Hungary Apostille Service

Certify documents issued in Hungary for official use in Europe and abroad.

Certify documents issued in Hungary for international use
Apostilles in Hungary can be obtained to authenticate official Hungarian documents such as Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, Criminal Record Certificates, divorce judgements, University diplomas and transcripts, and documents certified by a Hungarian notary.

Hungarian Apostille stamps are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade or by the Ministry of Justice (Notarized and court documents). Documents needed for submission in non-apostille countries will need additional attestation by the embassy of the recipient country.

  • Isarey offers expedited Apostille services in Hungary. Apostilles are processed in 3-7 working days
  • We work with all major embassies in Budapest to attest Hungarian documents, including the embassies of the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
  • We can obtain certified copies of Hungarian birth, death and marriage certificates, divorce judgements and criminal record certificate locally in Hungary for clients requiring apostille stamps or embassy legalization.

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Hungarian Documents that can be authenticated with Apostille Stamps

  • Apostille Birth and marriage and death certificates issued in Hungary.

    Birth and marriage and death certificates

    We apostille Birth and marriage and death certificates issued in Hungary. Certified copies of certificates valid for Apostille authentication and attestation are available in Hungary from the town hall's Civil Registry Office (anyakönyvi hivatal) in the municipality where the birth, death or marriage occurred or from your nearest Hungarian diplomatic missions abroad - embassies and consulates Hungarian EmbassyExternal link (opens in new tab)
    Birth certificates issued before 01 March 2006 are not eligible for an Apostille stamp or legalization - a new certificate must be obtained from the Civil Registry Office or embassy.
    Isarey can obtain certified copies of Hungarian birth and marriage and death certificates for clients who need them authenticated with Apostille stamps. Please contact us for assistance.
  • Apostille Certificates of Good Conduct, criminal records.

    Criminal Record Certificates

    Apostilles for Hungarian Criminal Record Extracts are obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Certificate must be less than 90 days old. Certificates can be obtained from the Criminal Records Authority in Budapest or from Hungarian embassies and consulates abroad. For assistance obtaining a Criminal Record Certificate in Hungary, please contact us
  • University and School certificates

    Hungarian university diplomas can be certified as true copies, which will be notarized and then legalized by the Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries, with an Apostille Stamp issued by the Ministry of Justice. True copies for apostilles or legalization by foreign embassies in Budapest can normally be made from good quality scans, so there is no need to send the original diploma to Hungary.

    If the Apostille is required on the original diploma, it will need to be legalized by the Office of Education before it can be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Primary and secondary school certificates require prior legalization by the Ministry of Human Capacities.
  • Notarized Documents

    Powers of Attorney, Affidavits, certified passport copies, contracts and other private documents certified by a notary in Hungary.
  • Divorce judgements

    Hungarian divorce decrees and judgements, certified by the competent District Court, can be authenticated with an Apostille Stamp issued by the Ministry of Justice. Isarey can obtain divorce decrees directly from the court for authentication. Please contact us for assistance.
  • Incorporation Documents

    Certify Hungarian corporate documents including certificates of incorporation, certificates of good standing, articles of association, board resolutions for use abroad.
  • Trade documents

    Apostille Hungarian certificates of origin, certificates of free sale, commercial invoices, product health certificates, GMP certificates and other trade documents

Isarey provides document attestation services in Hungary to private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. To find out about certifying Hungarian documents for use in Europe and abroad, 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 issued 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.

Legalize Hungarian Documents

Hungarian documents can be legalized for cross-border use by means of Apostille Certification or Consular Legalization

Apostille Certification

An Apostille Stamp is a simplified procedure of international attestation. When affixed to documents, Apostilles are directly recognised by the authorities of over 120 countries (Signatories of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents Hague Apostille ConventionExternal link (opens in new tab)) as certifying the document’s validity, without requiring additional certification.

Since Hungary is a signatory to the convention, Isarey can assist by obtaining Apostille Certification for Hungarian documents so that they are valid for official use in other signatory countries, including: NL NetherlandsNetherlands - ES SpainSpain - IT ItalyItaly - PT PortugalPortugal - GR GreeceGreece - CY CyprusCyprus - FR FranceFrance - GB United KingdomUnited Kingdom - SA Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia - US United StatesUnited States - DE GermanyGermany - CN ChinaChina

See additional notes below

Consular Legalization
Consular Legalization is required when a document from Hungary is to be used in a non-signatory country. In this case, following authentication by authorities in Hungary, the document must be certified a second time in Hungary by the embassy representing the country where the document is to be used.

Countries which do not recognise Apostille certification and require consular legalization include: QA QatarQatar - KW KuwaitKuwait - AE United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates - TW TaiwanTaiwan - VN VietnamVietnam

European Union

Submission within the European Union
Certain Hungarian documents do not require Apostilles when they are presented to authorities of other European Union countries (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 a Hungarian authority, providing a translation aid designed to help the receiving authority to understand a public document which is in a language not accepted by the receiving EU country.
See: EU Multilingual standard formsExternal link (opens in new tab)

Hungarian documents not requiring Apostilles include birth, death, marriage certificates, absence of a criminal record (a clean criminal record of a Hungarian citizen), certificates of nationality and residence:
See: Regulation (EU) 2016/1191External link (opens in new tab)

Other Hungarian documents, including academic certificates, still require Apostille certification and certified translation to be valid in other EU countries.

Certified Translation

Where Hungarian documents are to be used abroad and where the receiving country has a different official language, certified translation may also be required. Isarey takes care of any certified translations required as part of the document attestation process, ensuring that translations are carried out and certified in accordance with local regulations.

Note that a certified translation on its own only provides assurance that the translation itself is accurate and true; it does not confirm the authenticity of the original document. The original document must be legalized for a certified translation to carry equivalent legal weight.

Hungary Document Resources

External resources and news about Hungarian documents, apostilles and certification procedures.

Hungary Document Resources
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates
Budapest - birth, death and marriage certificates (in Hungarian)
Budapest - birth, death and marriage certificates (in Hungarian)
Certificates for birth, deaths and marriages occurring in the city of Budapest can be obtained from the Budapest Department of Citizenship and Civil Status (Állampolgársági és Anyakönyvi Főosztály).
Criminal Record Certificates
Certificate of Good Conduct
Certificate of Good Conduct
Hungarian Criminal Record Certificates (Certificate of Good Conduct or Extract from the Judicial Record) may be obtained online with Ügyfélkapu registration, by mail or in person at the Customer Service of the Criminal Records Authority in Budapest (Ministry of the Interior).

Hungarian Police Certificates may also be obtained from abroad by applying at your nearest Hungarian diplomatic missions abroad - embassies and consulates Hungarian EmbassyExternal link (opens in new tab)
Certificates are valid for 90 days.

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:
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