Identity checks

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.