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Catford Branch
3 Southend Lane
Catford
London
SE6 3AB

Telephone:-
0208 719 0910

 Fax:-
0203 137 7389
 

email: catford@funerals.london

Biggin Hill Branch

224 Main Road
Biggin Hill
Kent
TN16 3BD

Telephone:-
01959 573 838

 Fax:-
0203 137 7389

email: bigginhill@funerals.london

Bromley Branch

54A Widmore Road
Bromley
Kent
BR1 3BD

Telephone:-
0208 719 0917

 Fax:-
0203 137 7389

email: bromley@funerals.london

West Wickham
18 High Street
West Wickham
Kent
BR4 0NJ

Telephone:-
0208 777 0941

 Fax:-
0203 137 7389

email: wwickham@funerals.london

Lewisham
54 Ladywell Road
Lewisham
London
SE13 7UZ

Telephone:-
0208 314 0995 

 Fax:-
0203 137 7389

email: lewisham@funerals.london

Eltham
54 Eltham High Street
Eltham
London
SE9 1BT

Telephone:-
0208 859 6344 

 Fax:-
0203 137 7389

email: eltham@funerals.london
                               

Registering a Death

When & Where to Register a Death

In England and Wales, you normally need to register the death within five days. It's best to go to the register office in the area in which the person died, otherwise it may take longer to get the necessary documents and this could delay the funeral arrangements. The appointment will typically take about half an hour.

Who Can Register a Death

If the person died in a house or hospital, the death can be registered by:

  • a relative
  • someone present at the death
  • an occupant of the house
  • an official from the hospital
  • the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors (but not the funeral directors themselves)

Deaths that occurred anywhere else can be registered by:

  • a relative
  • someone present at the death
  • the person who found the body
  • the person in charge of the body
  • the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors (but not the funeral directors themselves)

Most deaths are registered by a relative. The registrar would normally only allow other people if there are no relatives available.

Documents

When registering a death, you'll need to take the following:

  • medical certificate of the cause of death (signed by a doctor)

And if available:

  • birth certificate
  • marriage/civil partnership certificates
  • NHS Medical Card

Information

You’ll need to tell the registrar:

  • the person’s full name at time of death
  • any names previously used, including maiden surname
  • the person’s date and place of birth (town and county if born in the UK and country if born abroad)
  • their last address
  • their occupation
  • the full name, date of birth and occupation of a surviving spouse or civil partner
  • whether they were receiving a state pension or any other state benefit

Local Registry Offices

Visits are usually by appointment only so please telephone prior to visting.

Lewisham Register Office
368 Lewisham High Street
Lewisham
London SE13 6LQ
T: 0208 690 2128
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Bromley Register Office
The Civic Centre
Stockwell Close
Bromley
Kent BR1 3UH
T: 0208 313 4666
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Greenwich Register Office
Wellington Street
Woolwich
London SE18 6PW
T: 0208 921 5016
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Bexley Register Office
The Manor House
The Green
Sidcup
Kent DA14 6BW
T: 0208 300 4537
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