What you need to register a death All appointments must be in person. Before the appointment The medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD) has to be emailed to email@example.com before you can book an appointment. Contact the medical practitioner, bereavement suite or funeral director who emailed the MCCD to check they have received the auto-response from us. As soon as you know that the MCCD has been received by us you can book an appointment to register a death. For the appointment You will need: the person’s NHS number the person’s birth certificate, if possible the name, email and address of your funeral director The registrar will ask for the person's: date and place of death full name (and any other names they used or maiden name) home address and postcode date and place of birth last job their spouse’s full name and job Once this is done, the registrar will: hand you the ‘green form’. You need to give this to your funeral director. This is needed to plan the burial or cremation give you your certificate(s) Make sure you order enough death certificates. You will need these when you are arranging the finances of the person who has died and may need to give them to banks, insurance or pension companies and to the administrator of the will. If you use the Tell Us Once service this will reduce the number of certificates you need. There’s no fee for registering the death.