The Universal Identification System is a patented process that provides permanent identification for people who have died. Use of the UIS at the time of death ensures proper identification of the deceased from the place of death to the final disposition. Prior to the UIS there has not been a way to identify a deceased person in a permanent manner. Therefore, problems have occurred and will continue to occur unless the UIS is used. The traumatic emotional devastation loved ones have endured as a result of wrongful identification can now be prevented with the Universal Identification System.