Registration of marriage concluded abroad
Hungarian citizens should register their marriages concluded abroad. The application can be lodged at the register offices in Hungary, as a general rule. Application can also be lodged at the Consulate. In this case the procedure may take up to 3 months or even more.
If you would like to register your marriage in Hungary through the Consulate you should book an appointment. Appointments can be booked directly through our Appointment Booking System. For further information please visit the following link on the website: "Useful Consular informations" --> "Working hours, appointment”.
Please note that both parties/applicants should appear in person for the appointment!
1. Original marriage certificate (this is required in ALL cases)
If the marriage was concluded in a country other than the UK you might need to get an Apostille or diplomatic legalisation from the country of marriage. For further information please contact us (via email) or the Hungarian Embassy accredited to the country of marriage.
There is no need for translation:
- if the marriage certificate is issued in English, German or French, or
- if the marriage certificate is issued in two or more languages including English, German or French.
If the marriage certificate is issued in other languages a legalised translation should be enclosed. The translation can be prepared by the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd (http://www.offi.hu/en), or the translation can be legalised by the competent Hungarian Consulate.
2. Copy of birth certificate of the Hungarian party
3. Completed and signed application form.
Please fill in the application form in Hungarian with block capital letters in accordance with the rules of the Hungarian language. The application form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
4. Proof of marital status of the Hungarian national prior to the marriage
If you were divorced before getting married again: final court decision about the divorce (with Hungarian translation). If the marriage was dissolved within the EU after 1 May 2004 please submit the certificate issued by the court in accordance with Brussels II regulation (Certificate referred to in Article 39 of Council Regulation 8EC) No. 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning judgments in matrimonial matters – form D180 can be downloaded from: www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk ). This certificate does not need to be translated in Hungarian.
If you were widow(er) before getting married again: death certificate of the deceased spouse.
5. Proof of Hungarian nationality
Valid passport, valid identity card or certificate of nationality wich has been issued within the past 3 years.
6. Proof of nationality in respect of the non-Hungarian party
7. Certificate of marital status of the non-Hungarian party prior to the marriage
The non-Hungarian party has to present an official certificate on his/her previous family status (prior to the marriage). This document should be translated to Hungarian by the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd (http://www.offi.hu/en) or the translation can be legalised by the competent Hungarian Consulate. (ie. Hungarian Consulate accredited to the country of origin of the non-Hungarian party). Apostille or diplomatic legalisation from the country of origin might also be necessary.
EU citizens are not required to present such a certificate.
8. Request for registration in the Registry of Personal Data and Address
The Hungarian national has to fill in point IV. of the application form in the following cases:
• if the Hungarian pnational does not have a valid Hungarian ID card AND
• he/she does not have a Hungarian address card with the remark “Külföldön élő magyar állampolgár” AND
- he/she has never lived in Hungary.
9. Consular fee:
For information about the fees please visit the following link on our website: “Consular fees”.
10. A self-addressed return envelope.
Application by post
If you apply by post you should visit a Honorary Consul or a Notary Public who legalises your identity and signature. You can find the contact details of the Honorary Consuls and the list of the Notaries Public on the website („Honorary Consuls, translators, Notaries Public”).
If you wish to ask for the assistance of a Notary Public please note that the Consulate can accept legalisations only from those Notaries Public whose samples of seal and signature are in possession of the Consulate. You can find the list of Notaries Public on the website („Honorary Consuls, translators, Notaries Public”).
In case of the assistance of a Notary Public an additional fee applies for diplomatic legalisation. (For information about the fees please visit the following link:“Consular fees”.)
If you send your application by post you should enclose a Postal Order on the name of the Embassy (“Embassy of Hungary”). Please note that we can not accept cheques. If you send your application by post please also send a cover letter with your contact details (phone number, e-mail address).