How to Register a Person's Death?            


WHEN THE DEATH DID NOT OCCUR IN A HOSPITAL OR CLINIC OR IN A SIMILAR INSTITUTION.

PROCEDURES:

1.  Registration shall be made in the Office of the Civil Registrar of the Municipality where it occurred within thirty (30) days from the time of death.

2.  It shall be the responsibility of the nearest relative or person who has knowledge of the death to report the same within twenty four (24) hours if the deceased died without medical attendant.

3. The applicant or any person or nearest relative who has the knowledge of death shall provide the following information:

  •       Name of the Decease (First Name, Middle Name, Last Name)
  •       Sex of the Decease
  •       Religion of the Decease
  •       Place of Death (House No.,Street, Barangay,City or Municipality, Province)
  •       Date of Death (Day/Month/Year)
  •       Residence of the decease (House No.,Street, Barangay, Municipality, Province)
  •       Civil Status of the decease
  •       Occupation of the decease


4.  When all the needed information has been provided, the applicant of the        said registration should sign the Certificate of Death.

5.  The health officer shall examine the deceased and shall certify as to the cause of death then affix his signature in the appropriate box and shall order its registration in the Office of the Civil Registrar.

6.  When the document is accepted for registration, the date of receipt,  the LCR Registry Number  shall be recorded in the space provided in the document and properly signed by the person who prepared the  registration and the person receiving the registration of death which is the Municipal Civil Registrar.

7.  After the registration, the Civil Registrar shall distribute copies of the document bearing the civil registry number to the following: the first copy to the registrant; second copy to the Office of the Civil Registrar General (NSO); third copy shall be retained in the Office of the City/Municipal Registrar; the fourth copy to the attendant at death.

WHEN THE DEATH OCCURRED IN A HOSPITAL OR CLINIC OR IN A SIMILAR INSTITUTION

PROCEDURES:

1. When the death occurred in a hospital or clinic or in a similar institution,  it shall be the responsibility of the physician who last attended the deceased or the administrator of the hospital or clinic where the person died to prepare the proper Death Certificate and certify as to the cause of death.

2. The applicant or any person or nearest relative who has knowledge of the death shall provide the following information.

      a. Name of the Decease (First Name, Middle Name, Last Name)
      b. Sex of the Decease
      c. Religion of the Decease
      d. Place of Death (Clinic/Hospital/Institution/Municipality, Province)
      e. Date of Death (Day/Month/Year)
      f.  Residence of the Decease (House No.,Street, Barangay, Municipality, Province.
      g. Civil Status of the decease
      h. Occupation of the decease

3. When all the needed information has been provided, the applicant of the said registration should sign the Certificate of Death.

4. The Death Certificate shall then be forwarded to the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar where the death occurred.

5. The health officer shall review or examine the Certificate of Death and then affix his signature in the appropriate box and shall order its registration in the Office of the Civil Registrar.

6. Upon the receipt of the Certificate of Death, the Municipal Civil Registrar shall indicate the date when he received the document and assigned a registry number and shall sign over his printed name in the appropriate space in the Certificate of Death.

7. After registration, the Civil Registrar shall distribute copies of the documents to the following: first copy to the registrant; second copy to the Office of the Civil Registrar General (NSO); the third copy shall be retained for filling; and fourth copy to the attendant at death.

 

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