Register a death at Newham Registry Offices.
Registering a death in Newham registry offices is a legal requirement before a funeral can take place. Normally, only a death which occurred in Newham would be registered at Newham Registry Offices. You might find the video about registering a death on the home page useful first.
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Where are Newham Registry Offices?
The death must be registered with the registry offices of district in which it happened. If it was in Newham, then register the death at the Newham Register Offices. Appointments are not needed.
But before you visit the Newham registry offices, do watch the helpful video on the home page (if you haven’t already done so) and download the information you will need to supply Newham Registry Offices with concerning the death in Newham.
If Newham Register Offices are not easy for you to get to, you can go to any register office in England and Wales. However, this will cause a delay as the death still has to be registered at Newham Registry Offices, so all the papers will have to be send by the other Registry Office to Newham before the death is formally registered and the authorisation for the funeral can be released.
Newham register office must be formally notified of any death in Newham within 5 days unless the coroner is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death. Coroners investigations are quite usual and may happened simply bacuse the GP is on holiday and can’t sign the detah certificate, so don’t be alarmed.)
Newham Registry Offices are open:
Monday to Friday – 9.30 to 4.30pm (Wednesday 10.30am to 4.30pm)
No appointment is required.
If it is important – for religious reasons – to make rapid arrangements for a funeral, the Newham Register Office operates a limited service at weekends and on public holidays – see under the normal contact details).
Telephone: 020 8430 3616 Fax: 020 8430 3127 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newham Registration Service
London Borough of Newham, 207 Plashet Grove, East Ham, London E6 1BT
An emergency initial registration service is available Saturday afternoons on 07801244805 from 12pm to 4pm, and from 9am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. This is normally only used where burial is urgent for religious reasons, and formal registration must still take place.
Who can register a death with Newham Registry Office?
Usually a relative but alternatively the following people can also register a death:
· a person present at the time of death.
· the occupier of the premises who was aware of the death happening.
· the person arranging the funeral (but not the funeral director).
If English is not the first language of the person registering the death, why not take a friend to act as interpreter. However, the friend may NOT register the death (unless they qualify as above.)
Information you must supply when registering a death in Newham.
(If you have downloaded our factsheet above, you will be able to make a note on that, so you don’t need to read this section)
The Newham registrar will need to see the medical certificate issued by the doctor showing the cause of death. If the death has been referred to the coroner, the Coroner’s Office will advise you on what to do.
Additionally the Newham registrar will need to know:
· the date and place of death
· the full name and surname of the deceased
· the maiden surname (if applicable, and if it is different from their married name)
· the deceased person’s date and place of birth
· the deceased person’s occupation
· the usual address of the deceased
· the full names and occupation of her husband if the person who died was a married woman, or a widow .
· the date of birth of the surviving widow/widower if the person who died was married.
The Newham Registrar will give you:
You will get the following documents once the registration is complete:
- Death certificate – copies issued at the time are £4 each, £20 later, so order plenty!
- Certificate for burial or cremation – to allow the funeral to take place.
- Certificate for Social Security benefits – to go to the Department of Social Security. The form serves a dual purpose; details of the death are given on one side and the other side is the application for applicable claim forms.