Registering a birth

You will need to register a birth at a register office within six weeks.

More information about what details you need to register a birth and details of register offices in the area:

Registering a death

To register a death, you will need a medical certificate from a doctor. Once you have this you will need to register the death within five days. It is best to do this with a register office in the area that the death took place. If you go to a register office outside the area it may take longer to get the necessary documents and slow down any funeral arrangements.

You will need the following details in order to register a death:      

  • medical certificate with the cause of death - signed by the doctor
  • date and place of the death
  • their full names and any previous names - including maiden names (with marriage certificate for evidence)
  • their usual home address and postcode
  • their date and place of birth - please bring a birth certificate, if available
  • their occupation
  • the full name, date of birth and occupation of their spouse (for a married or widowed woman) or civil partner
  • National Health Service number, medical card or Serco letter from the Health Authority

For more information visit: Suffolk County Council, how to register a death

To find a register office in the area, please visit: Gov.UK – register offices