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What To Do When Someone Passed On? Funeral Services in Singapore

Updated: Jul 13

Below are the steps for bereavement procedure:


Step 1

Prepare a set of clothing and a pair of shoe. (If staying at hospital, recommended to prepare in advance)


A photo for enlargement (In hard or soft copy, recommended to provide the original photo)


Step 2


Certify the cause of death.


NOTE: CORONER'S CASE​

  • If the attending doctor assesses that the death is due to unnatural cause, the case will be referred to the Coroner.

  • A Coroner’s review will be conducted at the HSA (Health Sciences Authority) mortuary at Blk 9, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) at 9.00 am in the next morning.

  • Family is advised to present the deceased medical records and medicines to the Police IO (Investigating Officer).

  • The deceased’s body can usually be collected by noon, upon which the Death Certificate will also be issued.


DEATH AT HOME

  • Call us immediately at 97337989

  • A private doctor needs to certify the cause of death. If you are unable to get a doctor, we can assist in recommending one to you.

  • Bring the CCOD, deceased IC and informant's IC to police centre/post to obtain the DC (Death Certificate).

NOTE: The DC will be issued in duplicate together with a Burial or Cremation Permit.

  • Original retained by the MRO/Police

  • Duplicate issued to family/informant

  • No fee is payable

DEATH AT GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL/HOSPICE/NURSING HOME/PRIVATE HOSPITAL

  • Call us at 97337989

  • Get the doctor to certify the cause of death.

  • At Tan Tock Seng, Changi, NUH, Ng Teng Feng, Khoo Teck Puat and Alexandra the DC will be issued at the mortuary, MRO (Medicine Records Office), or A&E.  

  • At SGH, the DC will be issued at the mortuary during office hours.

  • After office hours, family will need to bring the CCOD and the ICs of the deceased and informant to the Police centre / post to obtain the DC.

NOTE: The DC will be issued in duplicate together with a Burial or Cremation Permit.

  • Original retained by the MRO/Police

  • Duplicate issued to family/informant

  • No fee is payable

DEATH OUTSIDE OF SINGAPORE

  • If a death occurs in a foreign country, a Death Certificate must be obtained from that country

  • The Singapore Embassy/ Representative office in that country will issue the repatriation documents

  • A Consignor (usually a funeral home in the exporting country) will assist in the repatriation arrangements

  • We can be appointed the Consignee in Singapore to receive the remains and to provide all the subsequent arrangements and services

  • We are always ready to give assistance. STE

Step 3


Decide on

  • Funeral Arrangement / Package

  • Burial / Cremation

  • Place of wake: Void deck / House / Funeral Parlour

  • Funeral day

  • No. of days

  • Calling the town council (EMSU) to book the void deck/multi purposes hall for reservation if either one of these two are decided to host the wake.

Step 4


Collection of loved one from the hospital or home

our staff will meet family members within an hour and arrange to collect your loved one for cleansing, embalming, dressing and make-up.


Step 5


Sending of loved one to place of wake

Family members to be assembled to receive the loved one.


For more information for Funeral Services or Package please visit:

https://www.funeralservices.sg/ or you may reach us 24/7 at 97337989.


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