Change or cancel a presumption of death certificate
You can make a claim to cancel (‘revoke’) or change (‘vary’) the details of a declaration of presumed death from the High Court if you can prove the missing person:
- is still alive
- died at a time earlier or later than the time of death in the original declaration
You can also make a claim if you can prove there are other circumstances that mean the declaration of presumed death should be cancelled or changed.
It costs £480 to change or cancel a declaration of presumed death. Read the fees leaflet to find out when you might not have to pay
Make a claim for a declaration of presumed death
You can make a claim yourself or use a legal representative.