The Hungarian passport authority (Ministry of Interior) issues biometric passports with electronically scanned fingerprints for applicants aged more than 12 years old. Fingerprints will be taken electronically at the time of the application. Therefore, passport applications must be submitted in person as a general rule.

Appointments are required and can be booked online.

Expedited passport processing / Fast Track service is NOT available at the Consulate. The average procedure time is 8 weeks. If you cannot prove your Hungarian citizenship when applying for a passport, the Consulate should start a procedure to verify your citizenship. The Hungarian birth and marriage certificates are not proof of Hungarian citizenship.

Please do not plan any journey (do not buy flight tickets) before your passport has been delivered to you! The Consulate cannot guarantee that the passport is delivered within the above-mentioned average procedure time.

Passport fee

Consular fees are on our website. Please note that we are a cashless office, card payment only!

Passport validity:

  • until 6 years of age: 3 years
  • between 6 and 18 years of age: 5 years
  • between 18 and 70 years of age: 5 years or 10 years
  • over 70 years: 10 years

The validity period of the passport cannot be extended.

Please present all the required documents when coming to the Consulate. If you fail to prepare your application properly you will be advised to book a new appointment and come back later.

Required documents:

  • as proof of Hungarian citizenship:
    • valid Hungarian ID card, or
    • valid Hungarian passport or a Hungarian passport expired within one year, or
    • deed certifying Hungarian citizenship (endorsed naturalization document, citizenship certificate not older than 3 years from the issuance date);
  • in case of lack of valid Hungarian passport/ID card: valid document appropriate for personal identification (valid foreign passport, ID card, driving licence)
  • if you have one: Hungarian address card (lakcímet igazoló hatósági igazolvány - official certificate on personal identifier and address of domicile)
  • Hungarian certificate
  • Hungarian marriage certificate, if your marital status is married. Every change in your marital status must be registered in Hungary! (for further information please visit the respective links on our website.
  • if you apply with a new surname/first name: Hungarian certificate of marriage or Hungarian certificate of the changed name;
    If you are recently married and wish to apply for a passport in your married name, please note that marriages concluded abroad must also be registered in Hungary. You can apply for a passport in your married name only if your marriage has been registered in Hungary first. Please book your appointment accordingly!
  • if you cannot prove your Hungarian citizenship (e.g. your Hungarian documents have expired a long time ago), a verification of citizenship might be necessary
  • if you have never had a Hungarian passport or ID card, you should apply for a certificate of citizenship first (for further information please visit the link on the website: Verification of citizenship);
  • statement about the loss, theft or destruction of the previous, still valid passport if the document had been lost, stolen or destroyed;
  • one passport photo (the standard Australian passport phono is accepted).

A passport application form is not required as it will be provided during your appointment.


Important information and list of necessary documents:

  • Please always bring the original birth certificate of the child.
    If the birth of the child has not yet been registered in Hungary and the child doesn’t have a Hungarian birth certificate, the registration of the child's birth has to be initiated with the passport application.
  • All passport applications of children under the age of 18 have to be submitted by both parents (with parental responsibility) in person as a general rule. If only one of the parents is able to be present, the other should sign a consent letter. Hungarian authorities must authenticate his or her signature on the letter. Please note that as of 1st July 2020, in case of a passport application, the statement of consent can only be accepted within 15 days of its signing.
  • Parents must identify themselves with a Hungarian passport, ID card, or driver's license in case of a Hungarian parent, and with a passport in case of a foreign parent.
  • Under the age of 12, please bring a passport photo of the child. The photo should have a white background. A child under the age of 12 does not have to be present at the time of the application. However, if the child is over 12, he/she should appear at the Consulate in person together with the parents.
  • If only one parent has custody over the child, the relevant document (e.g. court order or death certificate) must be presented as proof. In order to avoid any misunderstandings, please get in touch with us in advance.

A passport application form is not required as it will be provided during your appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact our consulates!



14. Parental consent letter

23. Registration in the Hungarian database – passport