How to Obtain Death Certificate In United Arab Emirates

Obtain Death Certificate In United Arab Emirates By Online

  1. To get an official death certificate, obtain the death announcement at the hospital.
  2. Bring the body back in The Preventive Medicine (morgue).
  3. Complete all required documentation.
  4. Make sure you pay all fees required.

If you’re outside of the United Arab Emirates

You can use the contact information provided under “Office Locations and Contacts” to connect with the closest UAE Mission in the country in which you currently reside. It is the Consular Services Section will be the person who handles your request to get the Death Certificate.

Required Documents For Obtain Death Certificate

The requirements for Nationals:

  • Death announcement
  • Original and copy of deceased’s family book
  • Original and copy of passport of the deceased
  • The death certificate is required if the death took place outside UAE

The requirements for expatriates

  • Death announcement
  • Original and duplicate of passport of the deceased
  • Approval letter from the Embassy to either bury the body within the country or to send it out of the country
  • Insurance card for health (If your health insurance card, or health insurance card is in a state of expiry or are not in circulation AED 1000 fees have payable for the embalming process and burial.)

Office Locations and Contacts

UAE Govts (check on the drop-down list on the left-hand side of this page)

UAE Missions Overseas


  • AED 50 for death certificate.
  • AED 50 for each additional copies
  • AED 50 to replace certificate
  • AED 10 for authentic copy

The Information You Need

  • The name of the person who died
  • Sex
  • Date of death

The Document is required

This guideline provides details on how to get a copy of your death certificate for the United Arab Emirates.

Other uses for the document/certificate

A duplicate of the death certificate is typically required to present in the following circumstances:

  • In claim of life insurance benefits
  • In claiming pensions
  • settling estates

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