Registering a Death

A death certificate reflects the details of a death which occurred and was registered within Trinidad and Tobago. This certificate is produced as official proof of death and can be used to administer a deceased person’s estate and for other ancillary matters. A death must be registered immediately at District Registrar located nearest to where the death occurred.


The following details and documents must be provided –
  • Medical cause of death. Certificate from the attending doctor
  • Valid, photo ID of informant
  • ID of deceased, if available
  • Birth certificate of deceased, if available

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 fees do I need to pay?

The following fees are incurred when obtaining a death certificate
  • Certificate fee - TT$25.00.
  • Convenience fee - for a death certificate and registered post - $3.16 TTD
  • Delivery fee via registered post within Trinidad and Tobago - $23.00 TTD (Overseas delivery fee cost will vary depending on the delivery destination) 
  • Online applicants will need a valid credit card

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How do I obtain a Death Certificate?

To obtain a death certificate, an applicant can either:
1. Schedule an online appointment on the webpage of the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs. Please be prepared to provide:
  • Name of deceased.
  • Date of death. 
  • Place of death. 
  • A contact number 
  • Area of residence (address)
  • A frequently used email address
  • Your preferred Ministry of Legal Affairs Office location. You can select from offices in:
    • Port of Spain
    • Arima
    • San Fernando
    • Tobago


2. An online application can be completed utilizing the Ministry’s Vital Events Online Application Service.  Please be prepared to provide:
  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Name of Deceased
  • Valid credit card 

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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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