If the death of a friend or family member occurs outside of the hospital, you must immediately call the police by dialing 999. When the police arrive, they will fill out an initial death report and transfer the deceased to the Rashid Hospital Mortuary.
If the death occurs in a hospital, that hospital will take the responsibility of filling out the initial death report and transferring the deceased to the Rashid Hospital Mortuary. From this point forward, the process for registering a death varies depending on the deceased’s religion and whether he or she was an expatriate or not.
Obtaining a Death Certificate
After the deceased has been transferred to the Rashid Hospital Mortuary, either by the police or by another hospital, Rashid Hospital will determine the cause of death and issue a report, confirming the death. You will need to submit the initial death report (either from the police or the original hospital), the deceased’s passport and visa (original and copy) and a fee of Dhs.60. The Rashid Mortuary will then issue a death certificate declaration. Have the police stamp the declaration at the hospital.
Take the death certificate declaration to the local district police station. Submit the death certificate declaration and the deceased’s passport and visa page. The police will issue a no objection certificate (NOC) addressed to Al Baraha Hospital. You should also request NOCs addressed to the airport for the transportation of the body, the mortuary for embalming, and the hospital for release of the body. The attending officer should help inform you of the NOCs you will need.
For expatriates, the local embassy or consulate must cancel the passport and register the death in the home country. The embassy must also produce an NOC if you wish to have the body flown back to the country of origin.
Procedure for obtaining death certificate – Dubai Health AuthorityContacting Dubai Police – Dubai PoliceAl Baraha Hospital, Preventive Medicine Department – LWE contact pageConsulates in Dubai – Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing