You must now attend a death registration appointment in person at the office you have selected.
Unless the death has been referred to the coroner, it is a legal requirement to register the death within five days. However, we are currently experiencing a high level of staff sickness. This has severely impacted the number of appointments we are able to offer. It will take longer than usual to get an appointment. Please don't worry if you can't get an appointment within five days, book the next available appointment.
The Surrey Registration Service realises the difficulties you face at this time and we endeavour to provide a sympathetic, helpful and considerate service to you. Our information is intended to offer you help and guidance about some of the things that you need to do from the moment a bereavement occurs, as well as providing details of groups and contacts that may assist you over the next few days and weeks.