When a loved one passes away it can cause tremendous hurt and pain. It can be difficult to even think about the process involved in registering his or her death despite its necessity. Here is some important information you will need to register someone's death in T&T.
Who can register a death?
Every death in Trinidad and Tobago must be registered. Under the Births and Death Registration Act Chapter 44:01, one of the following persons has a legal obligation to register a death:
Where do you register a death?
Deaths are registered by designated District Registrars located throughout Trinidad and Tobago. District Registrars are also located at the following public hospitals:
How to register a death?
To affect such registration properly, you will need to provide the following documents to the District Registrar:-
There is no charge to register a death.
How to do a Late Registration of a Death (after one year of death).
Step 1: Make an appointment at the Ministry of the Attorney and Legal Affairs for the late registration of the death.
Step 2: Obtain approval from the Civil Registry for the late registration.
If you are doing the registration after one (1) year of the death, you will be required to obtain approval for late registration by submitting the following documents to the Civil Registry on the day of your appointment:
Where do I obtain the death certificate?
Certificates can be ordered online at the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs website HERE.
Certificates can also be ordered at the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs at the Registrar General’s Department located at:
Important Notice: This post does not constitute or provide legal advice. Always consult with a suitably qualified attorney-at-law on any legal problem or issue.
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