Replacement of the ID card due to its loss, theft, destruction
Eligibility

Persons being subject to the Personal Data and Address Register, living in Hungary and whose identity and details on the identity card can be verified by public documents/deeds defined by government decree on the issue of identity cards and registration are entitled to apply for permanent ID card. These persons are as follows:

  • Hungarian nationals,
  • immigrants,
  • settled persons,
  • persons recognized as refugees and
  • foreign citizens with protected legal status (beneficiaries of subsidiary protection)

The following persons are obliged to apply for issuing the permanent ID card:

  • Hungarian citizens living in the territory of Hungary who do not have any valid passport or card format driving licence and 
  • immigrants
  • settled persons
  • persons recognized as refugees and
  • foreign citizens with protected legal status (beneficiaries of subsidiary protection)
Where to apply

Replacement of the permanent ID card can be applied for in person:

  • in any of the district offices
  • in addition the application can be submitted to the competent Municipality Clerk of the self-government of his/her registered place of domicile or place of residence if the applicant is
  • not able to attend personally because of his/her state of health
  • under the age of 14 years
  • the permanent ID card can be applied for in the competent district office of the place of detention if the applicant is
  • sentenced to imprisonment
  • under involuntary treatment in a mental institution
  • under involuntary temporary treatment in a mental institution 
  • in a pre-trial detention

The event giving rise to replacement must be notified

  • in any of the district ffices
  • at missions abroad
  • stolen document can be reported at the police stations as well

The ready document can be received according to the applicant’s choice

  • in the district office
  • by mail

If the document has not been received by mail (unsuccessful delivery) the applicant can pick it up personally in the competent district office by his/her mailing address.

The ready document can be received solely in the district office if

  • a temporary ID card has been issued during the proceedings
Necessary documents

The following documents must be presented at the administration:

  • any other valid or within one year expired identifying documents
    (passport or card format driving licence)

If the applicant does not have any of the above mentioned documents:
- the birth certificate, marriage certificate appropriate for determining name bearing (with the view to the exeptions set forth in legislation),

- the immigrants, persons recognized as refugees, foreign citizens with protected legal status and settled persons are obliged to present the following documents: the immigration permit, documents certifying recognition of the refugee and protected legal status, or the document certifying the settled legal status and Official Certificate on the Personal Identifier and Address of Domicile

During the application procedure the applicant is not obliged to present the birth certificate and the marriage certificate appropriate for determining name bearing if the birth and marriage had been registered in Hungary.

The deed must be presented in original or in a certified copy of original; in case if deed issued abroad the authentic Hungarian translation must be attached.

If a citizen is sentenced to imprisonment, under involuntary treatment in a mental institution, under involuntary temporary treatment in a mental institution, in a pre-trial detention the acting proxy must present

  • the authorization letter and
  • his/her valid identity document.

In addition the applicant’s photo also must be attached. In case of these customers the head of the authority ordering the coercive measures certifies that the photograph is identical with the applicant and the signature is originated with him/her.

In case of applicants unable to attend personally due to his/her state of health the acting proxy must present

  • a certificate issued by his/her attendant doctor
  • the authorization letter
  • his/her valid identity document.
In case of minor customers the legal representative acting on behalf of him/her must present 

In case of applicants being under guardianship excluding legal capacity the following documents must be attached:

  • birth certificate (with a view to the exeptions set forth in the legislation),
  • legally binding court decision certifiying the guardianship,
  • the legally binding decision of guardianship authority certifying the legal representation,
  • the legal representative’s ID document.
Costs

The administration fee is 1 500 HUF

The administration fee is 3 000 HUF if a temporary ID card should be issued due to data clarification. In any other cases the fee is 1 500 HUF. 

In case of theft of the minor’s ID card its replacement is free of charge (till he/she turns 14 years of age)

The customer is entitled to submit a free of charge request, if he/she is not or only partly able to bear 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.).

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Procedure time

The ID card will be ready within 20 days.

Urgent administration procedure is not possible.

There is an opportunity to request an sms or e-mail notification about the mailing or arrival time to the Document Office of the ready ID card.

Useful information

The validity period of the permanent ID card
 

  • is 3 years from the date of issuance if the holder is younger than 6 years of age,
  • if the holder had reached 6 years but younger than 14 years the ID card is valid until the holder turns 14 years of age,
  • 8 years from the date of issuance if the holder had reached 14 years of age but has not reached 18 years of age yet,
  • 10 years from the date of issuance if the holder had reached 18 years of age,
  • unlimited after the age of 65.

In case of settled persons the validity period of the permanent ID card is corresponding to the validity period registered in

  • residence permit
  • temporary residence permit
  • national residence permit and
  • EC residence permit

In case of immigrants the validity period of the permanent ID card is corresponding to the validity period registered in immigration permit.

Those citizens who have Customer Gate registration and access receive electronic notification about the expiry of their card type ID card. These e-mail notifications are sent three times, two months before the expiry, one month before the expiry and at last on the day of the expiry.
 
Temporary ID card should be issued if the ID card applicant does not have a valid passport or card format driving licence and

  • the applicant’s permanent ID card had expired or
  • the applicant has requested the exchange of the ID card due to manmufacturing defect or data change or
  • the applicant’s ID card has been stolen, lost or destroyed or
  • the permanent ID card can not be issued temporarily because of the need for  data verification and data clarification

The temporary ID card is valid for 30 days from its issuance. In case of data verification and data clarification the validity period is 120 days. The temporary identity card of 120-day validity period can be issued secondly for 120 days.

Due to changes in data (e.g. name change caused by marriage) it is unnecessary to issue a temporary ID card if the citizen applies for exchange of the ID card within eight days following the date of data change.

The temporary ID card is invalid if the applicant has obtained a permanent ID card.

Electronic administration

If the data did not change, the lost, stolen or destroyed card format ID cards can be replaced electronically through the Web Assistant application.