Consular Section

Contact Information

Szabadság tér 12, H-1054 Budapest
Telephone: (36-1) 475-4164; Fax: (36-1) 475-4113/4188
After-hours emergency calls — for American citizens only: (36-1) 475-4400


The Consular Section of the American Embassy provides assistance to American citizens residing in or visiting Hungary and visa services for temporary visitors and immigrants to the United States.

The U.S Citizen Services unit helps American citizens with passport applications and renewals, reports of birth for children born in Hungary, voter registration, applications for Social Security numbers, federal benefits, income tax forms, and notarial services. The ACS unit also provides emergency services for American citizens in distress.

The Non-Immigrant Visa unit processes visas for persons who seek short-term visas to the United States, such as tourist visas, business visas, student visas, exchange visitor visas, crew visas, and temporary work permits.

The Immigrant Visa unit processes visas for persons who are entitled to reside permanently in the United States.