Goa Death Certificate

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Goa Death Certificate

A death certificate is an official document provided by the State Government to certify the deceased state of a person. Death certificate establishes the fact, date and cause of death. The provision of Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969, states the requirement to register every death with the State Government as within 21 days of its occurrence. The death certificate is issued to the nearest relatives or the family members of the deceased. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Goa Death Certificate in detail.

Purpose of Death Certificate

The following are the purposes of obtaining a death certificate:

  • It is mandatory to relieve the person from legal, social, and official commitments.
  • It must have produced to settle property inheritance.
  • A widow is needed to produce a death certificate of the former partner for future marriage.
  • It helps the family member of the deceased to claim insurance benefits, settlement of pension, and other benefits.

Death Registration

Every death in Goa needs to be registered with the concern Registrar office to get Death Certificate. The following persons are responsible for recording a death, they are:

House: The head of the family or in his absence, his nearest relative.

Hospital/Medical institution: The medical in-charge

Jail: Jailer in-charge

Found dead in public place: Local police station in-charge or headman of that area.

Hostel/Choultry/Dharamsala/Boarding House/ Lodging House/ Tavern/ Toddy Shop/ Barrack or Public Resort: In charge person of that place

Plantation: The superintendent of the estate.

Required Documents

The following are the required documents for registering a death and obtaining a certificate:

  • Address proof of the deceased (Mandatory)
  • Certificate of Pradhan
  • Birth certificate of the deceased
  • Tehshil enquiry
  • For delayed registration, an affidavit from the judicial magistrate indicating the cause, date and place of death is required.

Death Certificate for Missing Person

The applicant can claim a death certificate for a missing person showing that the person is untraceable for more than seven years. The concerned court will decide the place and date of death in the declaratory suit, and it will be used for the death registration purpose.

Death Registration for Indian Citizens Outside India

Indian Consulates register the deaths occurred of an Indian citizen outside India, as per the rule made in the Citizens Rules 1956, under the Citizenship Act 1955 and issue death certificates.

Fee Structure

If registering death after 21 days but within 30 days of its occurrence should pay the late fee of Rs. 2 /-. Those who are recording the death within one year will be charged with Rs. 5/-. If the informant is registering the death after one year, he/she should pay the late fee of Rs. 10/-.

Death Certificate Issuing Authority in Goa

In the State of Goa, the Collectors and District Magistrate are designated as District Registrars for Death, and the Block Development Officers/Sub-Divisional Magistrates are notified as Additional Registrars of Death.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Visit the home page of Goa Online.


Step 2: Select the “Form Download ” option in the menu bar.

Step 3: On the next page, choose “Death Certificate” option and download the application form.


Step 4:  Fill up the application form with the required information and submit it to the same office along with the necessary documents.

Goa Death Certificate

Step 5: Then, the concerned authority will give you an Acknowledgement Receipt for the same, which indicates a Delivery Date for her/his Certificate.

Note:- Also the Nagar Panchayats/Executive Officers of Agartala Municipality and Incharges of State/District/Sub-Divisional Hospitals are also notified as to the Registrars of Death and officers issuing the death certificate.

Application Status

The applicant can also check the status of death registration online. To check status follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit the home page of Goa Online.


Step 2: Choose “Select Service” and select ” Death Certificate” and enter the application acknowledgement number and then click on ” Submit” option, now check the application status.

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