Hungarian nationals with no residential address in Hungary may apply for their registration on the central electoral roll as follows.

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Application for registration on the electoral roll for Hungarian nationals with no residential address in Hungary (NEO)

All Hungarian nationals with no residential address in Hungary may apply for their registration on the central electoral roll as follows.

Kulcsszavak: central electoral roll, registration, NEO, remedy

An application must be submitted.

The application may be submitted by electronic means or by post.

 

1. By electronic means

The application may be submitted by electronic means, with or without electronic authentication, using this link.

 

2. By post

The form required to submit the application by post is available (in pdf format) here:

 

After downloading from the website, printing and completing the application, it must be sent to the National Election Office by post to H-1397 Budapest, Pf.: 547.

A notification of registration on the electoral roll or a decision of rejection thereof is delivered to the email address, facsimile number or postal address indicated in the application.

Voters living abroad with no registered residential address in Hungary stay on the central electoral roll for 10 years. The 10-year period starts on the date when the voter living abroad with no residential address in Hungary is registered on the electoral roll; however, the 10-year period restarts if the voter casts a vote or applies for the change of his/her notification address or place of receipt of ballot paper and/or the extension of his/her registration on the electoral roll.

Those who have already registered prior to, or since, the 2014 parliamentary election do not have to submit another application for registration for 10 years of their registration on the electoral roll.

If a voter living abroad with no registered residential address in Hungary does not submit an application for removal from the electoral roll, the National Election Office will only remove such a voter from the central electoral roll at the end of the 10-year period, upon his/her passing, the voter losing his/her Hungarian nationality or a Hungarian court excluding the voter from the right to vote.

Applications for registration on the electoral roll may be submitted at any time.

The National Election Office takes a decision on the application for registration on the electoral roll within 5 days of its receipt or, during the period following the announcement of the date of the election, on the day of its receipt.

Please note: In cases where an application is submitted during the period after the announcement of the date of the election, the applicant may participate in the announced election if his/her application is received by the National Election Office by the 25th day preceding the relevant election, provided that the applicant meets the statutory conditions applicable to registration on the electoral roll.

No other documents are required to be submitted in addition to the application.

No payment obligation arises from submitting an application.

National Election Office

Seat: H-1054 Budapest, Alkotmány u. 3.

Postal address: National Election Office, H-1397 Budapest, Pf.: 547.

Telephone: 06-1-795-3310

Fax: 06-1-795-0788

Email: visz@nvi.hu

Website: http://www.nvi.hu

For additional contact information and office hours: https://www.valasztas.hu/elerhetosegi-adatok

An appeal against a decision to reject an application may be submitted to the President of the National Election Office by no later than the fifteenth day of receiving the notification of such a decision or, in the case of notification by electronic means or facsimile, of the notification being sent. The appeal may be submitted by post to H-1397 Budapest, Pf.: 547. or by electronic means with authentication only by completing the form available at www.magyarorszag.hu under ‘Választás > Választás > Jogorvoslat (NVI)’ (Election > Election > Remedy (NEO)) by clicking on the ‘Ügyintézés indítása’ (Start administration process) button.

In addition to personal identification information (name, name at birth, place and date of birth, mother’s name, personal identification number or the number of an identity document issued by a Hungarian authority) and residential address information, an appeal must include the reference number of the decision to reject the application as well as a justification for registering on the electoral roll.

If the President of the National Election Office does not allow the appeal, it is referred to the Budapest-Capital Regional Court for consideration. The Budapest-Capital Regional Court delivers its decision to the appellant.

If the President of the National Election Office concludes that the appeal is well-founded, the appellant’s registration on the electoral roll is extended as specified in the appeal.

If the President of the National Election Office does not allow the appeal, it is referred to the Budapest-Capital Regional Court by no later than the fifteenth day of its receipt or, for appeals submitted after the announcement of the election date, the day after its receipt.

You will be notified of the above by the President of the National Election Office.

The Budapest-Capital Regional Court takes a decision on the appeal by no later than the fifteenth day of receiving it or, for decisions to be taken after the announcement of the date of the election, within three days of receiving it. You will be notified of this decision directly by the Budapest-Capital Regional Court.

Representation by a lawyer in the proceedings of the Budapest-Capital Regional Court is optional; the Regional Court acts a single judge.

If the Budapest-Capital Regional Court concludes that the appeal is well-founded, it orders the extension of your registration on the electoral roll. Otherwise, the appeal will be rejected by the Budapest-Capital Regional Court.

The process of considering applications for the registration on the central electoral roll is as follows:

The National Election Office

 

The National Election Office’s decision requires no signature or stamp.

Act XXXVI of 2013 on the electoral process

Decree No. 17/2013 (VII.17.) of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice on maintaining the central electoral roll and other electoral registers

Act XCIII of 1990 on levies

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