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Cremation: statutory forms

Published: 4 Apr 2019

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.

Published:
4 Apr 2019
Cremation: statutory forms

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

Guidance

Form A1: guidance notes

4 page PDF
230.7 kB

Form A2: guidance notes

4 page PDF
229.0 kB

Form A3: guidance notes

3 page PDF
211.2 kB

Form A5: guidance notes

2 page PDF
11.5 kB

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