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Hungary: notarial and documentary services


Book an appointment for witnessing a signature in Budapest The Consular Section accepts credit card payments made by Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard cards on the day of the appointment for notarial services. The Consular fees are shown in the list of consular fees for Hungary. We accept passports or national identity cards as proof of identity. Consular staff in Hungary can:

Services we provide in Hungary

Book an appointment to make a certified copy of your passport at Budapest

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit
  • witness a signature
  • make a certified copy of a British passport

You must make an appointment for each service that requires your personal attendance. Please use the links after each service to make an appointment. We accept Hungarian residency cards as proof of your address.

What to bring to your appointment

Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Hungary, the UK or a third country.


This service is for customers who need a certified copy of a British passport.

Proof of address and identity

What you will need to bring with you: This service is for customers who need to sign a document and have their signature witnessed by a consular officer. The document must be prepared before your appointment as we will not draft documents for you. We do not handle wills or probate, or witness deed polls. The above informative note was sent to the Hungarian Authorities regarding the UK’s policy on naming children. We suggest customers show the document to the local authorities for the purpose of registering English names to their children. The form may be requested to be translated. Please note that the British Embassy is unable to issue a certificate confirming the name choice and its acceptance under UK law.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

What you will need to bring with you: Please do not sign the document before your appointment. Please do not sign the document before your appointment. Please do not sign the document before your appointment. For information on getting married in Hungary, please visit the Getting married abroad website.

Getting married in Hungary

If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, please see other services provided by the British Embassy in Hungary.

Information notes

What you will need to bring with you: For information about documents relating to marriage, such as a certificate of no impediment (CNI) and affirmations or affidavits of marital status, please see getting married abroad and the information below.

Services provided elsewhere

This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the Embassy by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCDO and the British Embassy will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information.

Book an appointment for an oath, affirmation or affidavit in Budapest

For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address. We no longer provide life certificates for British nationals claiming a British pension abroad. Please refer to the list of people working in a recognised profession who can do this for you.

Data protection

We have produced the following information notes (also known as standard letters) that you can download free of charge to present to local authorities:


Where local notaries can provide services, the British Embassy will not provide them. In many cases, local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the Embassy will be accepted.


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