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Barbados - Register a Death

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All deaths must be registered in Barbados. Following is the process on how to register a death.


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  • The notice of a death must be given five (5) days after the death of a person.
  • If death occurred in St. Michael or those areas situated below Top Rock and falls within the jurisdiction of District “A”, the Death is registered at the Registration Department, Coleridge Street, Bridgetown. All other registrations remain the same as for the registration of Births.
  • The Funeral Director in charge of the body has the responsibility for registering the Death.

Required Information

  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Age of the deceased
  • Country of Birth
  • Profession of the deceased
  • Marital status of the deceased
  • Name of the informant
  • Address of the informant
  • Name of the Funeral Director
  • Date of burial
  • Place of burial


  1. Go to the Registration Department, Records Branch, located on Coleridge Street, Bridgetown.
  2. Present necessary documents.
  3. Complete a form for registering a death.
  4. All information must be accurate.

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Required Documents

  • Medical Certificate of Death
  • Notice of Death
  • Identification card of the deceased


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Office Locations & Contacts

The Registrar of the Supreme Court of Barbados
Registration Department
Coleridge Street
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone: +1 (246)-426-3461
Fax: +1 (246)-426-2405

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade
1 Culloden Road,
Barbados, W.I.
Telephone: (246) 431-2200
Fax: (246) 429-6652 / (246) 228-0838

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