Any individual can get a copy of a death certificate.


There are no eligibility criteria for this service.

  1. Complete the “Application for Death Certificate” form.
  2. Submit the completed application form to the Deaths Section of the Registrar General’s Department.
  3. The clerk will check the database for the person’s information (name, date of death, island of death).
  4. If found, the information is printed on a certificate which is signed by a senior officer of the Registrar.
  5. A certified copy of the death certificate is then issued.

Note:At this time, this service is only provided in New Providence and Grand Bahama at the Registrar General’s Department.

Application Form(s) 

Application for the Death Certificate

Supporting Documents 

Completed Application for Death Certificate form.

Turn-around time 
The death certificate can be collected on the same day or within three days if the information cannot be found in the death registry.
There are no deadline dates for this service.
Related Fee(s) 

There is a fee of BS$10.00 for this service.

For more information please contact 

Death Registration Section
Registrar General’s Department
Cor. of Shirley and Charlotte Street
P.O. Box N 532
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 397-9105/8957/9110
Fax. (242) 322-5553
Opening Hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except on Public Holidays.

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Agency Contact Info
Registrar Generals Department
Shirley House
#50 Shirley Street
P. O. Box N-532
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Phone: (242) - 397-9143-58
397-8953 397-9178
Fax: (242) - 322-5553
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