Steps And Procedures To Apply For A Death Certificate
Life must go through birth, old age, sickness and death, and death is also a must in life. Whether it is natural old age, sickness, or accidental death, the first thing in administrative procedures is to apply for a death certificate to prove that the person is indeed dead before proceeding with the subsequent funerals.
Only with the death certificate in hand can the relatives of the deceased be able to handle other administrative affairs on their behalf, including receiving insurance payments, canceling bank accounts, and even applying for government-issued death pensions.
The National Registration Bureau has implemented a new death registration/burial permit application procedure from December 1, 2011. The application procedure for reporting a death in West Malaysia can be handled at the police station, hospital or Kuala Lumpur City Council, and applicants can obtain it at the same time a Death certificate and burial permit. Under the new procedure, the family of the deceased can go to the above-mentioned institutions to fill in the new form of Death Registration/Burial Pass JPNLM02 (Pin.1/11).
After the authorities receive a death report, the family members of the deceased can also obtain a copy of the death registration/burial pass JPNLM02 (Pin.1/11) to handle the burial. At the same time, the National Registration Bureau will automatically accept and register the relevant death.
The family members of the deceased only need to go to the National Registration Bureau to obtain the death certificate (JPNLM03. In terms of submitting documents, the original ID of the deceased must be attached to avoid affecting the subsequent application procedures of other affairs. It is recommended that the family can make several copies of the deceased’s ID card in advance.
If the deceased died spontaneously in a place other than the hospital, the National Registration Bureau will entrust the municipal health team or police to issue a death certificate. If it is an unnatural or accidental death such as suicide, drowning, or car accident, the police have the right to deal with it first.
West Malaysia : You must apply for a death certificate (or death certificate, Sijil Kematian) within 7 working days. Application within 7 working days is free, and if it exceeds 7 days, it is regarded as Pendaftaran Lewat Kematian. In addition to the more troublesome procedures, a fine of RM50 must also be paid.
Sabah area : You must apply for a death certificate within 24 hours without paying any fees. If you apply within 2 to 10 days, it will be regarded as Pendaftaran Lambat Kematian and you must pay a fee of RM5. If you apply after 10 days, you will be listed as Pendaftaran Lewat Kematian and you will be fined 10 ringgit.
Sarawak : You must apply for a death certificate within 24 hours without paying any fees. If you apply within 2 to 7 days, it will be regarded as Pendaftaran Lambat Kematian and you must pay a fee of RM5. If you apply after 7 days, you will be listed as Pendaftaran Lewat Kematian and will be fined RM10.