The difference in the two death certificates is one has the cause of death on it and one is without the cause of death. The most common one is the one without the cause of death. That’s a regular sized piece of paper, 8-1/2 by 11, again, it does not have the cause of death on it. This is what we would file with the probate court. The other one that has the cause of death on it is on a longer piece of paper, like a legal sized piece of paper. And typically insurance companies are the ones that are going to need that. Contact us with any questions you may have.