A new immigration law took effect in Hungary on January 1, 2024, but it has no bearing on Hungarian citizenship applications, which are governed by a different law. Therefore, individuals contemplating Hungarian citizenship can proceed with their planned processes.
When you apply for Hungarian citizenship through regular naturalization, you need to pass an exam as part of the application procedure. During this Hungarian citizenship exam, applicants must demonstrate how well they know the history of Hungary and how public administration works.
20 August is one of the most important national holidays in Hungary. First and foremost, it celebrates the foundation of Hungary, for which it has been dubbed as the birthday of Hungary. As such, it is just natural that the event needs an official cake of Hungary – which is selected yearly.
Currently more than 1.4 million people living in the U.S. consider themselves Hungarian. Thanks to the Citizenship Act of Hungary, most of them are eligible for Hungarian citizenship, and with that, for passport that grants you the right to live and work anywhere in the EU without limitation, in addition to visa-free travel to 185 countries around the world.
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Naturalization is the official term for obtaining citizenship. The more ties you have to Hungary, the sooner and easier you can become a citizen. However, eventually you become eligible even if your only tie is living here; that is when we talk about regular naturalization.