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  • These requirements apply to only Nigerians who intend to get married in Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia and the document can only be used in the aforementioned countries.
  • Requests for the letter of marriage clearance should be made in person
  • The document is valid for only 6 months from date of issue


  • Valid Nigerian e-passport (Submit with a copy of datapage)
  • Valid residence permit (Submit with a copy)
  • Written request to the Consular Section for issuance of Marriage Clearance.
  • Original + copy of Certificate of Birth issued by Nigerian Population Commission. Please note that Attestation of Birth are not accepted. Document should be authenticated at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.
  • Original + copy of Bachelorhood or Spinsterhood Affidavit issued by any Marriage Registry or Court in Nigeria OR Divorce certificate. Document should be authenticated at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.
  • Copy of completed marriage declaration datasheet in capital letters. DOWNLOAD.
  • Copy of written declaration by the foreigner who is marrying the Nigerian out of his/her own free will
  • Copy of address card and ID card or Passport of the Foreigner
  • Copy of Bachelor/Spinster/Divorce certificate of the Foreigner (whichever is applicable)
  • All documents submittd should be in English


  • Service Charge is $60 and Administrative Charge is $30. 
Please read the information below carefully before processing to make payment for the Consular Service being requested.
1. All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.
2. The Embassy does not issue VAT receipts with respect to the payments. You will receive a deposit slip from the Bank.
3. Please ensure the correct fee is paid into the designated bank account. For example, Service Charge should be paid into the Account designated for Service Charge.  We cannot provide refunds for any wrong payments. If you pay into the wrong account, you will be required to pay the fee inot the correct account. 
4. Payments can be made either by visiting any MKB Bank to make a deposit or via Bank transfer. 
5. Please ensure that you include any extra bank charges to ensure tha the exact amount reaches the Embassy's account. You will be required to make additional payments if there is a difference between the amount paid and amount received by the Embassy.
6. If making your payment via Bank transfer, ensure you do that at least 5 days before submitting your request to the Embassy.   
7. The processing of Consular request is completed within 10 working days. Express services are available for those who wish to have their requests fast tracked for an  extra charge of US$50 in addition to Service and Adminstrative charges. Please note that the payment of express fee does not guarantee a positive decision. We will aim to complete all requests within 5 working days.
8. Each applicant will receive a draft copy of the document to be issued via email. You will be required to confirm the information contained in the document and revert to the Embassy if there are omissions or errors. Please note that the re-issuance of any document will attract the payment of service and consular fee respectively. Kindly ensure you check the draft document for any errors before it is signed and stamped.
Account for Payment of Service Charge:

Bank: MKB Bank Nyrt

Account No: 10300002-50100020-71034014

IBAN Account No: HU65103000025010002071034014

Account Name: Embassy of Nigeria

Address: Vaci utca 38, 1056 Budapest


Account for Payment of Administrative Charge:
Account Name: Embassy of Nigeria, Budapest
Account Number: 10300002-50100020-40120108
IBAN Account No: HU3310300002-50100020-40120108
Bank: MKB Bank Nyrt
Payments are made in two ways:  
  • Deposit relevant service charge and administrative charge by visiting any MKB Bank. The applicant submits the deposit slip from MKB Bank as evidence of payment.
  • Transfer relevant  service charge and administrative fee via online banking, and submit copy of e-receipt. The Finance Attaché confirms receipt of funds.

Please note the following when paying the consular fee:

A commission/transfer fee will be charged by the Bank when depositing or transferring the consular fee. Please ensure the total amount on the MKB deposit slip has the exact amount of the consular service needed.
All consular fees paid via bank transfer can only be acknowledged after the Finance Section has confirmed receipt of the transfer. 
Provide payment details when making payment. Include the type of consular service you are paying and this appears in the remark column of the deposit slip.
Submit the original MKB Bank slip or evidence of  the bank transfer when submitting your documents.
Processing Period:
Please note that the processing of request for consular services takes up to ten (10) working days.  However, express services are available, with an extra charge of US$50 and processed within 3 - 5 working days.