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United Arab Emirates - Obtain Death Certificate

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  1. To obtain a death certificate, get the death announcement first from the hospital.
  2. Then bring the body to the Preventive Medicine (morgue).
  3. Submit all the required documents.
  4. Pay all the required fees.

If you are outside United Arab Emirates

You may use the link provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" to get in touch with the nearest UAE Mission in the country you are currently staying. The Consular Services Section will be the one who will process your request to obtain a Death Certificate.


Required Documents[edit]

Requirements for Nationals:

  • Death announcement
  • Original and copy of the deceaseds family book
  • Original and copy of the deceaseds passport
  • The death certificate in case the death was outside UAE

Requirements for Expatriates:

  • Death announcement
  • Original and copy of the deceaseds passport
  • Approval letter from embassy to bury the body in the country or send outside the country
  • Health insurance card (If the health card or the health insurance card are expired or not available, AED 1,000 fees are to be paid for embalming and coffin.)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

UAE Governments
(check the drop down list on the left side of the page)

UAE Missions Overseas


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


  • AED 50 for the death certificate issuance
  • AED 50 for additional copy
  • AED 50 for Replacement of certificate
  • AED 10 for true copy


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the deceased
  • Sex
  • Date of death

Need for the Document[edit]

This procedure provides you information on how you can obtain a copy of a death certificate in United Arab Emirates.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

A copy of the original death certificate is often needed to be presented in the following cases:

  • claiming life insurance benefits;
  • claiming pensions
  • settling estates

External Links[edit]


More information which might help people.