Passport Application

The administration procedure time in normal passport issuing procedure of private and also secondary private passports is 20 days. If based on the application for a private and a second private passport and its appendices as well as data available for authorities the facts of the affected case are clarified the administrative procedure is 8 days. The administration procedure begins on the day following the receipt of the application.

However from 1 January 2012 the issuance of private and the secondary private passports   

  • in extraordinary procedure (within 7 days)
  • in urgent procedure (within 3 days)
  • in prompt procedure (within 24 hours)

became available, if the applicant is willing to pay also an administrative service surcharge in addition to the procedure fee for issuing a private or secondary private passport in normal procedure.

In extraordinary and urgent procedures the application can be submitted to any district administrative offices and to the KEKKH Personal Customer Service Centre as well; however in prompt procedure the application can be submitted solely to the KEKKH Personal Customer Service Centre .

The receipt of the documents applied for and prepared in extraordinary procedure will happen according to the previously defined rules. However passports applied in urgent and prompt procedures can be received solely in the KEKKH Personal Customer Service Centre .

For the above special procedures simple the procedure fee must be paid in case of private passport; double the procedure fee must be paid in case of secondary private passport; double the procedure fee and the additional administrative service fee must be paid if the private or secondary private passports are issued to replace a lost, destroyed, damaged and became inappropriate for travelling.

The additional administrative service fee is 19000 HUF in extraordinary procedure, 29000 HUF in urgent procedure and 39000 HUF in prompt procedure.

Eligibility

Only the Hungarian citizens are entitled to apply for private passport.

The following persons are restricted of travelling abroad:

  • who is in pre-trial detention, who is under arrest for extradition, who is under provisional arrest for extradition, who is in transfer detention, who is in temporary transfer detention, who is in temporary custody enforcement or who is under involuntary temporary treatment in a mental institution;  
  • who is under home curfew or house arrest;
  • who is sentenced to imprisonment or whose enforcement of suspended or partially suspended imprisonment was enacted afterwards

      -     till the last day of enforcement of his/her imprisonment or
      -      till forfeiture of enforceability of his/her imprisonment from the final judgment; 

  • whose involuntary temporary treatment in a mental institution was enacted by court during the period of the involuntary temporary treatment in a mental institution from the final judgment;
  • whose education in correctional centre was enacted by court, from the final judgment during the period of education in correctional centre; or during the period of temporary release from correctional centre; or   
  • based on the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Member States of the European Union who was restricted of leaving the territory of Hungary and was obliged to return his/her travel documents.

In the above mentioned cases the application for passport issuance shall be refused by the passport authority.

Where to apply?

In normal procedure (in 20 days , and based on the application and its appendices as well as data available for authoritiesthe facts of the affected case are clarified in 8 days) application for private and secondary private passport can be submitted personally

  • in any district offices of Hungary
  • in the KEKKH Personal Customer Service Centre
  • abroad at the consular officer

In extraordinary procedure (7 days) and urgent procedure (3 days) application for private and secondary private passport can be submitted personally

  • in any district offices of Hungary
  • in the KEKKH Personal Customer Service Centre

In prompt procedure (24 hours) application for private and secondary private passport can be submitted personally and solely

  • in the KEKKH Personal Customer Service Centre (Budapest, XIII. kerület, Visegrádi utca 110-112.)

An authorized person can act if the applicant is not able to attend personally because of his/her state of health and this is certified by the attendant doctor.  
In case of minor age applicant or applicant under guardianship a legal representative can act. 
The minor age applicant or applicant under guardianship also must appear personally upon submitting the application excepting if the applicant is  

  • under the age of 12 years
  • not able to attend personally because of his/her state of health and it is certified by the attendant doctor

Abroad application can be submitted to the consular officer also by mail as well if

  • personal attendance presents undue difficulties provided provided that
  • the storage element of the passport doesn’t have to contain fingerprint data
  • as listed below:
    • applicant is under the age of 12 years
    • applicant -permanently or temporarily- physically is unable to give fingerprint
    • applicant is unable to attend because of his/her state of health and it is certified by his/her attendant doctor

In these cases personal identification and signature of the applicant is certified by the foreign organ or person entitled to by the practice of the concerned country. The certification can be accepted if the consular officer has also legalized it.

In case of normal procedure (20 days and based on the application and its appendices as well as data available for authoritiesthe facts of the affected case are clarified in 8 days)and extraordinary procedure (7 days) the issued private and secondary private passport can be received by the applicant’s choice

  • inland:
    • in district offices or in the KEKKH Personal Customer Service Centre in person or by legal representative
    • by mail according to the rules applicable for registered deliveries
  • abroad:
    • at the consular officer in person or by legal representative
    • by mail posted by the consular officer according to the rules applicable for registered deliveries

Private and secondary private passports issued in extraordinary (3 days) and prompt (24 hours) procedure can be received

  • inland:
    • solely in the Central Document Office in person or by legal representative
Necessary documents

Major applicant must present or attach the following documents:

  • valid document appropriate for personal identification (ID card, passport, card format driving license)
  • address card (official certificate on personal identifier and address of domicile) if the applicant has
  • birth certificate, marriage certificate, if he/she doesn’t have any document for personal identification or if the data of the personal data and address register don’t correspond with the data of the document or deed
  • facial image, if the applicant’s state of health doesn’t allow his/her personal attendance and it is certified by the attending doctor
  • in case of applicant living abroad: deed certifying Hungarian citizenship (endorsed naturalization document, citizenship certificate not older than 3 years from the issuance date) if he/she doesn’t have any valid document appropriate for personal identification (ID card, passport) except for he/she applies for a new document to replace a still valid, but lost, stolen or destroyed passport or if the personal data and address register of the citizens considers him/her as a citizen living abroad
  • if the applicant has a previous, still valid passport
  • statement about the loss, theft or destruction of the previous, still valid passport if the document had been lost, stolen or destroyed
  • report of denunciation if the previous, still valid passport was stolen and it was reported at the police.

Facial image, signature and fingerprint will be recorded during the application.

Signature is not recorded if the applicant is unable to write.

Fingerprint will not be recorded if the applicant

  • is permanently unable to attend physically
  • is temporarily unable to attend physically
  • isn’t able to attend because of the state of health and it is certified by the attendant doctor

In case of minor age applicant and of applicant under guardianship must present or attach the following documents:

  • valid document appropriate for personal identification (ID card, passport, card format driving license)
  • address card (official certificate on personal identifier and address of domicile) if the applicant has
  • birth certificate, marriage certificate, if he/she doesn’t have any document for personal identification or if the data of the personal data and address register don’t correspond with the data of the document or deed
  • facial image, if the applicant is under 12 years of age and doesn’t attend personally isn’t able to attend personally because of his/her state of health and this is certified by the attendant doctor
  • valid document of the parents* appropriate for personal identification (legal representatives), in case of a person living abroad his/her travel document
  • deed certifying Hungarian citizenship (endorsed naturalization document, citizenship certificate not older than 3 years from the issuance date) if he/she doesn’t have any valid document appropriate for personal identification (ID card, passport) except for if he/she applies for a new document to replace a still valid, but lost, stolen or destroyed passport or if the personal data and address register of the citizens considers him/her as citizen living abroad
  • in case of applicant is under guardianship: decision of the guardian or the certificate of the boarding school about the existence of the guardian
  • Contributing declaration of the parent (representative by law) to the issuance of the travel document either set in a deed of full probative force or carried out in front of the public notary, district (capital district) child welfare agency/guardianship authority, consular officer, travel document authority*
  • Deed certifying termination or pausing of the parental supervision, if the supervisory right of one of the parent is recessed or is terminated by the Court.
  • if the applicant has a previous, still valid passport
  • statement about the loss, theft or destruction of the previous, still valid passport if the document had been lost, stolen or destroyed
  • report of denunciation if the previous, still valid passport was stolen and it was reported at the police

*In normal case both parents must be present during the application. Personal attendance of only one parent (legal representative) is sufficient if the other parent (legal representative) had already contributed to the passport issuance in presence of the public notary, district (capital district) child welfare agency/guardianship authority, consular officer, passport authority head of district office or the penitentiary institution; or his/her contribution is certified by a deed of full probative force. In this case presentation of this document is sufficient.

Facial image, signature and fingerprint will be recorded during the application.

The signature of the legal representative can also be recorded if the applicant is unable to write.

Fingerprint will not be recorded if the applicant

  • is under the age of 12 years
  • is permanently unable to attend physically
  • is temporarily unable to attend physically
  • isn’t able to attend because of the state of health and it is certified by the attendant doctor
Costs

Administration fee for private and secondary private passport issued for major applicant in normal procedure (in 20 days and based on the application and its appendices as well as data available for authoritiesthe facts of the affected case are clarified in 8 days)

  • private passport valid for 5 years: 7500 HUF
  • private passport valid for 10 years: 14000 HUF
  • private passport valid for 1 year (without fingerprint) 2500 HUF
  • secondary private passport valid for maximum 2 years 15000 HUF (employer may apply for this for its employee)
  • secondary private passport valid for 1 year 5000 HUF (the employer applies for it, but the passport doesn't contain fingerprint)
  • secondary private passport valid for 1 year 5000 HUF (individuals may apply for him/herself in exceptional cases )
  • private passport valid for 10 years with fingerprint for applicants over 70 years of age 2500 HUF
  • secondary private passport valid for 10 years with fingerprint for applicants over 70 years of age 5000 HUF
  • private passport valid for 1 year without fingerprint for applicants over 70 years of age 2500 HUF
  • secondary private passport valid for 1 year without fingerprint for applicants over 70 years of age 5000 HUF

Administration fee for passport issued for minor applicant in normal procedure (in 20 days)

under 6 years of age:

  • private passport valid for 3 years 2500 HUF
  • secondary private passport: 5000 HUF

Between 6 and 12 years of age:

  • private passport valid for 5 years 2500 HUF
  • secondary private passport 5000 HUF

Between 12 and 18 years of age:

  • private passport valid for 5 years : 2500 HUF
  • secondary private passport:  5000 HUF

Double the procedure fee must be paid

  • for secondary private passport (see the above costs)
  • if the new passport is issued to replace the lost, destroyed, damaged or became inappropriate for travelling

Procedure is free of charge

  • if the passport must be replaced because the storage element with biometric identifier doesn’t contain or contains incorrectly the specified data

The customer is entitled to submit a free of charge request, if he/she is not or only partly able to meet the total administration costs due to his/her financial conditions. The detailed rules of a free of charge request are determined by the Government Decree 180/2005 (IX.9.).

In addition to the administration fee an administrative service fee must be paid in extraordinary, urgent and prompt procedures:

  • in extraordinary (in 7 days) procedure additional administrative service fee is 19000 HUF
  • in urgent (in 3 days) procedure additional administrative service fee is 29000 HUF
  • in prompt (in 24 hours) procedure additional administrative service fee is 39000 HUF

Double the procedure fee and the additional administrative service fee of the selected special procedure must be paid if the document is issued to replace a

  • lost
  • destroyed
  • damaged and became inappropriate for travelling
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Procedure time

Procedure time of normal passport issue procedure is 20 days, which is counted from the next day from the submission of the application. It doesn’t include the delivery time of the ready document.

In extraordinary procedure the passport authority issues the travel document in 7 days. It doesn’t include the delivery time of the ready document.

In urgent procedure the passport is issued by the passport authority in 3 days from the submission of the application.

In prompt procedure passport is issued by the passport authority in 24 hours from the submission of the application.

There is an opportunity to request an sms or email notification about the posting-, or arrival time to the document office of the ready document.

Useful information

Validity period of private passport

  • until 6 years of age: 3 years
  • between 6 and 18 : 5 years*
  • between 18 and 70: 5 years* or by special request 10* years
  • over 70 years: 10* years

*Validity period is 1 year in case the storage element of the document issued for the applicant over 12 years of age doesn’t contain fingerprint data because the applicant is

  • physically and temporarily unable to give fingerprint 
  • is unable to attend personally and it is certified by the attendant doctor

Validity period of the passport can not be extended.

Customers having customer gate will be notified electronically of the expiry of their passport validity. The notification e-mail will be sent for them three times i.e. six months before expiry date, then 1 month before expiry date and finally on the expiration date.

Electronic administration

From 2 September 2013 the Web Assistant application system - supporting remote administration procedures for customers via KEKKH website - allows electronic submission of application for replacement of lost, stolen, damaged private passport, second private passport, service passport and service passport for seamen issued after 1 January 2013. At the same time loss, theft or destruction of the passports can be notified also electronically if it has not been done so far. In addition from 21 October 2013 the application for the second private passport can be submitted electronically as well.

Information to download

There is no available form to this procedure except for:

  • the application is submitted through proxy or
  • the application had been submitted to the consular officer by post

In the above cases the application forms can be obtained in the post offices or at the consular officer.