Cremation: guidance for applicants

Information on how to organise a cremation, including how to apply for a cremation, declare your wishes regarding ashes, request medical certificates and declare fitted implants.


The Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 - guidance for applicants (Print version)

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This guide covers the most important things you need to do when organising a cremation, including how to:

  • make an application for the cremation
  • declare what you wish to happen to the ashes
  • choose to inspect the medical certificates
  • declare whether the person who died had any implants fitted during their lifetime
Published 19 January 2012
Last updated 6 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated.
  2. First published.