Find out what to do after someone dies The steps to take once a person has died depend on the circumstances. Find out what to do and when. Register a death Find out how you can register a death, including how to book an appointment to register, what details are needed and information about deaths reported to the coroner. Correct a death certificate You can correct a death certificate when the information on the certificate is wrong - find out how. Order a copy of a certificate Find out how you can purchase a copy of a death certificate. Arrange a funeral, cremation or burial We seek to offer as much choice as possible when helping you arrange a dignified burial, cremation or memorial service. Get advice about dealing with loss Read our information and advice on coping with grief and where you can get further help, advice and support.