Hungarian passport

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Hungarian passport
Hungarian Passport Cover.jpg
Front cover of a contemporary Hungarian biometric passport. The word in Hungarian for "Passport", "Útlevél", literally means "Road letter"
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The data page of a contemporary Hungarian biometric passport
Date first issued August 29, 2006 (biometric passports)
Issued by  Hungary
Valid in All countries (as per page 1[1])
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Hungarian citizenship
Expiration 10 years after issuance
Cost 14000 HUF (10 years) / 7500 HUF (5 years) / 2500 HUF (1 year) / 2500 HUF (5 years, 12-18 years old) / 2500 HUF (5 years, 6-12 years old) / 2500 HUF (3 years, under 6 yars old) + 19000 HUF (7 day service) / 29000 HUF (3 day service) / 39000 HUF (1 day service)[2]

Hungarian passports are issued to Hungarian citizens for international travel by The Central Data Processing, Registration and Election Office of the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior. Every Hungarian citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The passport, along with the national identity card allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Union and European Economic Area.

Types[edit]

Personal
Ordinary passports issued to citizens valid for two, five, or ten years.
Official
Diplomatic
Service
Foreign service
Seamen service

Physical appearance[edit]

As of 2013, regular Hungarian EU passports are burgundy red in colour (before a navy blue color was in use), with the Hungarian coat of arms emblazoned in the center of the front cover. The words "útlevél" (passport, or more literally, Roadletter) inscribed below the coat of arms and "Európai Unió" (European Union), "Magyarország" (Hungary) above. The new biometric Hungarian passport has the standard biometric symbol at the bottom.

The visa pages have musical notes of the Szózat visible in UV light. The identity information page contains the title and the first eight lines of the National Anthem in the author's handwriting embossed.

Identity information page[edit]

The Hungarian passport includes the following data:

  • Photo of passport Holder
  • Type (P)
  • Code (HUN)
  • Passport No.
  • Surname (1)
  • Given Names (2)
  • Nationality (3)
  • Date of birth (4)
  • Sex (5)
  • Place of birth (6)
  • Date of issue (7)
  • Date of expiry (8)
  • Authority (9)
  • Holder's Signature (10)

The information page ends with the Machine Readable Zone.

Languages[edit]

The data page/information page is printed in Hungarian, English and French; translation in all other official languages of the E.U. is present elsewhere in the passport.

Passports[edit]

Visa free travel[edit]

Visa requirements for Hungarian citizens
  Freedom of movement
  Visa-free
  Visa on arrival

Visa requirements for Hungarian citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Hungary. In 2014, Hungarian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 162 countries and territories, ranking the Hungarian passport 10th in the world.[3]

Diplomatic passport visa requirements[edit]

  European Union (unlimited access)
  Visa-free
  Visa on arrival
  Pre-arrival Internet registration required (ESTA, eVisitor)
  Visa required

A Hungarian ordinary passport, with visa-free access to all of the world's developed countries, is a very convenient travel document by international standards. However, it is not as handy as a Hungarian diplomatic passport, which has even less visa restrictions attached to it. Several countries offer visa-free access to holders of a Hungarian diplomatic passport, but not to ordinary passport holders. This is notably the case with China (since 1992),[4] Russia (since 2001).[5] and India (since 2003).[6] As of July 2009, Hungarian diplomats can enter all G8+5 countries without a visa.[7] The Hungarian diplomatic passport holds the distinction of being the only travel document in the world granting such visa-free entry to all G8+5 member states.[a]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://prado.consilium.europa.eu/en/2992/viewImage_70491.html Hungarian passport ID page on PRADO
  2. ^ Útlevél
  3. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2014". Henley & Partners. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mutual Visa-free Agreement between China and Foreign Countries" (PDF). Travel China Guide. July 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Russia, Hungary introduce visa free regime for diplomats" (pay-per-view). NewsBank. ITAR-TASS news agency. 2001-06-14. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  6. ^ "India, Hungary ink treaty for abolition of visas for diplomats" (pay-per-view). NewsBank. PTI news agency. 2003-11-04. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  7. ^ "Visa Waiver Agreements". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 

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