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Registration of Deaths

When a death occurs in Guernsey, a Funeral Director (Undertaker) is usually appointed by the family / next of kin, and in that case, the Funeral Director will register the death at the Greffe.

However, if preferred, the death can be registered at the Greffe by the family or the person who has superintendence of the funeral.

A Declaration of Death form is available at the Greffe and should be completed, signed and submitted to the Greffe within 5 days of the death.

Death Certificates are available at the Greffe priced £20.00 and are usually available on the next working day.

If you are currently dealing with a Funeral Director about the funeral arrangements for a recent death and/or its registration, he or she will normally be able to order and collect a death certificate on your behalf. If not or, if you need a copy of a historic death certificate, you can contact the Registry team at the Office of HM Greffier by telephone or email.