Search and Extract Services provides a fast and simple service to obtain an official Scotland Death Certificate.
Death Certificates are often essential documents when laying claim to the estate of a deceased person, known as the Probate process.
We provide only the Long/Full version of Scotland Death Certificates and these can be used when laying claim to the estate of a deceased person, known as the Probate process.
A death certificate, sometimes medical certificate of the cause of death (MCCD), is a document which contains details such as registrar of vital statistics that declares the date, location and cause of a person's death.
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Scotland Death records are limited to the beginning of civil registration within each country. For Scotland Order online for any event which took place on or after 1st July 1855 to the current date provided you have sufficient information to identify the entry. A 3 year search for the index reference will be carried out.
Death certificates of full version shows the following information:
Whether you need to confirm the passing of a relative/friend or are looking for additional genealogy research material, these documents are supplied directly from the United Kingdom and Ireland government.
These replacement documents are certified for use for all legal purposes, including passport applications and employer identification. Any Death certificate within England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Statesof Guernsey , Island of Jersey , Isle of Man and Ireland can be re-issued, as well as Death registered overseas but were registered with the appropriate United Kingdom authority within the country of Death. These would include Armed Forces, Consular, High Commission or Embassy registrations. Please bear in mind that Death registration with the British authorities is not compulsory when overseas, and a duplicate certificate can only be issued if the Death certificate has been deposited with either the Embassy or Consulate within the country of Death, or at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London upon return to the United Kingdom.
Registration began in 1855. Certificates are rather more detailed than in Scotland. For example, the maiden surname has always been given for females; this has only been requested information more recently in Scotland. Additionally, the Scottish death certificates detail the dead person's father's name and mother's maiden name.
The certificates are always produced by an official registration office and can be validated at any time. Where British nationals are born abroad, we can additionally supply copies of certificates relating to any United Kingdom deaths abroad registered at a Consulate, High Commission, or with the Armed Forces. This service only applies to those deaths that have actually been registered with the United Kingdom authorities.
Under United Kingdom law, Death certificates are known as Public Records which means that any person can apply for a copy of any certificate, providing that they know the details of the birth that is required. This can be helpful for both government and legal services needing proof of Death, as well as family history (genealogy) researchers looking to discover new ancestors. Please note however that where we believe an application to be connected with an attempt to obtain information for the purposes of identity fraud, the application may be rejected and details passed to the relevant police authority.