A Death Certificate is a document issued by the Government to the nearest relatives of the deceased, stating the date, fact and cause of death. It is mandatory under the law to register every death with the concerned State Government within 21 days of its occurrence.
The application form in which you are required to apply is usually available in the Sevana website” of Kerala Government Civil Services online portal.
To obtain the Death Certificate, evidence of death will need to be provided. This may be a hospital letter where death took place or a certificate from a civil official who certified the death at either the crematorium or burial grounds.
If a death is not registered within 21 days of its occurrence, permission from the Registrar/Area Magistrate, along with the fee prescribed in case of late registration, is required.