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Gujarat Death Certificate


Gujarat Death Certificate

A death certificate is a report issued by the State Government declaring the death of a resident. It is a mandatory certificate that has to be obtained by an individual’s family members. The death certificate lists the date, location and cause of the death. Every death occurring in the state of Gujarat has to be registered within 21 days of its occurrence. In this article, look at the procedure for obtaining Gujarat death certificate.

Death Registrations

According to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969, every death has to be registered with the concerned State or Union Territory within 21 days of its occurrence. The government has allocated Register General in the centre and Chief Registrars in the States to help citizens to register the deaths. The following are the ways to register deaths:

  • If a death occurs in a house, the head of the household is eligible to register the death in the concerned Registrar Office.
  • If a death occurs in a hospital, the authorized person by the institution is responsible to register the death in the respective Registrar Office.
  • If a death occurs in a jail, the jail in-charge can register the death with the concerned Registrar Office.
  • If a death occurs in a public place, the local police in-charge or headman of the village can register the death.

Purpose of the Document

Death certificates are issued for the following purposes:

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

Required Details

The following details have to be known about the deceased person:

  • 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 following are the required documents to apply for a death certificate:

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

Application Procedure

Death certificates can be obtained both online and offline.

Online Method

Step 1: Log on to the website

The applicant has to log on to the official website.

Step 2: Registering details

The applicant has to enter the registration number and date of death to register in the portal.

Step 3: Uploading the documents

The applicant has to upload all the scanned documents online.

Step 4: Verification Process

Once all the documents are submitted, the verification process will be started.

Step 5: Issuing the certificate

After the verifying process, the certificate will be issued to the applicant.

Offline Method

Step 1: Approach the Taluk Office

The applicant has to approach the Tahasildar office.

Step 2: Receive the application form

The applicant has to obtain the application form from the concerned officer.

Step 3: Enter the Details

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

Step 4: Attach the documents

The applicant has to attach all the required documents to the application form.

Step 5: Submit the application

Then, the applicant has to submit the application form to the concerned officer.

Step 6: Issuing the certificate

On the submission of application, the verification process will take place before collecting the application from the concerned person.

Fee Structure

The fee varies depending on the time taken for registration.

  • All deaths registered within 21 days of its occurrence is free of cost.
  • From 21 to 31 days, a fee of Rs. 2 has to be paid.
  • For deaths registered after a year, a fee of Rs. 10 is paid after the approval of the court order.