7. Can I change the death record at a later date?
Each entry in the death register should be an accurate and historic record of the facts as they were at the time of death.
If errors are discovered later, the law allows for details to be added or amended. Corrections of this kind should be arranged with the register office where the death was registered - but sometimes paperwork will need to be sent to the Corrections and Re-registration Section at the General Register Office for authorisation.
Wherever possible, applications for corrections should be made by the person who gave the information for registration and signed the register entry. He or she will be asked to provide documentary evidence to prove an error was made at the time of registration.