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Kerala - Obtain a Duplicate Death Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Applicant in need of duplicate death certificate shall apply with the office from where it was obtained.
  2. Applicant should provide date of death as well as a document to show their connection to the deceased.


Apply In-Person

  1. Applicant shall approach the “Gram Panchayats, Municipalities and Corporations” from where the certificate was obtained.
  2. Link for contact.link and link
  3. Application form can be obtained from the respective office while applicant visits OR Applicant shall write an application on an A4 paper. Please affix the advised stamp on the paper as per requirement.
  4. Submit the completed application form, required documents and fees (if required).
  5. Authorities will verify the details submitted. They will process the request to get the duplicate copy.
  6. Applicant shall collect the duplicate death certificate as per notified period (usually on same day).
  7. Alternatively you may check record online and get print out if it is sufficient to serve your purpose.



Apply Online

  1. Please visit the online link : link
  2. In the given page please select “Quick Certificate Search” or “Certificate Search” option.
  3. A new screen will be provided. Here please select certificate type as death certificate under select certificate drop down list.
  4. User will be provided with prompt to enter details o retrieve certificate. Please provide details as per prompt and click “Submit” button.
  5. Next page will provide list of records matching the provided data.
  6. Select the matching record and follow the screen prompt / button as appropriate to get the death certificate.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Date and time of death
  • Name of the deceased
  • Parents name.
  • document to show their connection to the deceased (Legal heir certificate/ration card/ Family Member Certificate/ Certificate for Relatives of Deceased Person)
  • Aadhaar card
  • ID card of the applicant
  • Residential Proof
  • Hospital death report


Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Municipal Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram,
VikasBhavan P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 033
Kerala, India,
Phone :- (0471) 2332085,
Fax :- 2336017
e-mail : tvpmcorpn@gmail.com
Contact Link: link and link and link

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Those who lost the death certificate (relative of the deceased).
  • 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.

Fees[edit]

  • As authorities quote.

Validity[edit]

  • Death Certificate valid forever.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • It’s a same day process if the details are appropriate.
  • Duplicate copy can be obtained instantly through online process (as per availability).

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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websites.
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Instructions[edit]

Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

Following are the required information to apply

  • Date of death
  • Sex
  • Name of deceased
  • Name of the father
  • Name of the mother
  • Place of death
  • Hospital name, address (if in hospital)
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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
  • In view of such importance, one has to obtain duplicate death certificate in case of the one is lost or misplaced

Information which might help[edit]

  • If you report the death within 21 days of occurrence, you can obtain free(in most of the states) 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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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.