Registration of death is mandatory in issue and accordance with the law of ‘Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969’.
Under this Act, the chief executive authority appointed by the Registrar in the states is responsible for statistical reports and registration work.
Death certificate can only be obtained after the Registrar has completed all the registration formalities and has undergone sufficient and detailed investigation about the scenario and occurrence of the death.
Death registration should take place within 21 days from the death of the individual. Registration within a period of 21 days and obtaining the death certificate thereafter within this time frame is free of charge. However, registration beyond the period of 21 days requires an individual to pay late registration fees. There are no charges required to be paid by an individual for the amendments or cancellation of the registration form.
You will need a death certificate for the following: