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How Long Does It Take to Receive a Death Certificate?

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How Long Does It Take to Receive a Death Certificate?

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  1. What is a Death Certificate?

  2. 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 person’s 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.

  3. How Long Does It Take to Receive a Death Certificate? 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.

  4. 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 instead. Who Can Request a Copy of a Death Certificate?

  5. How to Order Copies of the Death Certificate Online or by Mail Vital Records Onlineis 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.

  6. Contact Us Mailing Address:400 West Peachtree St NW, STA 4-1034 Atlanta, GA 30308 844-387-0200 Website: VitalRecordsOnline.com