Working hours, appointment


Working hours of the Consulate:
Please note that consular services are by appointment as a general rule. Walk-in service is strictly between 9.30 am and 11.30 am on working days in the following cases:
• collection of passports
• collection of documents
• applying for emergency passport
• certificate of life for Hungarian pensioners.

Working hours of the Consulate:

Monday-Friday: - 9.30am - 11.30am and
                          - 1.30.- 5.00 pm (only by appointment!)
Phone number:   020 7235 5218 (for enquiries only)
From Hungary:    00-44-20-7235-5218
E-mail: consulate.lon@mfa.gov.hu

The Consulate is closed on Hungarian and British public holidays.
In 2018 the Consulate will be closed on the following days:
1 January, 14- 15 March, 30 March, 2 April, 14 April, 30 April, 1 May, 7 May, 21 May,  28 May, 20 August, 22-23 October, 1-2 November, 24-25-26 December.
 

Appointments:
Appointments can be booked:


• directly through our Appointment Booking System: https://ifr.mfa.gov.hu

Please bring the confirmation email with you to your appointment!


One person may book one appointment only for a consular service. If you book more appointments for the same consular service all of the appointments should be cancelled by the Consulate without prior notice. Please make sure that you arrive in time for your appointment. In case you can not come for your appointment you should cancel it in advance.


Please note that we use the same Appointment Booking System, therefore we can not issue earlier appointments. Please download and fill in all the required documents before coming to the Consulate . If you fail to prepare your application properly you might be advised to book a new  appointment and come back later.


Please note that in most of the cases the Consulate only receives the applications and forward them to the competent Hungarian authority, therefore the Consulate can not accelerate the procedures. If you wish to get an update about your case please contact directly the competent Hungarian authority.


Appointments to book:


1./ Verification of Hungarian citizenship
This procedure is needed if you would like to verify your Hungarian citizenship (based on your Hungarian ascendants) but you do not have a valid Hungarian passport, ID card or Certificate of citizenship.
For appointment please choose „Verification of citizenship”.


2., Simplified naturalisation
This procedure applies if you or your ascendants used to be Hungarian citizen(s) and you speak Hungarian fluently.
For appointment please choose „Simplified naturalisation”.


3./ Registration of birth/death
This procedure is necessary if a Hungarian citizen was born/died abroad. This fact should be registered in Hungary.
For appointment please choose „Registration of birth/marriage/divorce”.


4./ Registration of marriage or divorce
If a Hungarian citizen got married abroad the marriage should be registered by the Hungarian authorities. Divorce should also be registered in Hungary similar to the registration of marriage.
For appointment please choose „Registration of birth/marriage/divorce”.


5./ Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity
In case the parents were not married when the child was born a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity is necessary.
For appointment please choose „Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity”.


6./ Registration of marriage + registration of birth + passport application
If a child was born in a marriage solemnized abroad and neither the marriage nor the birth have been registered in Hungary registration of the marriage, registration of the birth and the passport for the child may be applied together within the same procedure.
For appointment please choose „Registration of marriage+birth+/passport”.


7./ Voluntary acknowledgment of paternity + registration of birth + passport application
In case the parents were not married when the child was born abroad a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity is necessary and it can be applied for together with registration of the birth and the passport for the child.
For appointment please choose „Vol.ackn.of paternity+registr.of birth+/passport”.


8./ Passport application/ID card
For passport/ID card application applicants over 12 years should appear in person at the Consulate where a photo is taken and the fingerprints are captured.
For appointment please choose „Passport/ID card”.


9./ Maternity allowance

For appointment please choose "Anyasági támogatás/FÉTÁM"


10./ Legalisation of translation
Translation of documents related to consular procedures have to be made by the applicant or an official translator.
For appointment please choose „Legalisation of translation”.


11./ Legalisation of copy
Legalisation of a copy made by the applicant or by the Consulate. No additional appointment is needed if legalisation is related to other consuler procedures (e.g. citizenship application or registration of marriage).
For appointment please choose „Legalisation of copy”.


12./ Legalisation of signature
Legalisation of the signature of the applicant on a document.
For appointment please choose „Legalisation of signature”.


13./ Certificate of good character (CRB check)
If you need an official translation of the certificate of good character you have to ask for it at the beginning of the procedure. No additional appointment is required for the translation.
For appointment please choose „Certification of good character”.


14./ Certificate of family status
Official certificate on the family status of a Hungarian citizen.
For appointment please choose „Consular certificate”.


15./ Change of name
Application for change of birth name or marriage name, first name or surname.
For appointment please choose „Change of name”.
Please note that if you would like to change your name because of your marriage abroad you should book an appointment for „Registration of birth/marriage/divorce”.


16./ Declaration of settlement abroad
Declaration of definitive stay abroad.
For appointment please choose „Declaration of settlement abroad”.


17./ Obtaining documents from Hungary
Obtaining birth certificates, marriage certificates or death certificates issued by the Hungarian authorities.
For appointment please choose  „Copy of documents from Hungary”.


18./ Consular certificate
Consular certificate is issued upon request of an applicant to certify a fact which is officially known by the Consulate. (E.g. this may be a certificate for the foreign authorities to certify that the applicant has started a consular procedure.) Appointment is required only if there is no other (“basic”) ongoing consular procedure.
For appointment please choose „Consular certificate”.
If you apply for a permission for transportation of a body no appointment is required!


19./ Registration for online account for government services
Registration for online account for government services in Hungary.
For appointment please choose „Registration to government services”.


20./ Residence permit
Third country nationals intending to stay more than 3 months in Hungary may apply for a residence permit. For further information please visit following website: www.bmbah.hu.
For appointment please send an email to: consulate.lon@mfa.gov.hu


21./ Schengen Visa
Third country nationals intending to stay less than 3 months in Hungary may apply for a short stay visa. For further information please visit „Visa information/Special visa information in the UK”.
For detailed information on consular procedures please visit the relevant page of our website.

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