Death Certificate


  What is a Death Certificate and Why is it essential ?


A Death Certificate is a document issued by the Government to the nearest relatives of the deceased, stating the date, fact and cause of death. It is essential to register death to prove the time and date of death, to establish the fact of death for relieving the individual from social, legal and official obligations, to enable settlement of property inheritance, and to authorise the family to collect insurance and other benefits.




As per rules, the births, deaths and still-births will have to be registered within 21 days at the place of occurrence. 


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Beyond the prescribed time limit, if a registration is done, it is accepted with a payment of penalty up to a period of one year. If a registration is to be done beyond the period of one year, it will be registered only on receipt of a judicial order from a Magistrate and with penalty.



The forms have to be asked for in the above offices and obtained.


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  Application Format


Death Certificate Application Format