Issuance of a death certificate

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Issuance of a death certificate

The loss of a loved one is always a tragedy that requires not only emotional support, but also the solution of a number of practical issues. One of them is the execution of a death certificate.

Why do you need a death certificate?

Issuance of a death certificate is a necessary condition for holding a funeral and other ceremonies. But this is only one of the many reasons for obtaining this document.

  1. A death certificate is an official document that confirms the fact of a person’s death. This document is necessary for:
  • Registration of inheritance;
  • Receiving insurance payments;
  • Termination of social benefits to the deceased;
  • Deregistration of the place of residence;
  • Amendments to other legal documents.
  1. Issuing a death certificate helps protect the rights of living members of the deceased’s family.
  • For example, it can help prevent fraud by people who want to misappropriate the deceased’s property.
  1. Death certificates are used to keep statistical records of the number of deaths, causes of death, and other demographic data.
  • This information is used to make decisions about the allocation of budget funds, the development of the health care system and other important areas.
  1. Emotional aspect:
  • Obtaining a death certificate can help loved ones of the deceased come to terms with the loss and begin the grieving process.

Steps for issuing a death certificate

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  1. Declaration of death:
  • In case of death at home: call a doctor or paramedic who will confirm the death and issue a medical death certificate.
  • In case of death in hospital: the hospital will issue a medical death certificate.
  1. Appeal to the DRATSS body:
  • Within 3 days from the moment of death, it is necessary to apply to the Department of State Registration of Civil Status Acts (DRATSS) at the place of residence of the deceased, at the place of death or at the place of burial.
  • It is necessary to have with you: a medical certificate of death, the passport of the deceased (original and a copy), the passport of the applicant (original and a copy), a certificate of registration of the place of residence of the deceased (if it does not coincide with the place of registration of DRATS).
  1. Obtaining a death certificate:
  • After the death is registered, DRATSS will issue a death certificate.
  • Usually, the certificate is issued within 1 working day.
  • The number of copies of the issued certificate is determined by the applicant.

Important: you can apply to the DRATS in person or through a representative, having issued a power of attorney.

Consult a lawyer

5 reasons to entrust the execution of a death certificate to a lawyer

The process of obtaining a death certificate can be difficult and stressful, especially during times of grief. Here are 5 reasons why you should entrust this matter to a lawyer:

  1. Saving time and effort:
  • A lawyer will relieve you of the burden of bureaucratic procedures and save your time and nerves.
  • You will not have to collect the necessary documents yourself, stand in queues and communicate with officials.
  • The lawyer knows all the intricacies of the legislation and will be able to quickly and correctly draw up all the documents.
  1. Legal literacy:
  • A lawyer will advise you on all legal aspects related to death and help protect your rights and interests.
  • He will be able to explain complex legal terms and procedures to you so that you can make informed decisions.
  • A lawyer will help you avoid mistakes that can lead to additional problems and costs.
  1. Emotional support:
  • At the time of grief, it will be difficult for you to focus on solving legal issues.
  • A lawyer will provide you with emotional support and help you get through this difficult period.
  • He will be by your side at all stages of document preparation and will provide you with the necessary assistance.
  1. Quality guarantee:
  • The lawyer is responsible for the correctness of the documents.
  • In case of any problems, he will represent your interests in government bodies.
  • You can be sure that all documents will be prepared in accordance with current legislation.
  1. Additional Services:
  • A lawyer can help you with probate, social benefits and other legal issues related to death.
  • He can also advise you on other legal matters.

Contact us

The law firm “Prykhodko and Partners” is ready to help you in issuing a death certificate. Our lawyers have extensive experience in this field and will be able to provide you with qualified assistance.

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An Iryna
Head of Commercial and Civil Law Practice

He specializes in protecting the business reputation of legal entities, honor and dignity of individuals, protecting intellectual property, disputes with insurance companies, legal support for the activities of public organizations.

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