4.1.3. 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 Consular Section of the Embassy.
You could schedule an appointment by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 abroad you might need to get an Apostille (India) or diplomatic legalisation (other countries than India) from the country of marriage. There is no need for translation if the marriage certificate is issued in English.
If the marriage certificate is issued in other languages a legalised translation should be enclosed. 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. Please note the Embassy of Hungary does not provide translation services.
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.
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 legalised 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. 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 (with legalised Hungarian translation / Apostille (India) or diplomatic legalization (other countries than India)).
5. Proof of Hungarian nationality
Valid passport, valid identity card or certificate of nationality which 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. 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 national 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: consular fees
- Form for change of married name: formanyomtatvány
- Application form for registration of marriage
- Information sheet of Application form in English
Hungarian citizens should have all events (birth, marriage, divorce and death) registered that take place abroad. Applications may be lodged at the registrar offices in Hungary or through the Consular Section of the Embassy of Hungary.
Registrations are done and certificates are issued by the Government Office of the Capital City of Budapest. The Consular Section of the Embassy Of Hungary in New Delhi and Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai are authorized to collect and forward applications only in India.
Government Office of the Capital City of Budapest (Budapest Főváros Kormányhivatala Hazai Anyakönyvi Osztály 2.)
1075 Budapest, Károly krt. 11.
Tel.: + 36 1 323-3176
Certificates issued by Hungary are trilingual (Hungarian, English and French) and typed.