Death Certificate

Death certificates are legal documents issued in the event of the death of an individual. This certificate is issued to the relatives or nearest family members of the deceased by the Registrar of Death of the concerned States. Also, it documents the fact, date and the reason for the death. The registration of death is compulsory under the law of State Government of Jammu and Kashmir. In this article, we look at procedure for obtaining the Jammu and Kashmir Death Certificate in detail.

Death Registration
Every death in Jammu and Kashmir needs to be registered with the concern Registrar office to get Death Certificate. The following persons are responsible for recording a death, they are:

Death occurs in House: If the death has happened in-house, the head/guardian of the family should report the death to the concerned authority.

Death occurs in Hospital: If the death has happened in the hospital, the medical in-charge should report the death.

Death occurs in Prison: If the death has happened in prison, the jail in-charge should register the cause of death.

Death occurs in Public Places: If the death has happened in public gathering places or particular institutions, then the concerned in-charge should take responsibility.

Documents Required
The following documents must be furnished while applying for the Jammu and Kashmir Death Certificate:

Birth Certificate of the deceased
Ration Card or Government ID proof
Passport size photo of deceased
An affidavit specifying the place, time of death
Post-mortem report if death is caused by crime or by accident.

Please visit the official State portal of Jammu and Kashmir given below for more information.