Client Service

You can contact our client service by telephone, mail, e-mail or in person.

Once contacted, we give information concerning research procedures and opportunities, the contacts of other institutions to be potentially approached, the conditions of carrying out research in other archives and public collections, our administrative procedures, the data to be supplied for the procurement of the requested document and the documents required for the verification of your authorisation.

If contacted by e-mail, we provide general information and orientation but no personal data or document containing personal or protected data, since the practice of e-signature is not yet quite widespread in Hungary and for the procurement of such documents the applicant’s authorization must be verified.

  • Monday 09.00-12.00, 13.00–15.00
  • Tuesday 10.00–12.00, 13.00–15.00
  • Wednesday 08.00–12.00, 13.00–15.00
  • Thursday 10.00–12.00, 13.00–17.00
  • Friday Closed

(+36) 30 633 8554

H-1139 Budapest, Teve u. 3–5.

1554 Budapest, Pf. 41.

The most common types of cases in our practice

Term of study certification

Certification of time spent at school for the calculation of the individual’s pension. Certificate of kindergarten or primary school teaching qualifications for golden diplomas (commemorating 50 years of service).  The archives keep so-called student registry sheets that certify the term spent at school and the fact, date and result of passing the trainee exam. We also keep the exam protocols of skilled worker trainee exams, which only certify the fact that one had taken the exam.

Please note that we only keep the documentation of schools that (have) functioned in Budapest. For schools that still function today we advise that you start your enquiries there. For schools outside Budapest, contact the local county archive.

Term of service certification

Certification of time spent in service for the calculation of pension if the applicant hasn’t got the required certification documents and the given employer’s certifying documents are kept in our archives. If these have not been handed over to us, our colleagues can give information on the successor (or liquidator) of the employer, required to provide safekeeping for the documentation not to be discarded.

Please note that it is advisable to start the certification procedure by contacting your local regional pension directorate (if you live in Budapest, it is https://www.allamkincstar.gov.hu/header-tartalmak/kapcsolat/nyugdijfolyosito-igazgatosag-elerhetosege) that will in most cases already have your data required for the certification of service and thus it is not your responsibility to get them.

Documents generated by civil law notaries

Please note that we can only hand over documents generated by civil law notaries in accordance with Act CXII of 2011 on the freedom of information and Act LVI of 1995 on public documents, public archives and the protection of material kept in private archives. Thus you are only authorised to get these documents if they specify you as inheritor or you are successor or nearest of kin of the deceased or any of his/her successors and you have the required documents (birth registry sheet, ID document) to prove it (certifying authorisation).

For your information: Our archives only keeps the documentation of inheritance cases initiated earlier than 31 December 1984, for later cases please contact the Civil Law Notary Document Office of the Municipal Court of Budapest, Markó street 27, 1055 Budapest.