You can apply for a Newfoundland & Labrador Death Certificate if you are:
Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
In Newfoundland & Labrador, only a Long Form Death Certificate is available. It contains the following information: the name, date of death, place of death, age, sex, registration number, registration date, marital status and date issued.
Death Certificates are issued using the information from the original Registration of Death. If a record cannot be found, a search for a three-year period is carried out automatically and the applicant will be notified.
As the applicant, you must submit a HIGH RESOLUTION photocopy of the following identification:
1. A copy of one piece of government-issued photo identification OR
2. Copies of two other pieces of identification – one must have your signature or address on it
Please note that I.D. must be ENGLARGED and LIGHTENED in order to ensure legibility. Simply faxing I.D. often produces poor quality images and are not sufficient.
If this I.D. is not attached, the application will be returned to you without being processed.
Given that you have correctly filled out all sections on the application, you will receive your Death Certificate(s) within approximately 20-30 business days (includes mailing time).
Please Note: Delivery times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed. Applications may be delayed or rejected if inadequate information is provided or if there is a discrepancy between information provided and the government records.
If you have not received your ordered Death Certificate within the expected timeframe, you may contact the Newfoundland & Labrador Vital Statistics Agency to check the status of your application.