My father who was a Hong Kong resident passed away in Shanghai in a car accident in 1993. How can I obtain a copy of the death certificate that was issued back then?
My condolences for your father’s tragic accident. I will ask a friend who may know something on this matter and let you know. In the meantime, stay healthy and safe!
My friend knows the general idea. So here it is:
You need to visit the Shanghai Municipal Archives and bring with you your passport/ID, a document proving he’s your father, and a statement explaining why you need to collect his death certificate.
However, my friend recommends that you call in-advance to inquire first.
I would recommend just Baidu-map-searching: “上海市档案馆” and visiting a location near to you and ask in-person.
I did a quick search and this should be their home page http://www.archives.sh.cn/ and it seems they are business as usual now http://www.archives.sh.cn/ggl/202003/t20200313_44586.html
Hope you can get it swiftly. Cheers!