Attest documents for use in Hungary

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Hungary

Certify documents issued in over 100 countries for official use in Hungary

Isarey works across multiple jurisdictions to legalize international documents so that they are valid for submission to Hungarian authorities.

We legalize all types of official documents for use in Hungary, including identity documents, birth and marriage certificates, criminal record certificates, academic diplomas and corporate documents.

We work locally with certification specialists, notaries, law firms and certifiedHungariantranslators in over 100 countries, certifying documents for use in Hungary, including documents issued in:

Hungary is a signatory to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab). This means that official documents issued in other signatory countries can be certified by an Apostille Stamp in the country where they have been issued. This stamp will generally be accepted directly by Hungarian authorities as confirmation of the document’s authenticity without need for further certification in Hungary.

However, documents from non-Apostille countries must be legalized by the authorities of the issuing country and then attested by the local Hungarian embassy or consulate. This applies to documents in countries such as: AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - MY MalaysiaMalaysia - TH ThailandThailand - ZM ZambiaZambia - QA QatarQatar

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain documents do not require Apostilles for submission to authorities in Hungary when they are issued in another European Union Member State (the receiving authority should accept the original or a certified copy).

When applying for certain public documents, a multilingual standard form may be requested to accompany the original. A multilingual standard form must always be issued and signed by an authority of the EU country where the public document is issued, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by Hungary.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Documents not requiring Apostilles for use in Hungary include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a citizen of the issuing country), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in Hungary.

If you have documents issued in Hungary:

Isarey also certifies documents issued in Hungary for use abroad, including Hungarian birth, death and marriage certificates, diplomas and criminal record certificates. For further information, please see:

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Certified Translation

When documents are written in a language that is not an official language of Hungary, then a certified translation may also be required. It is important to ensure that the certified translation is valid for use in Hungary. Translations not done in Hungary may require separate legalization alongside the original document.

Isarey provides document attestation services to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Our presence in different jurisdictions and our local experience and expertise dealing directly with authorities and embassies in different countries means we can save you time, frustration and money, ensuring that documents are properly prepared so that they are accepted by Hungarian authorities.

To find out about certifying documents for use in Hungary, use our online quotation form or email us a scan or description of the documents you need to certify. We will get back to you directly with a quotation and details of how to proceed:

6 steps to certify document for use in Hungary

  1. Upload the documents you need attested or send them to us by email.
  2. Our experts will pre-check your documents to ensure that they are eligible for Apostille certification or consular legalization in the country where they are issued, and we’ll assist you locally in preparing them if required.
  3. We’ll send you a quotation with the total cost of the process (final price including all fees, certified translation when required and courier costs) and an estimation of how long the process will take to complete.
  4. We’ll arrange a secure courier to collect your original documents (where electronic versions are not sufficient).
  5. As soon as we receive your documents, we will confirm your order and proceed with the attestation process. Where appropriate, we will arrange certified copies for the attestation process so that we can return your originals directly.
  6. We return the attested documents to you by secure international courier.

Hungary Resources

Hungarian news and resources: visas, business and immigration

Hungary Visa and Immigration Resources
Hungary - UK Foreign travel advice
This advice reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British citizen’ passport from the UK, for the most common types of travel to Hungary.
Travelling to Hungary for work
Check if you need a visa or permit to work in Hungary and how to get one if you do (UK Citizens).
Living in Hungary
Information for British citizens moving to or living in Hungary, including guidance on residency, healthcare and driving.
Hungary Embassies and Consulates
Hungarian embassies and consulates abroad
Hungarian embassies and consulates abroad
Hungary Doing Business
Hungary - Country Commercial Guide
Discusses key Hungarian economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, and other issues that affect trade.
Hungary Visa and Immigration News
Hungary Relaunches Golden Visa Scheme
Hungary's Golden Visa offers a path to residency through investment in real estate or donations and grants visa-free travel throughout the EU.
Hungary Work and Residence Permits Cap Introduced
Hungarian government announces cap on work and residence permits for foreign nationals in 2024 following new immigration law on third country nationals
New Law on Employment of Foreign Workers in Hungary
On 13 June 2023, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a new law regulating the employment of foreign workers.
Hungary Trade and Business News
Hungary Implements Strict Measures for Hiring Foreign Workers
Only as many foreign workers as are necessary will be admitted into the country, the State Secretary, Sandor Czomba, has informed, indicating stringent measures for workers from third countries that come to Hungary.
Buying And Selling Real Estate In Hungary
Key facts of real estate acquisitions under Hungarian law
Hungary, Kyrgyzstan set up EUR 50 mln investment fund - BBJ
Hungary and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to establish a EUR 50 million investment fund to support Hungarian businesses investments in Central Asia.
Can Your Debtor Be Put In Prison For His Debt In Hungary
You can hear a lot of stories where the debtor escaped with the money, the construction contractor disappeared or the debtor company's assets have been hidden.
Hungary Real Estate Expected to Grow Significantly
Hungary Real Estate Market is Expected to Grow Significantly by 2022 Owing to Rise in Demand for Dwellings and Holiday Units Construction and Surge in Tourist Arrivals
Opinion: The writing on the Wall: Thirty years later, Eastern Europes post-Communist experiment is in peril
Three decades after the democratic transition away from communism began in dramatic fashion with the fall of the Berlin Wall, progress has been waylaid in Poland and Hungary.
Central Europe in 2020
Central Europe in 2020 will observe plenty of electoral races and will be exposed to a few important economic and security impulses. By the end of the year, the most likely result is to be further fragmentation which will prevent new big V4 narratives.
Hungarian economy producing the goods
Hungary's third-quarter GDP grew by an annual 5 percent, the Central Statistical Office has confirmed in a second reading of data. Analysts, the government and a revised projection of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development expect full-year growth also to be around 5 percent.

The above links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; Isarey bears no responsibility for the accuracy, content or policies of external websites.

Get a Quotation for your Documents

We price each certification process individually, depending on the type and quantity of documents to be attested, the country of issue, the country of use and intended purpose, urgency, whether certified translations are required as part of the process and courier costs.

To receive a quote, you can upload your documents using our online quotation form or send us your documents by email. After reviewing your documents and requirements, we will get back to you with a quotation:

If you don’t have the documents available, just describe the documents you need to certify, and we will get back to you with an estimation of cost and delivery times.

Using our quotation form, your documents will be uploaded over a secure connection and immediately encrypted on our server. For added protection, you can upload password-protected files ( PDFExternal link (opens in new tab), Microsoft Office 365: Save a password protected document to prevent unauthorized people from opening it. Office DocumentsExternal link (opens in new tab), WinRAR Encryption Frequently asked question (FAQ) RAR foldersExternal link (opens in new tab)) and provide us with the passwords separately.

PERSONAL DATA: If your documents contain personal data belonging to people outside your household, please ensure that you are authorised to share this data before uploading your documents. If your documents contain sensitive personal data, such as biometric data, medical data or data on criminal convictions, please ensure that you indicate this when prompted, upon submitting your documents. For further information on our processing of personal data contained in uploaded documents, please see:
Privacy Policy (Customer Inquiries)

For further information on confidentiality in our handling of document content please see:
Confidentiality (Client Content)