The Coroner will issue a ‘Coroner’s Interim Certificate of Death’ once an inquest has been opened or an investigation formally commenced. This allows the funeral to be organised and to enable administration of the estate.

The death cannot be registered, and a final death certificate obtained until after the investigation or inquest has been concluded.

Once the inquest has taken place the Coroner will issue paperwork to the Register Office who will register the death. The Register Office will let you know when the death is to be registered and advise you of how to order certificates if required.