FOI release

FOI release: cost of registering a death abroad

Breakdown of cost of a consular death registration overseas


Breakdown of cost of registering a death

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FOI 0511-15 explains how the cost for providing Consular services is calculated. It gives the cost of providing death registrations and providing certified copies of consular birth and death registrations at British consulates in 2011 to 2012. In 2014 to 2015 the FCO registered 291 consular death registrations and issued 6247 certified copies of consular birth and death registrations. It explains that it is not mandatory to make a consular death registration and quotes “… there is no requirement for a consular death certificate – the local certificate should be sufficient for winding up the affairs and obtaining probate in the UK.”

Published 14 November 2015