If your loved one passes away expectedly at home, the first thing to do is contact their doctor. The doctor will need to attend to verify the death. This must be done before contacting your chosen funeral directors.
The doctor who has visited your loved one will then need to complete the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death. This will usually be completed when the doctor visits your home; however it is usual for the doctor to complete this at the surgery where you will then need to collect it.
Once you have the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death you then need to book an appointment with the registrar in the sub-district of which the death occurred. This is where you will obtain your official death certificates and your ‘Green Certificate’. The Green Certificate needs to be given to your chosen funeral director as soon as possible.