eng1 How to apply for a new Hungarian passport

Hungarian citizens living outside of Hungary may apply for Hungarian passport by following the below process.

All passport applications need to be submitted in person at the Hungarian Embassy.
(In Canada, the Hungarian Embassy is in Ottawa, On) Canadian residents may also apply at a Hungarian Embassy in the US or at the Hungarian Consulates in Los Angeles or New York.

warning smPlease book an appointment before visiting the Hungarian Embassy for submitting your Passport Application.  Appointments may be booked by calling the Embassy.

The Hungarian Passport is a so called biometric passport. The photograph, fingerprints and signature of the applicant are electronically taken at the Embassy from each applicant aged more than 12 years old. No other photo or previously completed form is necessary. Children younger than 12 years receive only non-biometric passport.

Applying for a new Hungarian biometric passport

For the application, you will need to show a valid Hungarian passport, Hungarian ID card, or a Certificate of Hungarian Citizenship.

Please note, the Hungarian birth certificate cannot be used for the verifying Hungarian citizenship. In case the applicant doesn't possess a valid Hungarian passport, Hungarian ID or a Hungarian Citizenship certificate, the applicant needs to obtain a Hungarian Citizenship Certificate.  Read more about the Hungarian Citizenship here.

warning smAny Change in the civil status of the applicant that has not been registered in Hungary  (e.g. marriage, divorce) has to be registed in Hungary parallel with the passport application. Please see Birth and Other Certificates!

Receipt of the new biometric passport

Those applicants whose Hungarian Citizenship is verified by a valid Hungarian Passport, ID card or Hungarian Citizenship Certificate, receive their new passport within one or two months of the passport application interview. (In case the passport application is submitted in Hungary, the applicant can receive the new passport within a week usually.)

If the citizenship is not verified by the earlier mentioned documents, citizenship verification process may add several months to the passport applications. Both cases, the new biometric passport is sent to the applicant by mail.

Lost passport

Aa traveller may apply for a temporary Hungarian Passport called provisory Passport which can be used for traveling back to Hungary. The temporary provisory passport may be applied at a Hungarian Consulate. (Please refer to the contact details of the Hungarian Consulates in North America). The provisory passport is issued by the Hungarian Embassy upon receiving the passport application through the office of the Consulate. Upon issuance, the provisory passport is mailed to the applicant.


hun1 Tájékoztató biometrikus útlevél kérelmezéséről

Tájékoztatjuk tisztelt ügyfeleinket, hogy 2011. június 27-től kezdődően Ottawaban is megnyílik a lehetőség biometrikus útlevél iránti kérelem beadására. Ezzel egyidőben megszünik az egy évig érvényes, ujjlenyomatot nem tartalmazó ideiglenes útlevél iránti kérelmezés lehetősége.

Az a magyar állampolgár igényelhet magyar biometrikus útlevelet, aki a magyar jogszabályok szerint igazolni tudja magyar állampolgársága meglétét, személyazonosságát, valamint névviselési jogát.

warning smAz útlevél iránti kérelmet csak személyesen, a nagykövetséggel előzetesen egyeztetett időpont alapján lehet benyújtani az ottawai képviseleten.

Mit szükséges bemutatni az útlevél kérelemhez?

Fényképre nincs szükség, mert az a helyszínen digitálisan készül az ujjlenyomat felvételével együtt.

warning smAmennyiben a kérelmező nem rendelkezik a felsorolt iratokkal, vagy azon iratok akár egyikével, a kérelem beadása előtt intézkedni kell azok beszerzéséről.

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