next of kin
- Cause of death
- Signature of the attending physician or medical examiner that pronounced the individual dead
The full name of the person who registered the death