HUNGARIAN CITIZENSHIP

Hungarian citizenship laws are based upon Hungarian citizenship Law 55 dated June 1, 1993.

HUNGARIAN CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH:
Birth within the territory of Hungary does not automatically confer citizenship. The exception is a child born to unknown or stateless parents.

HUNGARIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT:
Child, at least one of whose parents is a citizen of Hungary, regardless of the child’s country of birth.

HUNGARIAN CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION:
Hungarian citizenship may be acquired upon fulfillment of the following conditions:
- Persons with no ethnic ties to Hungary must reside in the country for eight years.
- Foreigners who marry Hungarian nationals, or who are parents of Hungarian citizen
minors, or who have been adopted by Hungarian nationals, or who have been recognized as refugees by Hungarian authorities, need only reside in the country for three years.
- Members of an ethnic Hungarian minority of another country need only reside in the
country for one year.

DUAL HUNGARIAN CITIZENSHIP: RECOGNIZED.
LOSS OF HUNGARIAN CITIZENSHIP:
VOLUNTARY: Voluntary renunciation of Hungarian citizenship is permitted. Persons seeking to renounce citizenship must address a written statement to the President of the Republic. The Embassy can provide information and assistance, but is not able to act for the person.
INVOLUNTARY: The following is grounds for involuntary loss of Hungarian citizenship:Naturalized citizenship was gained by false statements.

Hungarian citizenship information is summarized from the above-mentioned law. Any action concerning Hungarian citizenship should be taken after consulting with a Hungarian immigration lawyer or the official authority responsible with Hungarian citizenship.

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