Death Registration

Registration of Death from the Current Place of Residence

PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS

Who is eligible for registration?

  • Bhutanese Citizen/Special Resident registered in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

What are the required documents?

  1. Duly completed application Form No.  BCRS-DR-01;
  2. Original Citizenship Card/Special Resident Card of the deceased; and

Notification of Death/Statement of Death (BCRS-DR-SD-01).

What are the conditions required to be fulfilled?

Need to fulfill the following: –

  1. Notification of Death if death has occurred inside the health facility.
  2. Statement of Death (BCRS-DR-SD-01) by the Guarantor if the death has occurred outside the health facility.
  3. The Guarantor along with a Witness must be present in person with the Requestor for document verification.
  4. The guarantor must be a Bhutanese citizen aged 18 to 65 years who has sound knowledge about the deceased/family of the deceased.
  5. The witness must be a Bhutanese citizen aged 18 years and above.

The guarantor and witness must give their thumb impression at the registration point.

Where can I find the application forms?

You can download the forms from the link below: –

  • BCRS-DR-01 (Death Registration Form)
  • BCRS-DR-SD-01 (Statement of Death)
  • Notification of Death issued by the Health Facility

*Forms are also available in hardcopy at the registration points.

B. APPLICATION PROCESS
Where can I avail the service?

You can register the death from any of the following registration points if all the requirements are completed: –

  • Community Service Centre (CSC);
  • Drungkhag Civil Registration & Census Office (Only four Drungkhags namely Lhamoizingkha, Phuentsholing, Tashichholing and Umling)
  • Thromde Civil Registration and Census Office (TCRCO)
  • Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office (DzCRCO)

What are the steps to register a death?

Step 1:  Keep a copy of Notification of Death/Statement of Death.

Step 2: Fill up the Death Registration application form No. BCRS-DR-01.

Step 3: Find a Guarantor, fill up the Statement of Death and affix a legal stamp if the death has occurred outside the health facility.

Step 4:  Find a witness.

Step 5: Visit the registration point with the Guarantor and Witness.

Step 7: Submit the duly filled documents to the registration point.

Step 8: The Guarantor and Witness shall give their thumb impression at the registration point.

Step 9: Your application will be verified and endorsed by officials at the registration point.

Step 11: The official shall then process the application for death registration in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

Step 13: Upon successful submission of the application, SMS alert with application number will be sent to the requestor’s mobile number.

Step 14: The application shall be verified and approved in BCRS by the Department of Civil Registration and Census officials.

Step 15: The death will be registered in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

Step 16:  SMS alert confirming the registration of death will be sent to the requestor’s mobile number.

Note:

Must produce the original Notification of Death/Statement of Death for the validation and surrender the Citizenship Identity Card/Special Resident Card at the registration point.

How long does it take to register the death in the Bhutan Civil Registration System?

The timeframe to register death in the Bhutan Civil Registration System is a maximum of 21 days upon submission of completed documents.

C. POST-APPLICATION PROCESS
How do I know the status of my application?

The application status can be traced from the G2C Citizen Service Portal VIEW STATUS with application ID No. received through the SMS.

Whom and where to contact?

  • Civil Registration and Census Office in 20 Dzongkhags, 4 Thromdes, 4 Drungkhags (Lhamoizingkha, Phuentsholing, Tashichholing and Umling), Community Service Centres where you have submitted the documents.
  • Trace contact from the link  CONTACT LIST  on the Department’s website.
  • You can also contact your concerned Gup/Thromde Representative/Thromde Tshogpa.

Where do I provide feedback, suggestions and grievances?

You can provide your feedback, suggestions and grievances through the following platforms: –

How can I access additional information?

Registration of Death from the Permanent Address as per Civil Registration and Census Record

  1. PRE-APPLICATION PROCESS

Who is eligible for registration?

  • Bhutanese Citizen/Special Resident registered in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

What are the required documents?

  • Duly completed application Form No.  BCRS-DR-01;
  • Original Citizenship Card/Special Resident Card of the deceased;
  • Notification of Death/Statement of Death (BCRS-DR-SD-01).

What are the conditions required to be fulfilled?

Need to fulfill the following: –

  1. Notification of Death if death has occurred inside the health facility.
  2. Produce ‘Statement of Death (BCRS-DR-SD-01)’ by Tshogpa endorsed by the Gup for the Gewogs and Statement of Thromde Tshogpa/Thromde Representative for the Thromdes if the death has occurred outside the health facility.

Where can I find the application forms?

You can download the forms from the link below: –

  • BCRS-DR-01 (Death Registration Form)
  • BCRS-DR-SD-01 (Statement of Death)
  • Notification of Death issued by the Health Facility.

*Forms are also available in hardcopy at the registration points

B. APPLICATION PROCESS
Where can I avail the service?

You can register the death from your permanent address (where the deceased census is registered) at any of the following registration points, if all the requirements are completed: –

  • Community Service Centre (CSC);
  • Drungkhag Civil Registration & Census Office (Only four Drungkhags namely Lhamoizingkha, Phuentsholing, Tashichholing and Umling)
  • Thromde Civil Registration and Census Office (TCRCO)
  • Dzongkhag Civil Registration and Census Office (DzCRCO)

What are the steps to register a death?

Step 1:  Keep a copy of Notification of Death/Statement of Death.

Step 2: Fill up the Death Registration application form No. BCRS-DR-01.

Step 3: Fill up the Statement of Death by Tshogpa endorsed by the Gup for the Gewog and Statement of Thromde Tshogpa/Thromde Representative for the Thromdes if the death has occurred outside the health facility.

Step 4: Visit the registration point where the deceased census is registered with complete documents.

Step 5: Submit the duly completed documents to the registration point.

Step 6: Your application will be verified and endorsed by officials at the registration point.

Step 7: The official shall then process the application for death registration in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

Step 8: Upon successful submission of the application, SMS alert with application number will be sent to the requestor’s mobile number.

Step 9: The application shall be verified and approved in BCRS by the Department of Civil Registration and Census officials.

Step 10: The death will be registered in the Bhutan Civil Registration System.

Step 11:  SMS alert confirming the registration of death will be sent to the requestor’s mobile number.

Note:

Must produce the original Notification of Death/Statement of Death for the validation and surrender the Citizenship Identity Card/Special Resident Card at the registration point.

How long does it take to register the newborn in the Bhutan Civil Registration System?

The timeframe to register death in the Bhutan Civil Registration System is a maximum of 21 days upon submission of completed documents.

C. POST-APPLICATION PROCESS
How do I know the status of my application?

The application status can be traced from the G2C Citizen Service Portal VIEW STATUS with application ID No. received via SMS.

Whom and where to contact?

  • Civil Registration and Census Office in 20 Dzongkhags, 4 Thromdes, 4 Drungkhags (Lhamoizingkha, Phuentsholing, Tashichholing and Umling Drungkhags), Community Service Centres where you have submitted the documents.
  • Trace contact from the link  CONTACT LIST  on the Department’s website.
  • You can also contact your concerned Gup/Thromde Representative/Thromde Tshogpa.

Where do I provide feedback, suggestions and grievances?

You can provide your feedback, suggestions and grievances through the following platforms: –

How can I access additional information?

  • Department of Civil Registration and Census at https://dcrc.mohca.gov.bt/
  • Respective Dzongkhag and Thromde websites