You can have the decease of a Hungarian citizen registered abroad through our foreign mission.
Who can apply for the procedure?
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, the deceased’s Hungarian citizenship first must be verified.
Documents to be submitted
- Original Israeli certificate of death of the deceased with Apostille authentication (this can solely be obtained at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel in Jerusalem) and its precise Hungarian translation. (In case the birth certificate is already bilingual – English-Hebrew, or English and another language, no translation is required. Apostille or notarial certification is not required for the translation itself)
- Electronically completed and printed, but not signed application form
- Proof of the deceased's Hungarian citizenship: Hungarian passport or identity card or naturalization document valid at the time of death and a copy of them
- Birth and marriage certificate issued in Hungary of the deceased
- Applicant's valid passport and copy
Method of submission
The application has to be submitted in person after prior appointment. For information on booking an appointment, please see our "General Information - appointments" page.
Duration of procedure
It is usually 3-4 months, but it can take up to 6-8 months. There is no possibility of expediting the process.
The service is free of charge.
Other important information
If the name of the deceased differs from those on his / her Hungarian documents, be sure to inform the consular officer before making an appointment. In this case, it must be proved by documents that it is undoubtedly the same person.