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General Information

The U.S. Embassy in Budapest processes immigrant visas for children adopted in Hungary.

Hungary is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention).  Therefore, all adoptions between Hungary and the United States must meet the requirements of the Convention.

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More information about intercountry adoption is available on
The web site contains useful information about Hague visa process, country specific information, list of the accredited agencies, and guide for adoptive parents. 

Hungary’s Adoption Authority

Ministry of National Resources, Department of Child Protection and Guardianship Affairs (Nemzeti ErÅ‘forrás Minisztérium, Gyermek- és Ifjúságvédelem)
Address: 1054 Budapest, Akadémia  u. 3.
Phone: (36-1) 795-3153

After Adoption

Hungary requires adoptive parents to submit post adoption reports about the child after two and after twelve months. Please attach photos and provide as much information about the child as you can. We strongly urge you to comply with this requirement of the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources. Positive experience with American parents will contribute to the overall picture of the relations between Hungary and the United States.