A death must be registered within five days unless the Coroner is involved or unless you cannot obtain a medical certificate of death. To register you will take the medical certificate, with the patient's medical card (if available), birth certificate and marriage certificate to the registrars.
The death should be registered at a Register Office within the area where the deceased passed away and you will be issued documents.
You can also register a death by declaration at a register office closer to where you live, but you will possibly have to wait for the documentation for longer as this will need to be filled out by the register office nearest to where your relative died and that paperwork will be sent on to your local register office.
This paperwork includes a death certificate and copies should be obtained so that you can close bank accounts, insurance policies etc.A burial or cremation will then be authorised through the issue of a Disposal Certificate, or a Green Form, which you will need to bring to the funeral directors for the funeral to take place and if the death occurs in hospital we will need the green form to bring the deceased into our care.