We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Hungary. Our work covers a range of issues including policy, defence and security, trade and investment.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Embassy is closed to unscheduled visitors. Our Consular section is providing limited services by appointment only.

Contact our 24-hour number +361 266 2888 if you have any questions or need urgent assistance.

When calling, you may hear a message stating that our offices are closed - please stay on the line and select the option for “calling about an emergency involving a British national” to speak to an officer.

You can access UK government services while in Hungary.

Read the latest information on the rights and status for UK nationals living in Europe and our practical guidance on Living in Hungary.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Hungary, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Hungary during coronavirus. See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Hungary and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online

If you’re in Hungary and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +36 (1) 266 2888.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

From Monday, 16 March 2020, due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Embassy has been closed to unscheduled visitors. Our Consular section is providing limited services by appointment only.

Contact us at our 24-hour number +361 266 2888 if you have any questions or need urgent assistance.

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; and make a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalise a UK document

Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on an official public document is genuine. It does not certify the authenticity of a document or give approval of its content. UK public documents such as birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates can be legalised by the UK government in the UK. This is also known as an apostille.

Before arriving in Hungary, you are advised to check with the authorities if they require UK documents to be legalised and get copies of documents you require legalised before you travel.

The Legalisation Office in the UK can legalise UK public documents and you can find information on how to do this here.

British Embassy and Consulate in Hungary are unable to legalise UK public documents.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Hungary.

Our people

Richard Shackleton

Chargé d'Affaires to Hungary

Contact us

British Embassy Budapest

Budapest
Füge utca 5-7
1022
Hungary

Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-budapest

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