Marital status and changing family names in Hungary
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Marital status and changing family names in Hungary

Family names reflect that a certain set of people belongs together. In Hungary, children traditionally wear their fathers’ family name, while women also often change their name upon getting married. Knowledge about how this works may come in handy not only when preparing for your life in Hungary, but also when researching family documents for your citizenship application.

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Hungarian citizenship in 2021
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Hungarian citizenship in 2021

Even during the current pandemic and the many uncertainties around us, getting Hungarian citizenship based on your ancestry continues to be a straightforward process, and an easy way to gaining EU citizenship.

Why to apply for Hungarian citizenship?

Hungary is a member of the European Union with no intention for leaving (the latest public opinion polls also say that support for EU membership is stronger than ever), and Hungarian citizens can live, work, and study anywhere in the European Union. As EU citizens, they are also allowed to travel without a visa to any countries of the Schengen zone, and several other countries. The Hungarian passport is the 10th strongest in the world, with visa-free access to 182 countries.

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Hungarian citizenship application during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Hungarian citizenship application during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of life all around the world. Most people are asked to stay at home if they can, and with a positive attitude, this can be seen as an opportunity to slow down, grow, learn new skills, and focus on what is most important in your life.

So, how does all this relate to Hungarian citizenship application?

Well, to start with, the process of getting the Hungarian passport can take up to 6-18 months. So why not start it right now?

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