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1. Death registration

The nearest relatives of the deceased present at the death or during the deceased’s last illness or other relevant persons of the deceased are under a duty to register a death from natural causes within 14 days after such death. It is a criminal offence to refuse or, without reasonable excuse, omit to register a death as required by law punishable by a fine of HK$2,000 or up to 6 months’ imprisonment.


Please also note that a death certificate is generally needed to support an application for a grant of personal representation of the estate of the deceased.


For more details about death registration, please visit the Immigration Department’s website.