Reporting a death
You must report a death in Leuven to the city. The city then prepares a death certificate.
Who can report a death?
Anyone who is aware of the death. Usually, the funeral director takes care of it.
How do you report a death?
- Gather together all the documents required to declare a death.
- Send us the documents in one mail.
Mention the surname and first name of the deceased as the subject.
What happens after my request?
We process the declaration and send the copies and authorisation for burial/cremation. We send the original documents afterwards.
Free of charge.
Did your baby die shortly before or during birth, after a pregnancy lasting at least 140 days? In this case you can have a deed of a stillborn child drawn up. From 180 days (6 months) onwards, it is mandatory.