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Title: How Long Does It Take to Receive a Death Certificate?

What is a Death Certificate?
Death Certificate is a legal document issued by
government which certifies time, place and cause
of death. You also need the this certificate for
a number of other legal purposes, including
closing out the deceased persons affairs and
estate. What Does a Death Certificate Look Like?
In US state,death certificates vary a great deal
from state to state but are typically embossed or
unsigned documents on heavy paper. They contain a
signature issued by the residing medical
practitioner and a seal from the local government
or managing body.
How Long Does It Take to Receive a Death

In most cases, funeral home will issue a death
certificate within 1 or 4 days of receiving the
body. But where the cause of death is unclear, or
an ongoing investigation is impeding the process,
it can take 12 days or more to issue a death
certificate. In some states, law mandates that a
death certificate must be registered and issued
within 72 hours of the death.

In US, some states maintain Death Certificates as
public health records and anyone can claim them.
In other cases, only a relative or legal
representative can request a copy of the death
certificate. You may have to prove your identity
and relationship to the deceased when requesting
copies of death certificates online. You may also
be able to submit proof of legal representation
Who Can Request a Copy of a Death Certificate?
How to Order Copies of the Death Certificate
Online or by Mail
  • In this digital world, you can easily order a
    copy of the death certificate online or by mail
    using Vital Records Online. However, you will
    have to provide the decedents
  • Full legal name
  • Mothers full maiden name
  • Fathers full maiden name
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Proof of Relationship
  • Reason for death certificate
  • Phone number

Vital Records Online is an online platform in USA
where you can request your vital records. We will
deliver your records at your home by e-mail or
within 2-4 days.
Contact Us
Mailing Address 400 West Peachtree St NW, STA
4-1034 Atlanta, GA 30308 844-387-0200