Death - registering

British Consul and High Commission registration of deaths

There are certain countries where death registrations may be made for British subjects overseas. The British Consul or High Commission may register the deaths and issue certificates.

During the year following the registration, a copy of the entry is sent to the General Register Office, when certificates would be obtainable from here also.

If you wish to apply for this form of registration, or would like further information, please contact:

Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
Consular and Passport Section, 1 Palace Street, London SW1E 5HE
Telephone: 020 7238 4567 (mornings only 09:30 - 12:30)

There are certain countries where a death cannot be registered with the British authorities. There is a high standard of civil registration in these countries, some of which are listed below;

  • Ascension Is.
  • Australia
  • Nevis
  • St.Helena
  • South Africa
  • Turks and Cacos Is.
  • Virgin Is (UK)
  • Zimbabwe
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Cayman Is.
  • Christmas Is.
  • Falkland Is.
  • Gibraltar

Register office

Cheylesmore Manor House, Manor House Drive, Coventry, CV1 2ND


Tel: 024 7683 3141

Fax: 024 7683 3110