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Service Update:

Legislation has come into force that will allow death registrations to be carried out without the attendance of an informant at the Registration office.

A Medical Certificate of Cause of Death or a Certificate of Still-birth can be sent electronically from the Medical Practitioner to the General Register Office.  GRO will forward to the Registration Office in the area where the deceased lived.  Registrar will make contact with you and the family to register the death of their loved one.

For all other MCCDs already given to families please arrange to have these along with the completed GRO 73 Death Registration Form (which can be downloaded from 

Thank you for your continued support and assistance.


Guidance for Funeral Directors – Notice of Disposal GRO 27 Form

Births & Deaths Registration (NI) Order 1976, Article 30 (information about burials)

The Registrar General in Belfast directs that if a Burial takes place in Northern Ireland before the Registration of a Death it is MANDATORY for the ‘Notice of Disposal GRO 27 Form to be completed by the Funeral Director and submitted to the relevant Registration Office within 7 days of the Burial.

If the family have managed to visit the office and register the death of their loved one, Registration Staff will have given family the GRO 21 Form for you, the Funeral Director before the Funeral takes place therefore it is not necessary then to complete the GRO 27 Form.

To obtain copies of the Notice of Disposal GRO 27 Form please request from the Registration Office by emailing [email protected]
Alternatively, telephone 02871 253253.

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