Death of a person should be reported within 21 days from the date of death. After registration, death certificate will be issued by the office in which the death is registered, after submitting application with affidavit. Death certificates in Delhi are issued by the local bodies namely MCD, NDMC, Delhi Cantonment Board, within 7 days from the date of receipt of application from the applicant, provided the death has already been registered
Sample Format of Affidavit for Death Certificate is as under.
BEFORE THE REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS ________________
AFFIDAVIT IN AN APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION NO ____ OF 20__
I_______________ , aged _____ years, S/o _____________________, Resident of __________________ ________________, the Deponent, do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as under:-
1. My Father died a peaceful and natural death on ________
2. I have already applied for the Certificate of Administration of the estate left behind by my deceased mother as I am her only surviving legal representative.
3. For the purpose of issuing the aforesaid certificate, the Administrator-General of has directed the production of a certificate of death of my deceased father from the competent authority.
4. The death of my father has been duly notified to the Registrar.
5. It is, therefore, just and necessary that the Registrar may be pleased to issue a Death Certificate in respect of my father's death, so that I can produce the same before the aforesaid Administrator-General to obtain the certificate of Administration.
I, ____________ the Deponent above named do hereby verify that the contents of the above Affidavit are true and correct to my personal knowledge and nothing material has been concealed or falsely stated.
Verified at New Delhi on this day ___of _________20__.
How to apply for a death certificate?
You must first register death to apply for a death certificate. The death has to be registered with the concerned local authorities within 21 days of its occurrence, by filling up the form prescribed by the registrar. A death certificate is then issued after proper verification.
Documents required for death certificate
The application form which you are required to fill is usually available with
the area's local body authorities, or with the registrar who maintains the
register of deaths.
You might also need to submit proof of birth of the deceased, an affidavit specifying the date and time of death, a copy of the ration card, and the required fee in the form of court fee stamps.
How to Get death certificate
Death certificate can be obtained after the registration by submitting an application on plain paper to the concerned area registrar/sub-registrar giving the following details:
- Date of death
- Sex i.e. male or female
- Place of death
- Name of hospital/nursing home/medical institutions
- Residential address in case of domiciliary death
- Father's Name
- Mother's Name