Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by
contacting the organization to which you must submit it.
Large Death Certificate (21.6 x 17.8 cm):
The Large Death Certificate contains the individual’s full name, gender, date of
death, place of death, place of birth, resident province, state or country, registration
number, and date of registration.
Registration photocopies are rarely needed by citizens and are not required for
court purposes. Registration photocopies contain all the information about the event
as recorded at the time, and are rarely needed for reasons other than personal records.
Please Note: Legislation requires an application
and/or certificate, along with a fee, for Vital Statistics to search records. A
death certificate provides confirmation that the person died in British Columbia.
If no death record is found, you will receive a letter advising you that a record
is not available.