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Death Certificate

When a person dies, the family can apply for a death certificate. Death certificates are used:

  • as legal proof of death
  • to settle an estate
  • by family members to get benefits like pensions and insurance

You can apply for a death certificate if you are:

  • A member of the immediate family or next of kin
  • A person who requires the certificate for use in a court of law, for settlement of an estate, or for disinterment purposes
  • An officer of the Crown, for official purposes
  • A government department approved by the Registrar General, when required for legal or other legitimate purposes


Get a Death Certificate

The Department of Health can provide death certificates dating back to the creation of Nunavut on April 1st, 1999.

To get a death certificate, fill out the Application for Certificate form. Make sure that all of your information is correct.

The fee for all death certificates is $10.00 per certificate and can be paid by cheque or money order made payable to the Government of Nunavut.

Mail completed forms to the following address:

Nunavut Vital Statistics
Department of Health
Box 889
Rankin Inlet, NU
X0C 0G0

Phone: (867) 645-8001
Fax: (867) 645-8092
Toll Free: (800) 661-0833