Register a death that occurred outside of Haringey

A death can only be registered by the register office in the area where the death occurred.

If the death occurred outside of Haringey, you will need to get in touch with the relevant register office. 

Please note that there are no hospitals in Haringey (the North Middlesex Hospital is in Enfield and the Whittington Hospital in Islington).

You normally only have 5 days to register a death, and so it is important that you move quickly. Even if the 5 day period has passed it is still vital to register the death, and so still make an appointment.

Locate a register office outside of Haringey

To locate a register office, please visit GOV.UK (external link). The main hospitals covering Haringey and where to register/order a certificate are shown in the table below:

Table: Hospital/borough contact details

HospitalBoroughContact number
Barnet GeneralBarnet (external link)020 8359 6400
North Middlesex University / Chase FarmEnfield (external link)020 8379 8501
University College / Royal FreeCamden (external link)020 7974 1900
Whipps CrossWaltham Forest (external link)020 8496 2716
WhittingtonIslington (external link)020 7527 6350
Royal LondonTower Hamlets (external link)020 7364 7880

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Register by declaration

If you cannot travel to the area where the death occurred, it can be registered by declaration. This can be done at any register office in England or Wales - visit GOV.UK (external link) to locate a register office.

Please note that only the register office in the area of death can issue paperwork for a funeral and death certificates. No paperwork will be given to you at a death declaration appointment. If there has been an inquest, there is no need to attend a register office for a death to be registered - please contact the register office in area of death after the inquest.

If you wish to come to Haringey to register a death by declaration you will need to:

  • Obtain paperwork from the doctor that confirmed how the person died and have it on you at your appointment, or 
    • Contact the register office in the area of death and ask them to send a copy of any paperwork following a post mortem to 
  • Find out from the register office in the area of death how they want to be paid -  visit GOV.UK (external link) to locate a register office
  • Make an appointment online to come in and do a death declaration

After the appointment

The death declaration will be sent to the register office in the area of death. This register office will then register the death and issue any death certificates that have been paid for. You will need to agree with this register office how you wish to receive the certificates. This register office will issue any paperwork needed for the funeral.

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October 28, 2022

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