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Assam Death Certificate


Assam Death Certificate

A death certificate is a government document that is issued by the State Government to certify the death of its citizens. Obtaining a death certificate will help the relatives of the deceased persons claiming ownership over a bank account, insurance, etc., The certificate is issued by the Joint Director, Health Services of the State. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining an Assam death certificate.

Need for the Document

Death certificates are essential for the following reasons:

  • To state the fact and date of death
  • To claim life insurance benefits
  • To claim pensions
  • In settling estates
  • In determining the cause and facts of death
  • Death and place of burial
  • To serve as evidence of age, gender, and race
  • For genealogical information

Required Information

The following are the information needed while applying for the certificate:

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Gender of the Applicant
  • Father’s Name
  • Spouse’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Permanent Address Contact Number
  • Name and Gender of the Deceased
  • Relationship of the Applicant with the Deceased Person
  • Place and Date of Death
  • District
  • Block Development Office
  • Block PHC

Documents Required

The applicant should possess the following documents to apply for the death certificate:

  • Duly filled and signed application form.
  • Statement of death declaration given by the hospital or by the nursing home.
  • Goanburah Certificate.
  • Post-mortem Report (if applicable).
  • Permission for delayed death registration.
  • Aadhaar Card.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC).

Uses of the Document

Given below are the uses of the death document:

  • To monitor infant deaths.
  • To determine the frequency of specific causes of death.
  • To control the communicable disease.
  • To monitor risk factors that cause premature death.
  • To investigate nature and place of the occurrence of fatal accidents.
  • To assess environmental and occupational health hazards.

Application Procedure

There are two methods to apply for the certificate. They are the Online Method and Offline Method.

Online Method

Step 1: Log on to the website

The applicant has to log on to the official website.

Step 2: Select Online Services Tab

The applicant has to click on the ‘Online Services Tab’ on the Homepage screen.

Step 3: Click on Application for Death Certificate

Under various forms, the applicant has to click on ‘Application for Death Certificate’.

Step 4: Enter the Details

The applicant has to download the form and enter the details.

Step 5: Submit the form

Once entered, the applicant has to submit the form to the concerned officer.

Step 6: Issuing the certificate

The applicant can then collect the certificate from the respective office.

Offline Method

Step 1: Approach the Public Facilitation Centre

To avail a death certificate, the applicant has to approach the receipt counter of the Public Facilitation Centre in the Deputy Commissioner’s Office.

Step 2: Registering the death

All occurrences of death have to be registered within 21 days by the nearest relatives of the deceased person. The concerned person should obtain a NOC when there is a delay in the death registration.

Step 3: Receiving the application

The applicant has to obtain the application from the concerned authority.

Step 4: Enter the Details

The applicant has to enter the details in the application form.

Step 5: Generation of receipt

Once the application is submitted, the operator receives the application form and gives a computer-generated application receipt of the application form.

Step 6: Printout of the Certificate

A printout of the certificate is taken with the details as mentioned in the application form.

Step 7: Approval of the Certificate

The certificate, along with the required documents, is sent to the officer for approval. The officer’s signature denotes the approval of the certificate.

Step 8: Issuing the certificate

Once the certificate is signed, it is sent back to the receipt counter. The certificate is then issued to the applicant on the same day of application.

Contact Details

For queries, the applicant can contact the given details:

Directorate of Health Services

Govt. of Assam, Hengrabari, Guwahati 36

Phone No. 0361-2261630, 2261151

Fax No. 0361-2261630

Res. No. 0361-2261813

Mobile No.- 94360-11783, 99540-79283