Registering a death
On the event of a death, it must be registered in the area where it occurred, although it is possible to register the death in another area. The process of registering a death involves a short interview with a Registrar in a Registrars Office. The registrar’s office in Wigan is as follows:
Wigan Council, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend, Wigan, WN1 1NH 01942 489003
Consultations with registrars are by appointment only and you must produce the relevant information and documents to register a death. Personal information about the deceased required includes:
The Registrar will also require the following documents:
In the event a coroner is involved, the issuing of a death certificate can be delayed. A coroner is involved when there is to be a post mortem examination or inquest into the death.
A death certificate will not be issued until the coroner has conducted the examination or inquest. This can take some time and can have an effect on the funeral plans.
Only certain people can register the death. These include any relative of the deceased, any person present at the death, any person who lives in the house where the person died, or any person arranging the funeral, other than the funeral director.
On completion of registering a death the registrar will issue you with two certificates. One of these is a white certificate to be filled out and given to the social security office in the areas the person has died. The other certificate is green and should be given to us as soon as possible along with the appropriate articles of clothing you wish your loved one to rest in.
Should you wish to contact your local registrar then please use one of the following links below:
Who can I talk to?
Our staff at R Banks & Son will be on hand for you every step of the way to offer caring support at this difficult time, however if you feel like you need additional support then you can visit any of the links below to seek extra help and advice.
What you need to do when someone dies
Help in choosing the right type of funeral
Our locations throughout the borough