Death Certificate

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Registering a death is a legal requirement, you need to do this to obtain documents for the funeral director and for dealing with the deceased's estate.

Guidelines for filling up the form:

  • A death has to be registered within 21 days of its occurrence.
  • In the event of a failure to register a death within the stipulated period of 21 days, one has to obtain a non-objection certificate (NOC), which is issued when a Death Certificate has not been obtained for more than one year after the death.
  • The applicant can apply for the certificate at the receipt counter of the Public Facilitation Centre, Deputy Commissioner's Office.
  • The operator accepts the application and gives a computer-generated receipt of the application.
  • A printout of the certificate is taken, based on the data from the application.
  • The certificate, along with the document, is sent to the concerned officer, and upon approval of the officer through a signature, the certificate is sent back to the receipt counter to be issued to the applicant.
  • Make sure you have all the necessary documents that are listed under the "Required Documents" section and approach the Directorate of Health Service and make the application appropriately.

Eligibility criteria:

A death has to be registered within 21 days of its occurrence.

Accompanying Documents required including:

  • Scan copy of application form
  • Certificate of Death issued from Private Hospital/Nursing home (Mandatory)
  • Goanburah certificate (Mandatory)
  • Post¬mortem report (if applicable)
  • Permission for Delayed Death Registration (if applicable)
  • Any other document

Important Timelines:

  • Due date for submission: Within 21 Days from the date of Death
  • Time for processing (approximate):10 days

How to apply?

a) To apply Offline visit your nearest Public Facilitation Centre

b) Click here to apply Online

Form(s) to be filled:

Application for Death Certificate

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