Registering a Death

When a person dies, the family must report the death to the Registrar of Births and Deaths. They must do this as soon as the family gets a death certificate from the doctor.
To register a death you need to get a certificate of cause of death from a doctor. Then the funeral undertaker needs to complete certain sections on the form. Finally the form needs to be submitted to the nearest Home Affairs Office.

For more detailed information on how to register a death, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

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The content on this page was last updated on 15 February 2019