Identity checks

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Austrian citizens do not have to carry an ID card with them. EU citizens need to carry a passport or identity card with them. The driver's license is not sufficient. Third-country nationals must carry proof of identity and their residence permit with them.


Hungary joined the Schengen Area in late 2007 and consequently the country has tightened security within its borders. By law any person in Hungary is required to carry a proper identity document and show it to police authorities upon request.

Please ensure to carry - at all times -  your passport along with your residence permit (non-EEA nationals) OR national ID card/passport along with your registration certificate (EEA nationals).

Those failing to show a valid passport or national ID card are subject to a fine up to 150.000 HUF.