Authentication of copies of documents

When is consular authentication necessary?

For documents to be used (served) in Hungary, it is often required that the signature on the document or the copy of the document is authenticated by a Hungarian consul. Authentic copies and translations prepared abroad are generally only acceptable in Hungary if done by a Hungarian consul.

As indicated on the website there are different alternatives to have a signature legalized on a contract or other official documents, therefore, you are advised to contact the relevant office in Hungary concerning the preferred and accepted method prior to submitting a request.

How can I have copies of documents authenticated by the consul?

Just present a valid photo ID, pay the consular fee, and hand over the documents for copying.

  • the original document;
  • a copy of your valid photo ID;

Please kindly note that fees may vary on the number of pages of the document, so please make sure to check it beforehand.