With effect from 16 February 2019, the issue of all death registration certificates, by the General Register Office (GRO), in England and Wales will incur a new fee of £11, regardless of when the registration took place. 

This replaces the previous fees of £4, £7 and £10.

The General Register Office is part of Her Majesty’s Passport Office and oversees civil registration in England and Wales. The GRO maintains the national archive of all births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1837.

Increased charges for this service were published in Statutory Instrument No 1268, ‘Registration of births, deaths & marriages, etc., England and Wales’, in January, which is available to read on the UK government’s legislation website.

The increased fees are the first pricing changes at the GRO since 2010.

The NAFD advises all members to ensure your staff are aware of this change so that families can be accurately advised.

For more information, please visit https://www.gro.gov.uk/