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You can register a death at any of the Hampshire Registry Offices if the death occurred in Hampshire, or any of the Wiltshire Registry Offices if the death occurred in Wiltshire. Please telephone to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend a Register Office in the relevant county, you may make a death declaration at any Register Office in England or Wales. The declaration will then be sent to the Register Office in the area where the death occurred and the death certificates, together with the authority allowing the funeral director to proceed with funeral arrangements will be sent to you by post. This may cause a delay in arranging the funeral.
A death should preferably be registered by a close relative of the deceased (Note: an ex-wife or ex-husband does not qualify to register a death as a ‘relative of the deceased’). However, if there are no relatives, it is possible for someone else to register, for example
The registration officer will ask you to provide the following details (the questions the registrar will ask appear in full on the back of the envelope for the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death if supplied by the Doctor):
You will also be asked if the deceased was receiving any pensions or allowances from public funds (e.g. Teachers, Civil Service or Armed Forces) and, if so, to supply the relevant pension reference number. This might include pensions from previous employment, or sickness and retirement pensions.
It is important that the information recorded in the death register is correct. If any mistake is made, for example in the spelling of a name or surname or in the description of the deceased’s occupation, it can be difficult to put it right after you have signed the register. You should, therefore, check the particulars in the entry very carefully before you sign.
Please call 0300 555 1392
For information and to make an appointment you can telephone the Hampshire Registration Service between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9.30am to 4.00pm on Saturdays.
RG21 4AN (For sat nav use RG21 4AH)
Please call 0300 003 4569 to make an appointment. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00am-4.00pm; Wednesday 10.00am-4.00pm
The Council House
3 – 5 Snuff Street
Tel 01225 713007
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