Legally, a death must be registered within five days but this period may be extended under certain circumstances.

You can register the death once you have the 'Medical Certificate of Death' from the hospital or doctor. If the death is referred to the coroner's office the registration can only happen once the coroner has given permission.

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What you need to know...

If the individual died in Lambeth, you should register the death with us. If it is inconvenient for you to attend this office to register the death. Then you may go to any Register Office in England or Wales to make a declaration. The Registrar will record the information and post it to us. We will then post the death certificate to you.

For information about registering a death, and what you need to know about the registration process please read our guide