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What is the purpose of a Death Certificate?

by Robert White

A death certificate is a legal document issued by the government, containing information such as the identity of the deceased, along with the date, time, location and cause of death. The death certificate is issued soon after death, and it is necessary to have possession of this document in order to make funeral arrangements.

How can you obtain a death certificate?

In some countries, a death certificate is considered as a public document, and can be acquired by any close relative of the deceased person. However, in other countries, only a legal representative, such as a spouse, parent, sibling or child can obtain the certified copy of the death certificate. To obtain a death certificate, an individual must be a legal representative or a close relation of the deceased. You must submit an application in order to obtain the certificate. The applicant will need to submit their birth certificate, as proof of the relationship to the deceased – for example, the applicant’s birth certificate would demonstrate they were the child or sibling of the deceased, and therefore qualified to act as a legal representative.  Alternately, you can  request the death certificate through a funeral home by contacting the funeral director, or through the state or country where the person has died.

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What information should be included in a death certificate?

A death certificate is filed jointly by two main parties – a medical certifier and a professional funeral home director. The medical certifier will confirm the identity of the deceased, the cause of death and the time of death. The funeral director is responsible for handling the body after death in preparation for burial or cremation

The death certificate includes personal information about the dead person. This part of the certificate is filled in by a close relation or a knowledgeable person. The relevant information includes the full name of the deceased, their security number, date of birth, place of birth, current residential address, marital status, name of guardian (if available), gender, race and the name of industry where the person was employed.

Can you find a death certificate online?

Yes, you can obtain the death certificate online, although you will have to search for the service providers that provide the death records online. It is possible that those records are not official so if you need the certificate for benefits or settlement, then you must obtain a certified copy. This process is different than obtaining an official death certificate. Some agencies provide the records quickly. You will need to find the online service providers in your country to obtain the records.

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