Cohabitation and Partnerships

Find out about the laws relating to cohabitation and same-sex couples in Hungary...


Cohabitation is legally recognised in Hungary. In order to benefit from some of the rights it entails, it may be necessary to get an official statement from a local government office (for example, for immigration rights).

Same-sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is not permitted in Hungary. Registered partnerships are available to same-sex couples and gives the couple similar rights as a marriage, with the exception of taking their partner's surname, adoption and the right to have medically assisted procreation.

Registered partnerships are established by making a joint declaration in front of the registrar at a registry office. The registry office can advise on the required documents.