Hungary is part of the EU and has one of the world's best passports.
More than 9 million Americans have Hungarian ancestry, with a large concentration of them in the Chicago area.
Your ancestor could have also lost their Hungarian citizenship if they became a citizen of another country before 1951.
In Budapest alone, 70 million liters of thermal water will come to the surface in Budapest.
Amendments to the nationality law became effective in 2019.
A Hungarian Passport gives you immediate access to travel to any of the Schengen nations, as well as many other countries visa-free as the total number of nations that Hungarians can travel to without a visa is 180+, ranking the Hungarian Passport amongst the strongest in the world.
Since every Citizen of Hungary is also a Citizen of the EU, you will have the uninterrupted right to live and work in any member state of the EU and EFTA. Additionally, you will also have access to the Hungarian healthcare system which is supported by taxes and the Nemzeti Egészségbiztostási Alapkezel (NAEK), the nation's national health insurance fund, making most medical services in Hungary completely free.
The main point of the simplified naturalization procedure is that in order to acquire Hungarian citizenship, the law does not require the Applicant to live in Hungary habitually, for a longer period of time, and the Applicant does not have to prove that his/her livelihood is ensured in Hungary. For Hungarian citizenship by descent, he/she does not need to have employment or a bank account, he/she only has to meet the conditions listed below:
A non-Hungarian citizen may acquire Hungarian citizenship:
The application for citizenship, stemming from Hungarian citizenship by descent, must be submitted on a form containing detailed information of the Applicant:
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To prove that you are a descendant of immigrants who left Hungary or that either one of your parents is of Hungarian ancestry, documentation from the Hungarian archives showing birth records and/or Hungarian nationality will be required.
The applicant must meet the language proficiency criteria for communication in order to qualify for Hungarian citizenship through simplified naturalization (minimum basic level). When applying, the officer receiving the application verifies that the applicant has the necessary degree of Hungarian language proficiency.
Global RCG offers guidance and assistance in preparation for these exams.
All Applicants who have reached the age of 14 or who will reach the age of 14 by the expected date of the oath are obliged to prove their knowledge of the Hungarian language.
While the President of the Republic is supposed to process the applications within 3 months, decisions are often made 6 to 8 months after the application is received.
The Hungarian law permits multiple citizenships, so you don’t have to renounce your other citizenships.
At the end of the Naturalization process, Hungarian citizens are asked to take the Oath of allegiance.
The Oath of allegiance in English:
“I swear that I regard Hungary as my country. I will be a faithful citizen of the Republic of Hungary. I will respect and obey the Constitution and laws of this country. I defend my country to the utmost of my strength, I serve it to the best of my abilities. So help me God.”
Yes! You can include children up to 18yrs old. To file jointly with you, your children must be minors (under the age of 18). However, separate applications are necessary for children who are adults (i.e., 18 years of age or above). Therefore, we advise that your kids submit their applications after your citizenship has been accepted. Simplified naturalization still applies to the procedures for your minor and adult children.
Under citizenship through "verification of citizenship" or "simplified naturalization," there are no residency restrictions. However, you will need a Hungarian address if you wish to participate in Hungary's public healthcare and education systems, which you will need to either rent or buy a home for this.