Prepare the funerals

Before the ceremony

When death is official, steps so as to organise the ceremony may be taken.

Nevertheless a document called death certificate (officialy called IIIC form) is required in order to do so.
Without this form funeral service is not allowed to take actions.

This is why the death declaration has to be issued as soon as possible. If the person died in a hospital a doctor on duty takes care of that otherwise if the persoon died at home a doctor contacted by the family issues the declaration. If no doctor can be contacted please contact SOS doctors for instance.

In addition to that, the person's identity card as well as their wedding declaration, and only in Flanders a declaration containing their ultimate will will have to be handed in too.

Click here to download the cremation application form