In Stoke-on-Trent you can register a death at the register office in Hanley or at the Royal Stoke University Hospital with a registrar based in the PALS office in the main building. You will need to make an appointment to register a death (contact details below).
The registrar will give you:
- a certificate for burial or cremation (known as the green form) – this allows the funeral to take place. Sometimes a coroner will issue an alternative certificate allowing the burial or cremation to take place
- a certificate of registration of death (Form BD8/344) is for social security purposes
- a death certificate, there is a fee for this and you can buy additional death certificates if required