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