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  1. The applicant must submit a duly completed application form to register a death within 30 days from date of its occurrence at the CC/ DCRCO/ Thromde/ DCRC HQ offices. applications that will be submitted beyond that period will only be accepted at the DCRC, HQ.
  2. The applicant must also submit the death notification issued by competent authorized such as Hospitals and Gups.
  3. Death certificate may be collected from the CC/ DCRCO/ Thromde/ DCRC HQ offices.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form.
  • Death notification.
  • Original citizen identity/SRP card (Bhutanese and SRP card holder) or copy of identification documents of the deceased (non-Bhutanese).
  • Copy of Identification documents of the requestor/applicant.
  • Documents required for unidentified and unclaimed dead bodies:
    • MoH with assistance from RBP, RSTA, Thromde CRCO/Gup will issue be the one issuing the death notification.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
Department of Civil Registration and Census
Telephone : +975-2-322301/322015/325173
Address : Post Box No.133 ,Tashichho dzong,
MHCA Website
Citizen's Service Website


All deaths that occurred within the territorial jurisdiction of Bhutan.


  • Application is Free
  • Except for the service charge payable at the community center, if the application is to be submitted at the Community Center (CC).


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]

Death certificates will be released within 30 days from the date the application was submitted.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Registration forms may be submitted in the following offices:

  • Community Center (CC)
  • Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office (DCRCO)
  • Thromde Administration
  • Department of Civil Registration and Census, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, (MOHCA)

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

A Death Certificate is a document that states the date, location and cause of a person's death. It will be issued only after a death has been declared and registered.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Citizens Services Website of Bhutan:


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