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Burial in England - coroner not involved

A burial can go ahead before the death has been registered. 

After seeing a valid cause of death, the Registrar can issue a certificate of disposal to allow burial.

Burial where coroner involved - referable death or repatriation

If a death has been referred to the coroner, the Registrar cannot issue a certificate of disposal until all documentation is received from the coroner.

For a body to be removed from England, the coroner must give written permission.

If the coroner has given written permission for the body to be removed from England, there is no legal requirement for the death to be registered before the body is removed. However, most airlines will require a death certificate to carry a body.

The Council can only register a death in normal business hours, which are Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5:00pm.

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