Obtaining Certificates from Hungary
How may I apply for a certificate?
The request for obtaining a Hungarian vital statistics certificate (birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate) may be submitted in person at the Hungarian Consular Service in The Hague but it can also be mailed to the Embassy (2585 JD, Hogeweg 14, Den Haag).
What is the cost of a certificate?
Obtaining certificates from Hungary is free of charge.
What kind of certificates can be obtained from Hungary?
Only Hungarian certificates of vital statistics events, that took place in the present-day territory of Hungary. The state civil registry was introduced in Hungary in 1895. When requesting older certificates based on church registries, please indicate the religious denomination.
In each case, accurate knowledge of the following is required:
- Birth name
- Place and date of birth (yyyy, mm, dd), with the district in case of Budapest
- Mother's maiden name
- Father's name
In the case of wedding certificates, the place and date of marriage (yyyy, mm, dd), with the district in case of Budapest
What form should I fill out?
Form is available for download here.
Please fill the form out with a blue ink pen, in block capitals.
What other documents are necessary to bring to the appointment?
In case of your own document or minor child: You will need to provide a valid ID.
In case of a non-own document:
It is necessary to present the document on which the application is based (e.g., certificate of relationship, a record of pending dispute, etc.).
Written authorization is required from the person concerned in the certificate to be obtained. The authorization is (1) either handwritten and signed by the person himself or herself, or (2) it is written by someone else but signed by the person concerned in the certificate to be obtained and authenticated by two witnesses. Original authorization is required.
In the case of a deceased person, a copy of the certificate of death (certificate of registration) is required.
When mailing in your application, please also include
- a photocopy of your valid ID document,
- a cover letter with your contact details (phone, email)
- a prepaid, self-addressed, trackable envelope
Please note that we will only be able to issue the certificate once we have received a completed application form. The issuance of the certificate is free of charge and will take about 3-4 weeks depending on the feedback from the Hungarian authorities.
On the basis of the complete application we will issue an internationally accepted birth/marriage/death certificate and forward it in the envelope you send us.
No further authentication is required for the administration in The Netherlands, and a translation is only required if there is any entry in the comment field (e.g. in case of divorce).
The multilingual form (request page 3) is not required for the Dutch procedure (we suggest you to tick the "do not ask" option).
You may download the application form