What is a death certificate?
With death comes paperwork. As you navigate the afterlife proceedings of your loved one, you will need to complete the forms to obtain a death certificate. Most funeral homes or crematories (including Boinita) will help you do this. But knowing the process and the information required can help speed up the process.
What is a death certificate?
A death certificate is a legal document that proves that your loved one has passed away. Death certificates include statistics and medical information, including whether they were cremated or buried.
They are also required for transactions that require a voucher, inheritance or life insurance. Boinita is in charge of presenting and receiving death certificates.
Learning about life through death.
When geneticists begin exploring a family tree, they often start with death certificates to learn more about someone’s age, race, education level and marital status. These documents provide clues as to what life was like for many people.
Death certificates can also help us understand the health of our communities and contribute to public health research.
Death certificates have been revised over time in an attempt to understand the mortality rate in many countries.
How are death certificates used?
Death certificates are primarily used to complete financial matters after the death of your loved one. Basically, to complete financial transactions, death certificates prove to the other party that their loved one has passed away.
Death certificates may be required for:
- Life insurance policy claims.
- Real estate transactions.
- Transfer of vehicle titles.
- Collection or transfer of shares (or bonds).
- Pension or retirement plans.
- Closing of bank or service accounts.
What information is on a death certificate?
Like many certificates and forms, completing a death certificate can bring up some unexpected questions. You may feel that you do not have all the answers when completing the certificate.
Boinita or your chosen funeral home will handle the first two items on the list and ask you to help provide other information so they can accurately complete the form on your behalf.
Here are some examples of what may be required for a death certificate form:
- Time, place and date of death.
- Whether your loved one was cremated, buried or donated.
- Name, age, date of birth and residence of the loved one.
- Affiliation to Health Services (IMSS, ISSSTE, etc).
- Cause of death.
- The full names of the spouse, father and mother.
- Your loved one’s occupation and education.
- Your loved one’s race and ethnicity.
You will need to indicate your relationship to your loved one when applying for a death certificate.
Legally, only certain persons may receive a death certificate: immediate relative, legal representative, persons or organizations with personal or property rights.
How long does it take to receive a death certificate?
Once you have all the paperwork and file with your local registry office, the process is usually very quick and can take about an hour.
How many death certificates do you need?
The number of death certificates required varies, but everyone must have at least one. In some cases, when you need to use a certificate, an institution will only need to see the certified copy and make a photocopy and return it to you. We recommend that you make several certified copies with your trusted notary .
Boinita or your chosen funeral home can also answer additional questions and help you through this sometimes confusing process.
Remember that Boinita is a Simple Cremation Service without a Funeral Service with the guarantee of the best price and service.
At Boinita we can take care of the cremation of your loved one. Then, once we have returned the ashes to you, you can arrange a simple memorial service that is perfect for you and your family.
For more information about our service go to http://boinita.com
Boinita offers Single Cremation services without a Funeral Service, with a fixed price and 24-7 customer service. Boinita is located in the metropolitan areas of Aguascalientes, Cancun, Hermosillo, Merida and San Luis Potosi.