Every time someone is born, gets married, or passes away, it is required by law to register the occasion with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. There are two things that need to happen before a death can be registered:

Firstly, the regular doctor of the deceased will complete a Medical Cause of Death (MCD). (This is not to be confused with the Death Certificate from the Registry Office.) The MCD is a document stating the natural cause of death and some extra details from the doctor which is needed to complete the registry of death.
Secondly, the cremation or burial needs to have taken place before the registry of death can be completed.

Our staff will apply for the death certificate on the day of the funeral. From there, it can take from three days to two weeks for the certificate to come in, which we will then present to the family.