What is an interim death certificate?

The Coroner will issue an interim death certificate if there is going to be an inquest or criminal court proceedings. He or she will also issue permission for the funeral to go ahead. The interim death certificate can be used to notify asset holders and other organisations of the death and to make an application for probate.

A full death certificate is released at the conclusion of the inquest or criminal court proceedings. At this stage the death can be registered.

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