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Jammu and Kashmir Death Certificate


Jammu and Kashmir Death Certificate

Death certificates are legal documents issued in the event of the death of an individual. This certificate is issued to the relatives or nearest family members of the deceased by the Registrar of Death of the concerned States. Also, it documents the fact, date and the reason for the death. The registration of the death is compulsory under the law of State Government of Jammu and Kashmir. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Jammu and Kashmir Death Certificate in detail.

Purpose of Death Certificate

As per the rule of Birth and Death Registration Act, 1969, every death should 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:

  • The death certificate is mandatory for claiming insurance benefits, settlement of pension, and transfer of personal property.
  • It relieves the deceased person from social, legal and official obligations.
  • A widower or a widow requires to produce a death certificate of the former partner for future marriage.
  • Also, it is used for analyzing the mortality statistics in the country and medical and health-related research.

Death Registration

The following persons are responsible for recording a death, they are:

Death occurs in House: If the death has happened in-house, the head/guardian of the family should report the death to the concerned authority.

Death occurs in Hospital: If the death has happened in the hospital, the medical in-charge should report the death.

Death occurs in Prison: If the death has happened in prison, the jail in-charge should register the cause of death.

Death occurs in Public Places: If the death has happened in public gathering places or particular institutions, then the concerned in-charge should take responsibility.

Hostel/Boarding House/ Lodging House/ Tavern/ Toddy Shop/ Barrack or Public Resort: In charge person of that place can register the death.

Plantation: The superintendent of the estate can register the death.

Registration of Deaths of Missing Persons

Registration of death of a missing person for more than seven years will be updated based on the details provided by the court. The concerned court will determine the place and date of death in the declaratory suit, and it can be used for registration purpose.

Registration of Deaths of Indian Citizens Outside India

Indian Consulates register the deaths 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.

Documents Required

While applying for the Death Certificate in Jammu and Kashmir, submit the following documents :

  • Birth Certificate of the deceased
  • Ration Card or Government ID proof
  • Passport size photo of deceased
  • An affidavit specifying the place, time of death
  • Post-mortem report if death occurs by crime or by accident.

Application Procedure

To apply for the Jammu and Kashmir Death Certificate follow the steps as mentioned below:

Step 1: Official Website

Visit the official State portal of Jammu and Kashmir.


Step 2: Proforma for Death Report

Select “Forms” option which will redirect you to the next window where you should Choose ” Proforma for Death Report ” option.


Step 3: Download Jammu and Kashmir Death Certificate Application Form

Now you should click on ” Proforma for Death Report” and download the application form in a PDF format.

Jammu and Kashmir Death Certificate Application Form

Step 4: Fill out the application form with the required information and submit it to the local Registrar of Births and Deaths in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.