Death Certificate


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:

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

Important Timelines:
a)    Due date for submission:Within 21 Days from the date of Death
b)    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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