Who can apply

The application can be submitted by anyone.

The condition for submitting the application is that the applicant must prove the Hungarian citizenship of the deceased person, at the time of the death as well as at the time of submitting the application. (If it cannot be proven, a Hungarian citizenship verification process is required of the deceased first.)


How to apply

The application may only be submitted in person. Appointments shall be booked directly through the online booking system. Please select “Registration of death”.


What documents do I need to take with me?

  • The original death certificate. 
  • There is no need for translation:
    - if the death certificate is issued in English, German or French language (except handwritten certificates and/or if it contains a comment),
    - or the certificate has been issued by other countries in two or more languages if one of them is English, German or French.
  • If the death occured in a country other than the UK you might need to get an Apostille or diplomatic legalisation from the country of death. If the death certificate was not issued in the UK, please inform us in advance via konz.man@mfa.gov.hu.
  • The applicant must present their identity documents (ID card or passport).
  • Hungarian passport, ID card, driver’s license and address card of the deceased. These need to be invalidated by the relevant Hungarian authority. Upon request, the passport and the ID card can be given back after the process.
  • Hungarian birth certificate of the deceased (or a copy of it).
  • Documents proving the family status at the time of death (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or death certificate of the deceased spouse), except if the deceased had never married.
  • If relevant: Hungarian citizenship certificate, naturalization document of the deceased.


How much does it cost?

The registration of death is free of charge.


Form to be downloaded:

Form for registration of death