What it is:
A death certificate is a document issued after a death has been registered in the UK. This certificate is a vital part of the probate documents for the deceased person.
Frequently used for:
An apostille certificate attached to a death certificate can be used in other countries to do the following:
- To claim a pension
- To handle the property of the deceased.
- To sell a property.
- To handle any information on the will and last testament of the deceased.
Original or copy:
An apostille can only be issued to the original document – not a copy.
However, a copy of a foreign death certificate can be apostilled if the copy has been certified by a UK solicitor or notary.
You cannot change a death certificate once it’s been issued, but you can apply to get a note added to the original entry in the death register. 
A replacement of the death certificate can be ordered from the General Register Office (GRO) if you have a picture of the document or the deceased’s details. 
How much does it cost?
A standard FCDO death certificate apostille starts at £79.
Other costs will depend on the service you choose and the number of documents legalised. We also offer notary or solicitor service, embassy attestation if required, and any other apostille services you wish to receive.
How to order:
Order a straightforward apostille for a death certificate on our site. You can choose additional options on the order page. If you are unsure, please call our office and speak to one of our experts.