If you have to register a death while abroad then you need to obtain certain documents for the British embassy in the country where the person had died. The following is the process and the documents needed to register the death of a Brit abroad.
Register the death with the UK authorities
|You can apply to register the death with the British High Commission or British embassy in the country where the death had occurred.You don’t have to do this, but it means:
How to register
|Download and complete a registration form.Download ‘Death registration form’ (DOC, 50KB)|
|You must provide originals and a photocopy of:
If you provide their passport you should fill out form D1.
If the passport is lost or unavailable, fill out form LS01.
|Register a death|
|Copy of a death registration certificate|
Firstly you normally have to pay fees for consular services in the local currency – these are shown in the list of consular fees. Secondly you can order copies of the registration certificate from the British high commission when you register the death. It takes about 5 working days for the death to be officially registered.