A death should be registered within 5 days.
A stillbirth should be registered within 42 days.
Where did it happen?
Deaths in Merton
To register a death at Merton Register Office you will need to book an appointment either by telephone 020 8274 5777 or online:
Book an appointment to register a death
What to bring
Unless the coroner has been involved in the circumstances of the death you must bring with you a 'medical cause of death certificate' from a certifying doctor.
It would be helpful if you could bring the medical card relating to the person that has died and any birth certificate / marriage certificate and passport for that person.
It is not essential to bring these documents but it would be helpful to us to ensure that the correct details are registered.
Paperwork issued following registration
Certificate for Burial or Cremation (also known as the Green Form)
This form is for you to take to the funeral director so that the funeral can take place. In some circumstances this form will be issued direct from the Coroner. There is no charge for the issue of this form.
Certificate of Registration of Death (also known as Form BD8/344)
This form is for social security purposes. Please refer to the notes shown on the back of this form. You will need to complete this form and return it to your local social security office. There is no charge for the issue of this form.
Standard Death Certificate
A death certificate is a certified copy of the entry in the death register. These will be required for banks, building societies, solicitors, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
The Registrar will also offer you some useful leaflets which may assist you at this time. The registration staff are there to help you - please ask them for any advice and guidance which you require.
Fees for death certificates
If the event occurred in Merton we can produce copies of certificates for the following fees:
| At registration || £11.00||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Standard 5 day|| £11.00 ||£2.50||£8.00||£10.00||£11.00|
| 24 hour || £35.00||£2.50||£8.00||£10.00||£11.00|
| 1 hour|| £45.00||Collection only|||||||
Please contact us to place an order.
If the event occurred more than 6 months ago you can also order a copy certificate online from the General Register Office website.
Stillbirths in Merton
To register a stillbirth at Merton Register Office please telephone 020 8274 5777 to book an appointment.
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm, except for the third Thursday of every month when the office closes at 12.30pm.
Merton Register Office
Morden Park House
Map of Merton Register Office
Telephone: 020 8274 5777
Fax: 020 8648 0433