The birth of all Hungarian citizens must be registered in Hungary. Births are usually registered in Hungary at the registrar’s office, however it is also possible to file an application through the Consulate. Please note that the whole registration procedure takes on average 4-6 months but the Consulate cannot guarantee the length of the procedure.

The condition for submitting the application is that one of the parents can prove his or her Hungarian citizenship at the time of the child's birth and at the time of submitting the application itself. (If it cannot be proven, a Hungarian citizenship verification process is required of the applicant(s) first.)

In order to initiate the procedure, it is necessary that the parents' marriage is already registered in Hungary. If this is not the case, the marriage must be registered at the same time as when the birth is registered,

If the parents were not married at the time of the child's birth, the father must as acknowledge paternity as well.

The application may only be submitted in person with both parents present.

The registration of birth is free of charge.

Documents to be submitted:

  • The original birth certificate. 
  • The Hungarian-issued marriage certificate of the parents OR statutory declaration of acknowledgement of paternity.

The parents must present their identity documents (passport, driver license) and prove their nationality

Please check the home page of the Consular Service of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: