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Cremation: statutory forms

Statutory forms and related guidance to be used as a requirement of the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019 which came into force on 4 April 2019.


These seven statutory application forms and guidance notes (where applicable) have been made under the Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019, which came into force on 4 April 2019. The forms are specific to different scenarios - see the table below for further information.

These statutory forms must be used to apply for a cremation at any crematorium operating in Scotland. Paper and electronic versions of the forms, containing the relevant logo and address pre-filled, are available directly from each crematorium.

If you are arranging a funeral, and you are using a funeral director they will be able to advise you about which form you will need to complete and will provide one for the crematorium where the service will take place.

If you are not using the services of a funeral director and are making the arrangements yourself, you should speak to your chosen crematorium directly to make the necessary arrangements for the cremation.

You will need to save these forms to your computer before you can write onto the pdfs.
 

Form

To apply for cremation of:

Used by:

A1

Adult or child

Relative or nominated individual

A2

Stillborn baby

Parent or nominated individual

A2

Stillborn baby

Health body/ hospital/ NHS

A3

Pregnancy loss on or before 24 weeks gestation

Woman or nominated individual

A4

Pregnancy loss(es) on or before 24 weeks gestation

Health body/ hospital/ NHS

A5

Adult or child (section 87 application)

Local authority

A6

Body after anatomical examination

University anatomy school

A6

Body parts after anatomical examination

University anatomy school

A6

Body parts after hospital arranged post mortem

Hospital

A7

Body parts after anatomical examination (where person died before Anatomy Act 1984 came into force)

University anatomy school

Forms

Form A1: application for cremation of an adult or a child

Form A2: application for cremation of a stillborn baby

Form A3: application for cremation following a pregnancy loss

Form A4: application for cremation of pregnancy loss by a health authority or body – shared or individual cremation

Form A5: application for cremation of an adult or a child (by a local authority)

Form A6: application for cremation of body parts following a hospital arranged post mortem examination or whole body/body parts donated for anatomical examination

Form A7: application for cremation of body parts donated in Scotland for anatomical examination or teaching before the commencement of the Anatomy Act 1984 (as amended by the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 (14 February 1988))

Guidance

Form A1: guidance notes

Form A2: guidance notes

Form A3: guidance notes

Form A5: guidance notes

Contact

Email: BurialandCremation@gov.scot

Post:

Burial and Cremation, Anatomy and Death Certification Team
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House (3EN)
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

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