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Lakshadweep Death Certificate


Lakshadweep Death Certificate

A death certificate is a legal document, which is issued by a medical examiner to the family members or the nearest relatives of the deceased. This certificate documents the fact, date and the reason for the death. Registering a death absolves the deceased from social, legal, and official obligations, and is helpful while settling property issues to inherit wealth by the right person. The certificate also enables the family to collect insurance and other benefits. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Lakshadweep Death Certificate.

Death Registration

Every death in Lakshadweep 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 can register the death.

Jail: Jailer in-charge can register the death.

Found dead in public places: Local police station in-charge or headman of that area can register the death.

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.

Note:- As per the rule of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969, it is mandatory to register every death under the State Government Lakshadweep within 21 days of its occurrence.

Required Documents

The following are the required documents for obtaining a death certificate in Lakshadweep:

  • Birth certificate of the deceased
  • An affidavit specifying the time and date of death
  • A copy of the ration card
  • Aadhaar Card

Application Procedure

Step 1: Visit the homepage of the Department of Medical and Health Services – Lakshadweep.


Step 2: Click on ” Application Form” option in the portal that will redirect to the next page where the death registration form is available.


Step 3: Select “Form for Registration Death” option and download the application form.


Step 4: Fill up the application form correctly and submit it to the District Registrar of Births and Deaths along with the required documents.