Newfoundland&Labrador Death Certificate
CIVIL PROCESSING BUREAU IS NOT OPERATED, AFFILIATED NOR ENDORSED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT

Contact Us

Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador Death Certificate

A Government issued Death Certificate is required as legal proof of death, to settle the estate of the deceased, and to apply for pension and insurance benefits.

How To Apply

Step 1 01

Upload
Identification
Upload Identification

Step 2 02

Order Certificate
Order Certificate

Step 3 03

Applicant
Information
Applicant Information

Step 4 04

Death Details
Death Details

Step 5 05

Authorization
Authorization

Step 6 06

Payment
Processing
Payment Processing
All required information (denoted by an * ) on the online application must be complete or the request will not be processed.
However,PLEASE NOTE, if several key pieces of information are missing from your application, the estimated delivery time is not guaranteed as this may cause a delay in processing your order.
Who can apply

You can apply for a Newfoundland & Labrador Death Certificate if you are:

  • Any person who provides the correct information and fee, providing the certificate is not used for any unlawful or improper use.
Documents Available to Order

Before applying, find out the type and format of the document required by contacting the organization to which you must submit it.

Documents:

Death Certificate (Long Form):

In Newfoundland & Labrador, only a Long Form Death Certificate is available. It contains the following information: the name, date of death, place of death, age, sex, registration number, registration date, marital status and date issued.

Death Certificates are issued using the information from the original Registration of Death. If a record cannot be found, a search for a three-year period is carried out automatically and the applicant will be notified.

Identification

As the applicant, you must submit a HIGH RESOLUTION photocopy of the following identification:

1. A copy of one piece of government-issued photo identification OR
2. Copies of two other pieces of identification - one must have your signature or address on it

Please note that I.D. must be ENGLARGED and LIGHTENED in order to ensure legibility. Simply faxing I.D. often produces poor quality images and are not sufficient.

If this I.D. is not attached, the application will be returned to you without being processed.

Processing Time

Given that you have correctly filled out all sections on the application, you will receive your Death Certificate(s) within approximately 20-30 business days (includes mailing time).

Please Note: Delivery times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed. Applications may be delayed or rejected if inadequate information is provided or if there is a discrepancy between information provided and the government records.
Fees
Death Certificate (Long Form): $55.00

Please Note: Delivery times are approximate and cannot be guaranteed. Applications may be delayed or rejected if inadequate information is provided or if there is a discrepancy between information provided and the government records.

Status of your Application

If you have not received your ordered Death Certificate within the expected timeframe, you may contact the Newfoundland & Labrador Vital Statistics Agency to check the status of your application.

Telephone: 709-729-3308