Registering a Death

A death registration must be made within five days of a death at the Registrar of Births and Deaths in the district where the death occurred, unless there is a Coroner's investigation, which may take longer.

Who can register a death?

A death can be registered by:

  • A relative of the deceased.
  • A person present at the death or responsible for arranging the funeral.

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What documents do I need?

You need the following documents in order to register a death:

  1. The Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death, together with the deceased person's Birth or Marriage Certificate and National ID Card.
  2. The ID Card of the person registering the death.

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What fees do I need to pay?

The fee to register a death is TT$25.00.

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How do I obtain a Death Certificate?

To obtain a death certificate, you will need to visit the Civil Registry at Registration House in Port of Spain.

Registrar General's Office
Registration House
South Quay
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel: (868) 624-1660
Opening hours:  8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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Where can I find more information?

You may obtain more information from:

Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs (AGLA) Tower 
Corner London and Richmond Streets
Port of Spain
Tel: (868) 223-2452
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays, with cashiers closing at 3:00 pm daily
You can find more information on any of the following topics on the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs' website by following the link below:

  • Issue of Death Certificate
  • Late Registration of Death
  • Correction of Registration Record
  • Certification of District Registrar's Certificate of Registration of Death
  • Search Records on Deaths

Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs

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