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The Embassy legalizes the following:
  • Documents issued in Nigeria which must have been authenticated by the Legal Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja. Documents include birth certificates, educational certificates, affidavits, police character report e.t.c      
  • School certificates issued in Hungary and other countries of concurrent accreditation (Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia), and authenticated by the appropriate authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education)
  • Certificate of free sale or pharmaceutical products which has to be translated in English and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the respective country where the document was issued. Please note that a Notary stamp is not acceptable.
  • The abovementioned and any other document not listed above must be translated into English and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the respective country.
  • Documents issued in Hungary can be authenticated at the Consular Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 1027 Budapest, Nagy Imre tér 4. See link: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/contact


  • Written official letter from the individual or the company making the request to the Consular Section, to be hand delivered or emailed to the Embassy via: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Copy of Nigerian passport (Not applicable to companies)
  • Copy of Residence Permit (where applicable)
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation (for companies/corporate entities)
  • Submission of the relevant documents to be legalized
  • Original MKB Bank slip of legalization fee paid into the Embassy account at MKB Bank or evidence of Bank Transfer.
  • Letter of authorization (if the documents will be submitted on your behalf)
  • Documents for legalization can be submitted in person, through a proxy or sent through any courier service of your choice. (DHL, UPS etc)
  • If sending via courier, you will also need to arrange for the documents to be picked up from the Embassy after the legalization process is complete

Cost per document/stamp:

  • Service Charge is $100 (per stamp) and Administrative Charge is $30 (Individuals) and $70 (Companies). Please note that the new fees will take effect from Monday, 17th January, 2022. 
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 and Express Fee:
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