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Guidance on obtaining a dc from Western Australia
« on: Friday 06 October 17 11:25 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone
Help Required please.  I am working on some research for a family member.  My trail has brought me to Western Australia.  I think I may need to order a death certificate (death for this person was in 1975) however I am perplexed by the application form.  I've found the d/c details on Ancestry and am poised to down load and fill out a form from the Gov't of WA website in order to obtain the cert.   I am not related to the deceased.  They seem to require alot of certified copies of information from you before you can obtain the d/c.  However, the death date is older than 30 years. So would I just fill out the form, give them my payment details and ignore the other stuff?

Death certificates are available to the spouse (including defacto
partner), parents or children. (Evidence of relationship isrequired in all cases).If you do not qualify under the Registry’s Certificate AccessPolicy, you must provide the written consent or authority from aperson entitled to the certificate and you must also provideidentification for yourself and the person for whom you are
acting.


Thanks for your guidance!

CD

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Re: Guidance on obtaining a dc from Western Australia
« Reply #1 on: Friday 06 October 17 12:14 BST (UK) »
For historical certificates - including deaths 1983 and before, you can apply for an image rather than a certified certificate. The application form for these does not include the requirements you mention. It is also less than half the price.

http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/U/uncertified_copies.aspx

If you still want the certified copy (more expensive) then I would assume you can simply bypass the certified document requirements - tick the "family history" option.



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Re: Guidance on obtaining a dc from Western Australia
« Reply #2 on: Friday 06 October 17 12:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Westward

When I read the pdf form it seemed to suggest this was only an option if I applied in person.   :-\

Maybe I read that incorrectly?

Thanks again
CD

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Re: Guidance on obtaining a dc from Western Australia
« Reply #3 on: Friday 06 October 17 12:39 BST (UK) »
For uncertified copies
Where and how do I apply?
Perth Registry Office - in person
Perth Registry Office - by mail

Uncertified copies of birth, death and marriage records are available on application to the Perth Registry only.  You can apply in person to the Perth Registry or by mail to the Perth Registry

The application form gives postage details
http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_files/FH2.pdf
Not fast - 15 working days plus mail delivery time!

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Re: Guidance on obtaining a dc from Western Australia
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 October 17 13:45 BST (UK) »
Hi Westward

Thanks v much -  This is the bit that confused me...!
Note:
• This product is only available from the Perth
Registry Office.
• Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted

I will fill my form out now and get it posted asap.  15 days is a long wait!

CD