How to Correct or Update Errors on Death Record In Jamaica

Correct or Update Errors on Death Record In Jamaica By Yourself

  1. You or your declarant can correct or update an error in a death record by visiting the Registrar General Department (RGD). Please view the RGD contact details, location map, and RGD Branch contacts via this link Link.
  2. You can either obtain the application form to correct an error in a death record at the RGD office, or you can download it directly from this link: Link
  3. Please read the form carefully and complete it in front of a Justice-of-the-peace (JP) or Notary public. The dates must be signed by the Notary Public/J.P. The date you sign must match the date you signed. If errors are made while filling out the form, they must be crossed out by the Notary Public or J.P.
  4. Next, prepare all required documents and attach them with the application form
  5. Pay the application fee at the RGD office closest to you, depending on the service that you are applying for, e.g., express or normal.
  6. Submit the completed application to the RGD official at service desk for processing and verification. Before processing your application, a declarant must be interviewed by the RGD. Interviews for signing Declarants are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  7. After a successful application, RGD will review your request and amend your death record.

Apply Online

  1. You can fill out the online application to correct an error in a death record by visiting the RGD website at Link.
  2. Scroll down to “Correction of Error”, and then click on the statement “To obtain a pdf copy of the required forms select the type of correction of error” Open the dropbox, and choose “Death”.
  3. To download the indemnity form, click on “Indemnity Form”. The complete indemnity form is required for any application to correct an error in a death record.
  4. To access the online application form, click “APPLY NOW!” after you have completed the indemnity forms.
  5. Fill out all fields and click “Submit Application”.
  6. After submitting your application successfully, you will need to submit all required supporting documents to RGD. This includes the complete indemnity forms and payment of the application fee.
  7. RGD will then verify and process your application, and send it to you at the pick-up location that you have chosen while filling out the online form.
  8. Take the correct death record to the location.

Required Documents For Correct or Update Errors on Death Record

To correct the name or age of the deceased

  • Birth Certificate for the deceased

To correct the gender of the deceased

  • Birth Certificate for the deceased
  • Certificate of marriage
  • Birth certificate for children

To correct a deceased occupation

  • Letter of employment
  • Job ID

To correct the date of death

  • Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD), or Post-mortem examination report

To correct the deceased status

  • Certificate of marriage
  • No impediment
  • Absolute denial
  • If applicable, death certificate for the former spouse

Mandatory documents

  • Form of indemnity
  • Identification document

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Department of the Registrar GeneralTwickenham, St. Catherine
Telephone: 876-749-0550
Website: Link
Contact information and location map: Link
Branch details: Link

Other Offices

SAVANNA–LA-MAR Regional Office
Address: 7 1/2 Lewis Street
Telephone: 955-9265 / 955-9002
Fax: 918-3522

MONTEGO BAY Regional Office
Address: 22A 1/2 Humber Avenue (Natural Mystic Plaza).
Telephone: 971-8556 – 8
Fax: 940-3836
Marriage Unit: 971-7387

PORT ANTONIO Regional Office
Address: 19 West Palm Ave
Telephone: 715-5226 / 715-5273
Fax: 715-5150

SANTA CRUZ Regional Office
Address: 3 Jewel Close
Telephone: 966-9096 / 966-9970
Fax: 966-3952

MANDEVILLE Regional office
Address: Shop# G12, 24 Hargreaves Avenue
Telephone: 625-1719-21 / 625-2028-9
Fax: 625-1722

ST. ANNS BAY Regional Office
Address: 5 Windsor Road
Telephone: 794-9550-2
Fax: 794-9506

KINGSTON Regional office
Address: 40 Duke Street Kingston
Telephone: 922-0010-12 / 922-0014 / 922-0036 / 922-0018
Fax: 922-9156

PORTMORE Regional Office
Address: West Trade Way Big Buy Plaza
Shop# 1-2Telephone: 619-1260/749-0550

MAY PEN Regional Office
Address: 10-12 Bryants Crescent, May Pen Clarendon
Telephone: 902-2938
Fax: 986-9101


  • If an error occurred while entering details on a Jamaican death record, all recorded deaths are eligible for correction


  • For normal service: $4,500 (4-6 weeks)
  • Express service available at $6,500 (7-10 business days).
  • Additional copies: 500 (at the time you apply)


  • The death certificate is valid for life

Documents for Use

  • Application form: Link

Processing Time

  • Normal service: 4 to 6-weeks
  • Express service available 7-10 days


  • All signatures must be identical to the ID
  • For processing an application, ID must be provided by the Applicant and Declarant.
  • All errors must be crossed out, and all signatures JP/Notary Public must be initialed.
  • All information must be written clearly
  • Except for those issued by Registrar General’s Departments, all photocopied IDs must be certified by J.P./Notary Public.
  • A declarant who has an overseas address must sign before a Jamaican J.P.
  • Incomplete applications won’t be processed

Requirements Information

  • Name and details of the deceased
  • Number of copies to be applied
  • Registration details
  • Applicant details
  • Statutory declaration

You will need the document

  • To prove the death of the deceased, you will need a certificate or death record.

Other uses for the Certificate/Document

  • You can use a death certificate to process other documents or settle disputes that require proof of death.

External Links

RGD: Link



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