The Paperwork

Although the paperwork may seem like a complicated ordeal, I have got it down to an art.
It usually only takes a few minutes to fill in and then I take care of the rest. 

Simple Direct Funerals process means that the paperwork is very easy to deal with.  We do not have pages and pages of questions for family to struggle through.  There are only two pages which usually take 15 minutes to complete with the family at the time.

The first page is the Application for the Cremation, which is completed by the next of kin or executor of the deceased. I have these forms and go through them with you.

The second page is the information needed to complete the Death Certificate for Births Deaths and Marriages.   Again we go through this with the family and process it so the Death Certificate is sent to the family afterwards.

Some of the questions that can prove difficult to answer about the person who died are:

  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Their parents name including the mother’s maiden name
  • Their age if they got married(s)
  • Place (city / town) where married(s)
  • If born overseas how long have they lived in NZ
  • Spouse’s full name (maiden name also) and age
  • Ages of children

I will help you through all of this to make this process as easy for you as I can.


The other paperwork needed is when the doctor fills out the Medical Certificate. For a cremation the doctor will also need to fill out the Cremation form B and a Certificate regarding Pacemakers, from AB. The doctors have these forms and I can coordinate this with them.