If someone dies outside Scotland
Last updated: 27 July 2020

Apply for a post-mortem

If you're unsure of what caused the death abroad (for example, the medical certificate doesn't make this clear) you may be able to apply for a post-mortem.

To apply, download the assistance with post-mortem examinations form and email it to

Alternatively, you can post them (using recorded delivery) to:

Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Death Certification Review Service
Norseman House
2 Ferrymuir
South Queensferry
EH30 9QZ