Death Certificates :
After the person in charge of the Consular work confirms the death of Iraqi C, the Consular Section registers the death in an Iraqi death certificate issues it on the basis of Article 10 of the law of births and deaths’ registration, which issued based on Arab or Foreign death certificate, certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the work area of the Mission.
The Consul writes down the information in all the certificate fields and information of the Civil Status Card of the deceased , his son or his wife , the death certificate shall not be issued to a person other than an Iraqi, the death certificate issued in four copies are: –
The first copy (white copy) a copy of the Civil Status and the second copy (red copy) a copy of relatives and the third copy (green or yellow) Electronic system copy and fourth copy (blue copy) save by the Consular Section of the Embassy for the purpose of reference when needed.
Copies of Civil Status and Electronic system are sent to the Ministry of Health / Department of Health and Life Statistics attached with replica image of the death certificate certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the work area of the Mission with a picture of the Civil Status Card of the deceased in the first mail.
The consul should always remember some of the fields contained in the certificate for the Consular Section, including: –
(Date of issuance of the death certificate – stamped with the seal of Consular Department – mentioning the name and signature of the consul) Note that each death certificate must include the following: –
(The name of the deceased – date of birth – nationality – date of death – the cause of his death – a place of death)
The death certificate is essential to the family of the deceased for the purpose of registration in the civil records and restrictions and issues of inheritance and legacies, therefore the family copy of the certificate must be delivered to the relatives for the purpose of registration in the civil status records. If the Mission suspects that the death occurred as a result of a criminal act, it must ask the concerned party in its work area for a body autopsy to confirm the cause of death and to inform the Consular Department of the results.
Note: – The duration to inform about the death outside Iraq is (45) days from the date of death and the implementation of paragraph (a) of Article (10) of the amended law of births and deaths No. (148) for the year 1971. In the case of delays in death informing, a sum of ten thousand dinars must be paid as a fine or a sum equivalent to ($8.50) as late registration fee according the accountant receipt (37a) (the consular department instructions 8 / 4 / 21/64161 in 4 / Feb. /2009).