Dealing with the aftermath of a death is never easy; particularly if the deceased is a relative or a close friend.
If you are faced with this situation and have to take on the arrangements, then there are a number of essential steps you need to take to make the process easier and efficient.
- Notifying the Authorities
- Inform the family GP (if the death occurred at a residential address)
- The family doctor is the most likely person to provide and sign a cause of death certification, which will be necessary in order to register the death
- Register the death at the local Registrar Office (as soon as possible)
Before attending the Registrar office, an appointment must usually be made and you will need to obtain a certificate from the doctor who attended the deceased during their last illness. We can do this for you; call us on 0208 570 7978 and ask for the Funeral Director.
If the death occurred at a hospital, you will also be given a release form that we require for our paperwork.
Once the death has been registered, the Registrar will issue you with: –
- A Certificate for Burial (known as the green form)
- A Certificate for Registration of Death
You will require as much as possible of the following documentation or information: –
- Death Certificate
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
- NHS Medical Card
- The deceased’s full name
- Their last address
- Their occupation
- The details of surviving spouse or civil partner (if applicable)
- Whether they were receiving any state benefits
IICC Funeral Department endeavours to provide you with a simple, efficient and lower-cost Funeral Care Service where the quality will never be compromised.
Our Services are as follows:
- Ambulance (Transportation)
- Funeral Prayers
- Flower bookings
- Limousine (Hire)
If you require any further services or need more information on what we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us.