How to Apply For Obtain a Citizenship Certificate in Hungary

Apply For Obtain a Citizenship Certificate in Hungary

  • Complete your application on the form.
  • Complete your application form with the other documents required.
  • Make sure you pay the processing fee. The amount that you have to pay will be contingent on the location you’re submitting your application.
  • After receiving your application, the identity of the applicant is confirmed and their signature will be authenticated. The application along with its supporting documents will be sent into the Nationality Directorate of the Office of Immigration and Nationality.

Required Documents For Obtain a Citizenship Certificate

  • Application form completed
  • A birth certificate
  • evidence of marriage status (marriage certificate or final divorce decree death certificate of spouse)
  • birth and marriage certificates of marriage and birth
  • Hungarian citizens who reside in Hungary must include only their birth and marriage certificates and the marriage certificate of their parents. If they do not attach these documents then the Office of Immigration and Nationality must obtain registry certificates for the national registration event .
  • In the event that the person applying for asylum or his family members emigrated from Hungary prior to 1945, it’s recommended to attach the proper document as proof or presumptive evidence that proves Hungarian nationality (such as an older Hungarian passport identification card, identity card, residency certificate or other documents of citizenship that were issued prior to the present Hungarian authorities, specifically documents proving school certificates, occupation cards or soldier’s card or address registration form and documents for changing name, etc.).
  • If the applicant is not reside in Hungary the power of attorney to perform services is required to be included with the application, unless the applicant wants the certificate to be sent to the Hungarian consular officer. The application must be completed with the application form needed to be registered in the national register of events in the registry that took place in other countries, and in the event that the applicant wants to establish a residency in Hungary the form for application to be entered into the register of citizens’ personal information and addresses must be included.

Office Locations and Contacts

Immigration and Nationality Office

Central Office Physical Address 1117 Budapest The Budafoki Straße 60 Map

Postal Address 1903 Budapest, Pf. 314
Phone: 0036-1-463-9100
Fax: 0036-1-463-9108

Lookup Regional Offices

What are all the Eligibility

The following people can obtain the citizenship certificate:

  • Anyone who is of legal age and who lives in Hungary or elsewhere can obtain an official citizenship certificate, regardless of citizenship.
  • For the benefit of a person having only limited legal capacity or with no legal capacity, his/her legal representative must act.
  • An application to confirm the citizenship of a person can be made by the person who has a reason to justify his or her legitimate motives in this respect.
  • Attorneys and other authorized individuals are not permitted to make the application. However, they can send the documents missing and be issued a certificate when their power of attorney granted to them permits them to take these actions.


The fee for obtaining the citizen’s certificate of citizenship is HUF 3,000 , which in Hungary must be paid with a duty stamps. If you apply for citizenship abroad, the method by which the fee will be paid and the total charged will be determined by the office that issues the certificate.


This certificate will be valid for 3 years from the date it was issued.

Documents to Utilize

  • Hungarian citizen living in Hungary:
Word Format
PDF Form
  • The application for a citizenship certificate:
  • Word Format

PDF Formula

Processing Time

It can take between 60 and 60 days for the application to be considered after you’ve provided all the necessary documents. The processing time can be more lengthy for incomplete applications.


Complete your application in person at the following locations:

  • District (capital district) office of the county and capital government office
  • Integrated customer services (“e-government”)
  • Hungarian consular offices

The regional directorates are part from the Office of Immigration and Nationality

The Document is required

  • The citizenship certificate shows that an individual is an Hungariannon-Hungarian or was no longer an Hungarian citizen.
  • Certificates of citizenship that contain additional information are available on the request of the applicant, for example, additional information on when and how an applicant obtained the Hungarian citizenship, as well as if the applicant was an Hungarian citizen on a particular date or time.
  • Here are the steps to help you obtain an official citizenship certificate.

Other uses for the document/certificate

The certificate can be used to:

  • study or work abroad, when requested by a foreign authority
  • processing probate cases,
  • buying real property in Hungary,
  • in any case in any proceeding before in any proceeding before a Hungarian authorities or a foreign one where the citizenship status has to be confirmed through a citizenship certificate.

External Links

  • Budapest’s Immigration and Nationality Office:<=en



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