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Registering a death

British Consul and High Commission registration of deaths

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

During the year following the registration, a copy of the entry is sent to the General Register Office, and certificates are available from there.

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

Can we please amend the contact details on the above page to:

Overseas Registration Unit, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, PO Box 6255
Milton Keynes, MK10 1XX

legalisationenquiries@fco.gov.uk

03700 00 22 44 between 12:00 to 16:00 Monday to Friday.

There are certain countries where a death cannot be registered with the British authorities. They include:

  • 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

Telephone: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Email: registeroffice@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 3141

Building opening times: 9.15am–4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)
Cheylesmore Manor House
Manor House Drive
Coventry
CV1 2ND

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