In many of the procedures, a certified copy, or an extract, of a death certificate is required to prove a death. These are obtained from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Instead of applying online, a death certificate or extract may be requested by mail. In this case, sufficient details should be sent, such as the deceased's name, address and age and the date and place of death.
It takes about three days to obtain a certificate or extract if requested personally and about ten days if requested by mail. Check here for the current fee payable.
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