In order to apply for certificates or name change at the consulate, you must appear in person. Please make an appointment in advance on the following page:

https://konzinfobooking.mfa.gov.hu

 


We kindly ask our dear Clients - until further notice - to bring along one color, passport sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm photo, which meets the ICAO specifications.


 

Civil events of Hungarian citizens, such as birth, marriage, divorce, death - are  to be registered in Hungary, too. The certification of foreign civil events can be

 

- registered in every registry office in Hungary;

- abroad, at every consulate of the diplomatic missions.

 

Civil events have generally to be registered in person. The consulate in Bern is the responsible office to register birth, marriage, death and divorce and issue the Hungarian Certificate.

For the procedure in relation to the acquisition of Hungarian citizenship, as well as the determination of Hungarian citizenship, the registration of civil events must be submitted separately. No civil certificate is automatically issued.

 

The competent authority is:

Budapest Főváros Kormányhivatal

Állampolgársági és Anyakönyvezési Főosztály

Hazai Anyakonyvi Osztály

1056 Budapest, Váci utca 62-64.

e-mail: hazaianyakonyv@bfkh.gov.hu

 

International civil registry documents also have to be registered in Hungary (birth, marriage, divorce, death).

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that an original copy of the foreign document must be submitted and the authority will keep it.

If the foreign civil record is issued in German / English / French, no translation is required; all other foreign records can only be accepted for the procedure with a certified translation into Hungarian.

 

The process of the Hungarian civil registration is approximately 75 days.

 

A) Certification of a birth

For certification of a birth please make an appointment for Registration of birth + passport for minors (under 18 age). The consent of both parents is required regardless of whether they are married or not. 

The following documents are required IN CASE THE CHILD HAS BEEN BORN IN MARRIAGE:

  • The original birth certificate issued by the foreign authority and one copy
  • The marriage certificate of the parents issued by the Hungarian registry office (if the marriage is not yet registered in Hungary, this can be requested at the same time as the birth registration)
  • A document suitable for identifying the person and the nationality of both parents and their birth certificates
  • Hungarian identification card with registration address (lakcímkártya) for Hungarian citizenship, if available
  • 1 biometric passport photo of the child (according to ICAO) if a passport is to be applied for at the same time.
  • The completed application form: https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/d/19/92000/szuletes_adatlap2020.pdf

 

CERTIFICATE OF FULLY BORN CHILDREN WITH FATHER RECOGNITION

If the parents are not married, the father can declare paternity at the common request. You must not sign the application form prior when filling it out, because it must be submitted in 4 original copies.

 

The following documents are required:

  • The original birth certificate issued by the Swiss authority and one copy
  • The original document issued by the Swiss authorities confirming paternity recognition and one copy
  • A document suitable for identifying the person and the nationality of both parents and their birth certificates
  • Hungarian identification card with registration address (lakcímkártya) for Hungarian citizenship, if available
  • Both parents have to appear in person
  • 1 biometric passport photo of the child (according to ICAO) if a passport is to be applied for at the same time.
  • The completed application form: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/e/0e/a0000/1_melléklet_apai_elism_megszuletett_20140613.pdf

 

CERTIFICATE OF FULLY BORN CHILDREN WITHOUT FATHER RECOGNITION

If there is no acknowledgment of paternity, the presence of the mother is sufficient. In this case, as in the foreign document, no father is entered in the child's Hungarian birth certificate.

 

B) Certification of a marriage abroad

For certification of a marriage abroad please make an appointment for Registration of marriage/civil partnership and/or registration of divorce + passport (over 18 age). The following documents are required:

  • The original Swiss marriage certificate and one copy
  • A valid passport / identity card of both spouses
  • Hungarian identification card with registration address (lakcímkártya), if available
  • The divorce certificate in the case of a previous marriage (final court judgment with Hungarian translation or an extract from the marriage register with a corresponding note or a death certificate from the former spouse)
  • The completed application form: https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/e/19/92000/hazassag_adatlap2020.pdf

 

If the divorce of the Hungarian spouse abroad has not yet been certified in Hungary, the divorce must be registered with the civil registry before the marriage is certified. Both applications can be submitted at the same time.

 

C) Certification of a foreign divorce

For certification of a foreign divorce please make an appointment for Registration of marriage/civil partnership and/or registration of divorce + passport (over 18 age)The following documents are required:

  • The Hungarian marriage certificate about the marriage (one copy is enough)
  • The final divorce judgment of the Swiss family court in the original and one copy
  • In case of legal force after 01/05/2004, the certificate of the court in accordance with Article 39 (Brussels II. Agreement) concerning decisions in matrimonial matters must also be submitted
  • The birth certificate of the applicant
  • Proof of Hungarian nationality (by a valid passport or ID card or a passport, which expired within a yer, a certificate of naturalization or a citizenship certificate issued during the last three years)
  • Hungarian identification card with registration address (lakcímkártya), if available
  • The completed application form: https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/f/19/92000/valas_adatlap2020.pdf

 

If the foreign marriage of the Hungarian spouse has not yet been certified in Hungary, the marriage must be registered in the civil registry before the divorce is certified. The two applications can be submitted simultaneously, which increases the processing time.

 

Note: Name change in connection with divorce, see also under „Change of marriage name”


D) Certification of a civil partnership

For certification of a civil partnership please make an appointment for Registration of marriage/civil partnership and/or registration of divorce + passport (over 18 age). In Hungary, civil partnerships can be registered as of July 1st, 2009.

Required documents: such as by certification of a marriage contracted abroad.

If a change in the name of the life partner is requested, the birth name can be changed in the procedure.

http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/4/ea/51000/Adatlap_hakv_BET_eak.pdf

 

E) Certification of a death abroad

For certification of a death abroad please make an appointment for Registration of death.

The following documents are required:

  • The Swiss death certificate or an excerpt from the death register in the original and one copy
  • The birth certificate of the deceased
  • Proof of Hungarian nationality of the deceased person (a valid or within in a year expired passport, valid identity card, certificate of naturalization or a citizenship certificate issued during the last three years)
  • Proof of the marital status of the deceased (marriage certificate, final divorce decree, death certificate of the spouse of the deceased) in copy
  • The completed form: https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/0/29/92000/Halaleset_adatlap2020.pdf

 

Name change

A, Change of birth name

For Change of birth name please make an appointment for Change of name. Every Hungarian citizen is fundamentally entitled to change his maiden name (first and / or last name). The application will be decided by the Budapest Főváros Kormányhivatala Állampolgársági és Anyakönyvezési Főosztálya Névváltoztatási és Anyakönyvi Osztály. The consulate is only entitled to accept the application.

 

The following documents are required:

  • The Hungarian birth certificate in the original and one copy
  • A valid passport or identity card
  • Proof of marital status (marriage certificate, divorce decree, death certificate of the deceased spouse in the original)
  • If other persons are affected by the name change, their consent form must be attached
  • Statement by the applicant that the change of name does not violate the personal rights of other persons
  • The completed application form: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/download/c/76/21000/kerelem_szulcsaladi_utonev_megvalt2015.pdf

 

B, Change of married name

Hungarian citizens can change their married name during the marriage or after the marriage has been terminated in accordance with the applicable legislation.

The following documents are required: