Yes, although arrangements can be made with the funeral director before a death is registered, it may not be possible to finalise the day or time of the funeral or place the death notice in a newspaper until registration has taken place.
What is the purpose of a funeral?
Can members of the family and funeral bear the coffin?
How soon can I collect the cremated remains after the funeral?
Is the coffin cremated with the deceased?
How do I know that the cremated remains I receive back are those of my loved ones?
What is embalming?
Am I able to put personal items into the coffin?
Can I bring in clothing for the deceased to be dressed in?
What is a chapel of rest?
How soon can the funeral take place?
What if the death is abroad?
What is the difference between a funeral service and a memorial service?
Can I make funeral arrangements before a death is registered?
Registering a death
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