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Akrotiri - Obtain Copy of Death Certificate

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The Registrar must:

  • upon registering the death give to the informant without fee issues 1 certificate of death in the prescribe form;
  • upon the application of any person and upon payment of the fee set out the Registrar gives the applicant a certificate of death in the prescribed form.

The Registrar General shall cause any certified copy of an entry given in the Registrar General�s Office to be sealed or stamped with the seal of that office; and subject to provisions of this section of the Ordinance, any certified copy of an entry purporting to be sealed or stamped with the said seal shall be received as evidence of the birth or death of the person to whom it relates without any further or other proof of entry, and no certified copy purporting to have been given in the said Office shall be of any force or effect unless it is sealed or stamped as aforesaid.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Your identity documents
  • Proof of eligibility

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Contact Form

Area office Location

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At the discretion of the applicant, he/she can be issued instead of the whole copy of a registration or re-registration in the register a certified copy of an extract containing only the surname of the person registered or re-registered, the sex and date of birth and the names of the person appearing as his parents.


A fee of �5 is charged when obtaining a copy of death certificate.


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]

Births and Deaths Registration Ordinance

Processing Time[edit]

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An entry or a certified copy of an entry of a birth or death in a register, or in a certified copy of a register, shall not be evidence of the birth or death unless the entry purports to be signed by some person professing to be the informant and to be such a person as might be required by law at the date of the entry to give to the Registrar information concerning that birth or death.

Area Offices of Akrotiri Issues birth and death certificates for civilian residents of the SBAs, conducting civil marriages and issuing marriage licenses for military personnel, UK-based civilians and their dependents.

Required Information[edit]

  • First and last name of the person who died
  • Gender of the person who died
  • Date of death
  • Name of city or town in which death took place
  • Parental information about the person who died
  • Spouse or partner information of person who died, if applicable

Need for the Document[edit]

A certified copy of an entry in a register or in a certified copy of a register shall be deemed to be a true copy that it is made on a form different from that on which the original entry was made if any differences in the column headings under which the particulars appear in the original entry and the copy respectively are differences of form only and not of substance.

Information which might help[edit]

Area Offices act as the civil government of the two Sovereign Base Areas and are an integral part of the Sovereign Base Areas Administration. Each Sovereign Base Area has its own Area Office, i.e. the Area Office Akrotiri, for the Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri (WSBA) and the Area Office Dhekelia, for the Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia (ESBA).

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Death certificate is a very useful document and is required under various circumstances e.g. succession, inheritance, getting married e.t.c.

External Links[edit]


If any person forges or falsifies any certificate, declaration or order under the Ordinance, or knowingly uses, or gives or sends to any person, as genuine any false or forged certificate, declaration or order for the purposes of the Ordinance, he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred pounds the person is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding �8,543 or to both.