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Cremation forms and guidance

Forms for applying for a cremation, including certificates and authorisation forms for doctors, funeral directors and crematorium managers.

This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

The cremation guidance below has been revised to reflect the temporary changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020 which came into force on 26 March 2020.

The forms remain unchanged - the link to the form for confirming details of the cremation certificate (form Cremation 5) has been removed

The amended Regulations and revised guidance will be in force until further notice.

Guidance for cremation forms

The below documents provide guidance that applies during any period when the Regulations are amended by the Coronavirus Act. This revised guidance applies to all cremations during that period. We will return the links to previous guidance when the period ends.

The revised guidance comes with pink covers distinguishing it from the previous blue covered guidance which should not be used during this period.

Cremation forms

Published 2 January 2010
Last updated 3 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Revised guidance published to reflect the temporary changes to the Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 provided for in the Coronavirus Act 2020.

  2. First published.