• Located in Central Europe, northwest of Romania
  • It is mildly cold, cloudy and humid during winter in Hungary, the summers are warm. Flooding is prevalent in Hungary.


Marriage to a Hungarian Citizen

Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Hungarian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. 

If you want to bring your Hungarian spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our eTA article.

See a sample Sponsorship Application


How We Can Help You Marry Your Hungarian Fiance

To discuss the process to marry a citizen of Hungary, contact us for a consultation. We can determine your eligibility to apply for permission to marry a Hungarian as well as advise you how you can prove you meet the requirements.

Immigroup will assist you throughout the entire application process from start to finish, including:

  • Determining your eligibility to apply;
  • Determining the likelihood of success for your particular case;
  • Ensuring your forms are complete and accurately reflect the details of your case for maximum chance of success;
  • Ensuring you have the necessary and appropriate documents to support your application;
  • Providing guidance on the best method to submit your application to the Hungarian government for your circumstances;
  • Advising the privileges a Hungarian Marriage document affords you;
  • Offering Top Priority service for extremely urgent cases;
  • Determining the best way to proceed once the outcome of your case is reached (applying for family sponsorship, applying for a visitor visa for your Hungarian partner, re-application if necessary, etc.)

Contact us for a consultation to assist you with the Hungarian marriage process.

Processing Time

If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Hungarian spouse or partner, this application takes an average of 10-12 months.

An eTa application for your spouse or partner to visit you in Canada while the sponsorship applications are processing takes is instantaneous if approved.

Please see our pages on family sponsorship and Canadian visitor visa for more information on the processing times of these applications.


Costs of the Process


Government Fees

To learn about the costs of the sponsorship process, click here.


Other Fees - Disbursement Fees

Because the only language recognized in Hungary is Hungarian, documents must all be translated into Hungarian to be included in an application. Documents are also sent to Hungary and Hungarian embassies by courier to ensure security, confidentiality, and confirmation of delivery. These costs are known as disbursement fees and are unique to each case; however the total is typically less than $500 Canadian dollars.


Hungarian Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Hungary, you must demonstrate to the Hungarian government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:

  • Proof of country of birth
  • Proof of single status
  • Proof of age requirement



Family Members

If your Hungarian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Hungarian Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Hungarian citizen.


List of Hungarian Consulates in Canada

Embassy of Hungary in Ottawa, Canada

Honorary Consulate of Hungary in Calgary, Canada

Honorary Consulate of Hungary in Edmonton, Canada

Honorary Consulate General of Hungary in Vancouver, Canada

Honorary Consulate of Hungary in Winnipeg, Canada

Honorary Consulate of Hungary in Montreal, Canada

Office of the Commercial and Trade Counsellor of Hungary in Toronto, Canada


Calling Hungary from Canada

  • The country code is 36
  • Landlines: dial 011 – 36 – area code – local number
  • Cells: Cells use one of four two-digit prefixes: dial 011- 36 - 20 / 30 / 31 / 70 - local number

Area Codes for major centres in Hungary

Ajka 88 Hatvan 37 Pecs 72
Baja 79 Hodmezovasarhely 62 Salgotarjan 32
Bekescsaba 66 Jaszbereny 57 Siofok 84
Budaors 23 Kaposvar 82 Sopron 99
Budapest 1 Karcag 59 Szeged 62
Cegled 53 Kazincbarcika 48 Szekesfehervar 22
Debrecen 52 Kecskemet 76 Szekszard 74
Dunaharaszti 24 Keszthely 83 Szentendre 26
Dunakeszi 27 Kiskunfelegyhaza 76 Szentes 63
Dunaujvaros 25 Kiskunhalas 77 Szigetszentmiklos 24
Eger 36 Komlo 72 Szolnok 56
Erd 23 Mako 62 Szombathely 94
Esztergom 33 Miskolc 46 Tata 34
Godollo 28 Mosonmagyarovar 96 Tatabanya 34
Gyal 29 Nagykanizsa 93 Torokszentmiklos 56
Gyongyos 38 Nagykoros 53 Vac 27
Gyor 96 Nyiregyhaza 42 Varpalota 88
Gyula 66 Oroshaza 68 Vecses 29
Hajduboszormeny 52 Ozd 48 Veszprem 88
Hajduszoboszlo 52 Papa 89 Zalaegerszeg 92


Calling Canada from Hungary

Dial 00 - 1 - area code - local number

Area Codes of Canada

Province Code Province  Code

403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867

236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)

236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)


226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)

249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)

289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)

343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)

416 / 647 (Toronto)

807 (northwestern Ontario)

Manitoba 204 / 431 PEI 782 / 902
New  Brunswick 506 Quebec

418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)

438 / 514 (Montreal)

450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)

819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)

Newfoundland and Labrador 709 Saskatchewan 306 / 639
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902    


Time Difference

Hungary is on Central European Time (GMT+1). Hungary uses Daylight Saving Time so for most of the year the time difference does not change. However, there are brief periods in late October and late March when North America is on DST and Europe is not, and at those times the time difference is one hour shorter. Saskatchewan does not participate in DST so the time difference is one hour greater in the summer.

Canadian Time Zone

# of Hours Hungary is Ahead

Pacific (BC, Yukon) 9 hours
Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan) 8 hours
Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan*) 7 hours
Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec) 6 hours
Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec) 5 hours
Newfoundland 4.5 hours


Emergency Information for Canadians in Hungary

Embassy of Canada in Budapest

Ganz utca 12-14
1027 Budapest

Telephone: 36 (1) 392-3360
Fax: 36 (1) 392-3390
E-mail: bpest@international.gc.ca
Website: hungary.gc.ca

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Canadian Government's Travel Alerts for Hungary


Sponsoring Your Hungarian Spouse

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