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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
Registration Of Vital Events
10th November 2009
Coming into operation
7th December 2009
1. These regulations may be cited as the Presumption of Death Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 and shall come into operation on 7th December 2009.
2. In these regulations —
“the Act” means the Presumption of Death Act (Northern Ireland) 2009.
“declaration” in relation to any person means a declaration under section 1 of the Act that that person is presumed to be dead.
3. The particulars, so far as such particulars are known, which the High Court must send to the Registrar General under paragraphs 1(1) (Entries in Register of Presumed Deaths) and 2(1) (Amendment and cancellation of entries in Register) of Schedule 1 to the Act are set out in Schedule 1.
4. The particulars, so far as such particulars are known, in respect of which the Registrar General must make an entry under paragraph 1(2)(a) (Entries in Register of Presumed Deaths) of Schedule 1 to the Act are set out in Schedule 2.
The date of the declaration or variation order;
The full name, sex, last known usual residence and last known occupation of the person to whom a declaration relates;
The date of birth, or age, and place of birth of the person to whom a declaration relates;
The date of death and place of death as determined by the court;
The status of the person to whom a declaration relates and if a woman, her maiden name.
Name and surname;
Date of presumed death;
Place of presumed death;
Last known address (if different from place of death);
Cause of death;
The date on which declaration of presumed death was issued by the High Court.
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations prescribe the particulars to be sent by the High Court to the Registrar General following the making of a declaration under section 1 or a variation order under section 5 of the Presumption of Death Act (Northern Ireland) 2009.
The Regulations also prescribe the particulars to be entered in the Register of Presumed Deaths after a copy of a declaration of presumed death is received by the Registrar General.
see the definitions of “the Department” and “prescribed” in section 17 of the Presumption of Death Act (Northern Ireland) 2009
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