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Kerala - Correct or Update (Information, Address, Change name) on Death Certificate

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Correction of any mistake in the death certificate is required for Insurance claims, gratuity, provident fund, etc.
Apply In-Person

  1. Applicant shall approach the “Gram Panchayat, Municipalities and Corporations” from where the certificate was obtained.
  2. Link for and link
  3. Obtain‘Death Certificate Update/correction Form' from the respective counter or write in a paper to apply.
  4. Please complete the application form and attach the required documents and submit it to the receiving authority
  5. The accepted application and documents will be verified by the authority and an acknowledgement will be provided for applying.
  6. Collect the acknowledgment slip after submitting the form and keep it safe for future reference.
  7. This application will be processed further by the respective department.
  8. Once the process is over, applicant gets notification to collect the certificate.
  9. Use the acknowledgment slip to obtain certificate from the office as per notified period.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Copy of original death certificate (self attested)
  • Copy of School certificate of deceased.
  • Self Declaration (Describe the reason of correction)
  • Witnesses of two credible persons like Sarpanch/ Panch / Municipal Councillor (MC) / Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) / Member of Parliament ( MP) or Gazetted Officer
  • ID card of the applicant.
  • Residential Proof.
  • Date and time of death.
  • Aadhar card of the applicant.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Municipal Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram,
VikasBhavan P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 033
Kerala, India,
Phone :- (0471) 2332085,
Fax :- 2336017
E-mail : [email protected]
Contact Link: link and link and link



  • Death certificate will be issued to any citizen or any foreigner's legal heir, the death of whose relative takes place in the State.
  • Parents and relatives of the deceased are eligible.


  • As per authorities quote


Death Certificate valid forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

Sample Documents[edit]

Correction in Death Certificate
Date :_________

Name of Block & Tehsil _______
Details of Person Filling the Application Form
(Self Attested Photo of Beneficiary)

  1. Name
  2. Address
    PIN Code____________________ District:___________
  3. Relation with Beneficiary
  4. Email ID
  5. Contact Phone Number
  6. Voter ID Card Number
  7. Aadhaar Number (UID)
    AadhaarEnrollment Number (if Aadhaar not issued)
  8. Mode of Delivery
  9. Application processing Office

Correction in Death Certificate required for.....

  1. Name of the Deceased
  2. Father’s / husband’s name of the deceased
  3. Mother’s name of the deceased /
  4. Address at the Time of Death
  5. Place of Death
  6. Institutional name / address /
  7. Address /
    Registration Details /
  8. Date of death
  9. Death Certificate Issuance Date
  10. Registration Office
  11. Registration Number
  12. Date of Registration
  13. District
  14. Thasil

Processing Time[edit]

  • 15 days

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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The state office holds death records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

Following are the required information to apply for the death certificate

  • Date of death
  • Sex
  • Name of deceased
  • Name of the father
  • Name of the mother
  • Place of death
  • Hospital name, address
  • Statistical information like name of city, district, village etc

Need for the Document[edit]

  • As per the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969, it is mandatory to register every death with the concerned State Government within 21 days of its occurrence. If not registered within 21 days, permission has to be obtained from the Registrar/Area Magistrate by paying prescribed fee for late registration and can get death certificate.
  • A Death Certificate is a document issued by the Government to the nearest relatives of the deceased, stating the date, fact and cause of death.
  • It is essential to register death to prove the time and date of death, to establish the fact of death for relieving the individual from social, legal and official obligations
  • To enable settlement of property inheritance, the family to collect insurance and other benefits.
  • Death certificate is an important official document issued for the purpose of settlement of all the belongings and benefits of the deceased individual to the relatives

Information which might help[edit]

  • If you report the death within 21 days of occurrence, you can obtain free copy of the death certificate/extract after verification.
  • Deaths taking place in a medical institution will be intimated for registration by the institution directly to the registering authority

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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