What to do if someone dies abroad
You must first decide where the funeral is going to take place.
Then take the death certificate issued by the foreign registration authority to the registrar of the district in which the burial or cremation is taking place, along with a translation. You will need to make an appointment to do this. Your funeral director will be able to advise you.
The registrar will issue a document called a ‘Certificate of no liability to register’. This is the document that will be given to the funeral director in order to allow the funeral to proceed.
The registrar may have to report the death to the coroner in order to properly establish the cause of death.
Further information regarding arranging a funeral in North Lincolnshire or repatriation of a deceased person from abroad can be found here
The Register Office is open
Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
You can contact us
In person – Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN16 1AB
By email – email@example.com
By telephone – 01724 298555
If you need to contact a registrar in an emergency outside office hours, please call the CCTV Centre on 01724 276444
They will contact us on your behalf and arrange for you to be called back.