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Cremation procedures

When applying for cremation the applicant (usually a close relation or the executor for the deceased) will need to complete two forms.


Application for cremation

This form includes full information about the deceased and the manner of their passing. There is a list of items prohibited for cremation that must be read as part of the application’s declaration.

Application for cremation form

 

The register of cremations

This is required in duplicate and describes the family’s wishes regarding the collection of the ashes after cremation. The applicant is asked to state their relationship with the deceased and confirm that the family has been consulted regarding the cremation and how the ashes will be disposed of following cremation.

Register of cremations form

 

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