In England and Wales, the death has to be registered at the registrar's office in the area where the death occurred. This is the case even if the death occurred a distance from home. However, there is a facility available to attend
your local registrar's office to register a death that occurred in another area. This is called Registration by Declaration, and involves the two registrars transferring documents by fax and post in order to register the death. Depending on the circumstances,
this can delay the date of the funeral, ask your chosen funeral firm for advice.
In Scotland, you can register the death at any registration district, as long as it is in Scotland.