Birth registration

I. PERMANENT RESIDENTS 

1st step – birth certificate

It is issued by the local municipality’s registry office (Anyakönyvi Hivatal).

Requirements:

  • Marriage certificate’s official translation (OFFI) – CEU HRO can arrange this
  • Marriage declaration (provided by CEU HRO)
  • Passport of the mother
  • Resident permit of the mother
  • Address card (szálláshely bejelentőlap) of the mother
  • Certification of citizenship or passport copy (issued by the consulate)

Most of the time these documents (except the marriage declaration and the certification of citizenship) are taken to the registry office by the hospital, but it is strongly advised to check this with the hospital.

The record office issues a temporary birth certificate which doesn’t contain any data regarding the citizenship.

30 days later the registry office issues the birth certificate according to the citizenship document.

 

2nd step – permanent resident permit / address card, health insurance card, ID

If at least one of the newborn’s parents is a permanent resident in Hungary, the baby can also get a permanent resident permit. The procedure takes about 3 days. The baby will receive a plastic address card and a plastic health insurance card, and so s/he will be insured for free till the age of 18. S/he can also receive a Hungarian ID card.

The application has to be submitted to the Immigration Office, 1082 Budapest, Üllői út 82.

Requirements:

  • a photo of the baby
  • application form (provided by the Immigration Office)
  • original passport
  • a copy of the passport
  • birth certificate and copy
  • marriage certificate or consular report
  • copies of the parents’ passports
  • copies of the parents’ resident permits
  • copies of the parents’ address cards

The baby’s personal presence is necessary.

Address card:

It has to be obtained at the registration office (okmányiroda) of the local municipality.

Requirements are determined by the ordinance of the local municipality. The usual requirements:

  • permanent resident permit of the baby
  • certificate of the Immigration office (hatósági bizonyítvány)
  • address card form signed by the parents and the owner of the flat
  • copies of the resident permits of the parents
  • copies of the address cards of the parents

Insurance

After the issuance of the address card the National Health Insurance Fund sends the plastic health insurance card by mail automatically.

II. EU-CITIZENS 

1st step – birth certificate

It is issued by the local municipality’s registry office (Anyakönyvi Hivatal).

Requirements:

  • Marriage certificate’s official translation (OFFI) – CEU HRO can arrange this
  • Marriage declaration (provided by CEU HRO)
  • Passport of the mother
  • Resident permit of the mother
  • Address card (szálláshely bejelentőlap) of the mother
  • Certification of citizenship or passport copy (issued by the consulate)

Most of the time these documents (except the marriage declaration and the certification of citizenship) are taken to the registry office by the hospital, but it is strongly advised to check this with the hospital.

The record office issues a temporary birth certificate which doesn’t contain any data regarding the citizenship.

30 days later the registry office issues the birth certificate according to the citizenship document.

Insurance in the first 1-2 months:

According to a government ordinance the newborns are covered with insurance until 6 months after their birth. The Health Service has to generate an insurance number from the mother’s TAJ number before giving service for the baby.

 

2nd step – passport

Please contact the consulate of your country to get information.

 

3rd step – registration certificate, address card

As an EU citizen, you should apply for the registration card and address card for the baby as soon as possible, after he/she received the passport.

Requirements:

  • birth certificate
  • original passport and copy
  • copies of the parents’ passports
  • 1000 HUF duty stamps
  • application form (provided by CEU HRO)
  • statement of retention – they may require a notarized statement
  • employment certificate(s) of the parent(s)
  • copies of the parents’ resident permits and address cards
  • statement of the health insurance (provided by CEU HRO)
  • copies of the parents’ health insurance cards
  • copy of the flat lease contract
  • allowance of the landlord

The office you need to go to:

Immigration Office, VIP Department
Budapest, XI. district
Budafoki út 60, Builduing A

The baby’s personal presence is necessary. If only one of the parents accompanies the baby, it is recommended to take permission for the application from the other parent.

After the issuance of the address card the National Health Insurance Fund automatically sends the plastic health insurance card by mail.

III. NON-EU CITIZENS

1st step – birth certificate

It is issued by the local municipality’s registry office (Anyakönyvi Hivatal).

Requirements:

  • Marriage certificate’s official translation (OFFI) – CEU HRO can arrange this
  • Marriage declaration (provided by CEU HRO)
  • Passport of the mother
  • Resident permit of the mother
  • Address card (szálláshely bejelentőlap) of the mother
  • Certification of citizenship or passport copy (issued by the consulate)

Most of the time these documents (except the marriage declaration and the certification of citizenship) are taken to the registry office by the hospital, but it is strongly advised to check this with the hospital.

The record office issues a temporary birth certificate which doesn’t contain any data regarding the citizenship.

30 days later the registry office issues the birth certificate according to the citizenship document.

Insurance in the first 1-2 months:

According to a government ordinance the newborns are covered with insurance until 6 months after their birth. The Health Service has to generate an insurance number from the mother’s TAJ number before giving service for the baby, but this refers to those persons only, who posses the plastic insurance and address cards. It is strongly recommended to make a contract with the National Health Insurance Fund (OEP) as soon as possible after the birth of the baby.

 

2nd step – passport

Please contact the consulate of your country to get information.

 

3rd step – resident permit, address card

Requirements:

  • birth certificate
  • original passport and full copy
  • copies of the parents’ passports
  • a photo of the baby
  • application form (provided by CEU HRO)
  • statement of retention – they may require a notarized statement
  • employment certificate(s) of the parent(s) (for CEU employees it is provided by CEU HRO)
  • copies of the parents’ resident permits and address cards
  • health insurance certificate from OEP
  • copies of the parents’ health insurance cards
  • copy of the flat lease contract
  • allowance of the landlord

The office you need to go to:

Immigration Office, VIP Department
Budapest, XI. district
Budafoki út 60, Builduing A

The baby’s personal presence is necessary. If only one of the parents accompanies the baby, it is recommended to take permission for the application from the other parent.

4th step – Health insurance card application / contract with the National Health Insurance Fund (OEP)

Non EU citizens are obliged to make a contract with the National Health Insurance Fund.

The montly fee is the 30 % of the minimum wage. In the first 6 month the monthly payment covers only the emergency sevices. If one requires the full service it can be activated with 6 months fee payment in advance.

Requirements:

  • copy of the passport
  • copy of the resident permit
  • copy of the address card
  • application form (available at CEU HRO)
  • authorization (available at CEU HRO)