How to register a death in Waltham Forest Click to get info
Once you get the cause of death certificate, you’ll need to make an appointment to officially register the death.
The quickest way is using this simple online form
Or you can phone 020 8496 3000 (9am to 5pm)
But remember, if the death has been reported to a coroner you can’t register until they give you permission.
Where to register
Deaths in Waltham Forest are registered at Whipps Cross Hospital .
On the day of your appointment
- you’ll need to bring some official identification for yourself and the deceased. This could be a passport or birth certificates
- bring along the cause of death certificate
- parking is limited, so please try to arrive 10 minutes before your appointment
Emergency burial or cremation certificates
If you need to get an Emergency Burial or Cremation Certificate out of hours for a burial within 24 hours, this is available at Walthamstow Central Library, Walthamstow High Street, London, E17 7JN between 10am to 3pm. This service is not provided on Christmas Day. It will, however be available from 10am to 12pm on Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday.
What happens next Click to get info
The registrar will complete the official registration with you.
You’ll then get your death certificates and a green form to pass on to the undertakers.
They’ll also tell you about the Tell Us Once service. It’s a way you to inform government departments (such as DWP and local councils) about your loss, all at the same time.
Register a death outside of Waltham Forest Click to get info
If the person has died outside of Waltham Forest, you can find out how to register using the GOV.uk website.
It will tell you:
- how to register a death in the UK or abroad
- who can register a death
- what you need to bring
- what documents you’ll receive from the registrar
How much does it cost Click to get info
Official death certificates cost are £11 per copy. You can order these using your credit or debit card when you book your appointment to register.
You can order more on the day you register if you like.
If you need more certificates after this day you can order more using the copy certificate information. Though they will cost more.
Help with completing online forms Click to get info
Contact Click to get info
For more information
Phone 020 8496 3000 (9am to 5pm)
Or you can complete an online enquiry form to contact the Registry Office.
If you need a burial certificate out of hours for a burial within 24 hours
- call 020 8496 3000
- between 10am to 12pm
This service is not provided on Easter Sunday and Christmas Day but will be provided between 9am to 11am on Boxing Day and New Year's Day