How can I apply for a certificate?

The request for obtaining a Hungarian vital statistics certificate may be submitted in person in Ottawa, in Toronto or during extramural consular days. It can also be mailed in to the Embassy (299 Waverley Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0V9). Have your signature authenticated on a mailed-in application by a honorary consul.


What is the cost of a certificate?

The cost for in-person or mailed in applications is 73 CAD per certificate, or 94 CAD during extramural consular days. If requesting the certificate in person the fee is payable in cash only. Please pay the fee by a money order payable to the Embassy of Hungary if mailing in your application. We do not accept debit and credit cards or cheques.


What kind of certificates can be obtained from Hungary?

Only Hungarian certificates of vital statistics events that took place in the present-day territory of Hungary. State civil registry was introduced in Hungary in 1895. When requesting older certificates based on church registries, please indicate the religious denomination.


What form shall I fill out?

Forms are available for downloading here:

Please fill the form out with a blue ink pen, in block capitals. Indicate the aim of obtaining the certificate.


What other documents are necessary?

Please produce a valid photo ID when applying in person. If requesting someone else's certificate, please attach documents to support your reasons for requesting it (e.g. vital statistics certificates that prove your relation to the person, or documents of a pending court case in which the certificate is necessary).

When mailing in your application, please also include

  • a photocopy of your valid ID document,
  • a cover letter with your contact details (phone, email) and the postal address we should send the certificate to.

Forms

Request for a birth certificate
Request for a marriage certificate or a certificate of registered partnership
Request for a death certificate