Where do I register the death?
Registration of a death takes place in the municipality where the person died. Did the deceased not live in this municipality? Their municipality of residence will automatically be informed of the death.
If you wish to register the death with us, make an appointment and come to the Residents' Plaza.
What happens when you register a death?
When a death is registered, you (or the undertaker) will receive a written permission for burial or cremation. The council official enters the details of death in the Key Register of Persons (BRP). He or she will ensure that the following government organisations are informed of the death, where necessary:
- The tax authority
- The Central Administration Office (CAK)
- The Education Executive Agency (DUO) formerly IB Group
- Pension funds
- Department of Road Transport (RDW)
- The SVB (the organisation which implements national insurance schemes)
- Health insurers
What should I bring with me when I register the death?
If you are registering the death in person, please bring the following documents:
- The death certificate, completed by a physician,
- The cause of death, as determined by a physician,
- Your own valid passport or identity card.
What if someone dies abroad?
If the person close to you died abroad, you will have to sort out more things, unfortunately. You will find more information about this at Central government.
Where in Eindhoven can I have the deceased buried or cremated?
Eindhoven has 4 municipal cemeteries and 1 crematorium. You can find more information about burial and cremation on the page Burial, cremation, headstones.