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, in Montreal, in Vancouver 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 or Canadian notary

What is the cost of a certificate?

The certificate is free of charge. If the request is submitted during an extramural consular day and extra charge is levied payable by credit/debit card only. We do not accept either cash 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). If you are unable to collect your certificate in person, please also provide a prepaid, self-addressed envelope or a lump postage fee of 16 CAD (which covers mailing costs within Canada only). 

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.


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