4.2.3. Legalisation of copies

Legalisation of a copy:

The Consulate will legalises the copy of an original document only upon presentation of the original.

Certified copy: upon presentation of the original document, the Consulate makes a certified/legalised copy of it.

You can submit your application for legalisation either in person (by appointment) or by post. Please note that the Consulate can prepare the legalisation and post it to the applicant within 10 calendar days.

If you lodge your application by post, the consular services fee should be added along with the postal fee. Please make sure to include a self-addressed envelope, as well as a cover note with your phone number or e-mail address.


For information about the fees please visit: “Consular fees”.
Fees vary on the number of pages of the document. If you lodge your application by post the cumulated consular services fee to be paid is communicated by mail. The amount could be paid based on the previous mentioned mail.

Applicants should present a valid proof of ID (ID card, passport) when attending the appointment. If the application is sent by post a copy of proof of ID should be enclosed.


A request mail could be sent to the consulate.del@mfa.gov.hu