Death certificate

Death certificate

Death certificate

Who registers the death?

The funeral director, person responsible for the burial or cremation, or their authorised agent, must notify Births, Deaths and Marriages of the death within three working days of the burial or cremation.

How much does it cost to register a death?

There is no charge for registration.

How do I get a copy of a New Zealand death certificate?

Contact Births, Deaths and Marriages on 0800 22 77 77 or alternatively download the attached form from the Internal Affairs website here.

How long does it take to get a death certificate?

The registration process takes up to four working days.

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