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Register offices opening hours vary from one district to another and most operate an appointment system. For an appointment with any of the Surrey register offices please contact us on 0300 200 1002 and an appointment will be made for you.
If you cannot go to the district where the death happened and it is more convenient to go to another, the process will take a day or two longer. This is because the information will need to be forwarded to the district where the death occurred. They will then issue and send out the death certificate and other paperwork. This may mean a slight delay to the funeral, since it is not possible for a burial or cremation to take place until the registrar has issued and you have the necessary paperwork.