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We realise that this is a very difficult time for you. In this section there is information and guidance aimed at helping you through the registration process.
Any death which occurs in Scotland must be registered at any Registration Office in Scotland within 8 days.
Please phone to book an appointment using the details at the bottom of this page.
The death can be registered by:
When someone has died we can help you tell the people who need to know. Tell Us Once is a free government service that allows you to report a death when you suffer a bereavement and need to tell central and local government.
Please see our Tell Us Once - Death service page for more information.
When the registration is complete the registrar will give you:
If you do not use the Tell Us Once service to inform the Department for Work and Pensions we will issue form BD8 so you can notify them yourself. This is free of charge.
The doctor or medical professional who issues the medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) may have mentioned a review of the contents of the certificate. Healthcare Improvement Scotland will independently review a random sample of medical certificates of cause of death (MCCD) which have been certified by a doctor. This means that, if the MCCD you bring in to the registrar is selected for review, there may be a short delay and the registration cannot be completed until the review is finished.
Please refer to Health Improvement Scotland's Q&A page for more information.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that all organisations that pay you a benefit/credit or provide a service to you have correct and up to date information about you.
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