Who will be informed of the death?
- Public authorities receive updates from the population register on a daily or weekly basis, so you will not need to inform them of the death.
- When it comes to the private sector, only companies that subscribe to Statens personadressregister (SPAR) receive information that someone has died. Many companies do not do so and will therefore continue to send post to the deceased. When this happens, it is up to you to inform them.
- Clubs and associations seldom know about the death of a member and may therefore continue to send post after the death. How long depends on the regularity with which they normally send out information.
Will you receive direct ads addressed to the estate?
Some companies send direct ads in response to a death. Other direct ads may continue to arrive in the deceased’s name. If you do not wish to receive advertisements, you can request an ad block from SPAR. You should bear in mind that it can take up to three months before the flow of advertisements decreases.
Who will find out about the death?
Government agencies and municipalities are automatically informed of the death when a doctor submits a death certificate to the population register.
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