DNA test kits have become increasingly popular over the past few years offering valuable information about your family history and ethnic origins. But can you base a citizenship application on your DNA profile?
DNA profile and ancestry
Did you get “Hungarian” as a result in your DNA test? You might be eligible for citizenship! Unfortunately, this is not as simple as that, as authorities do not accept your at-home (or any other) DNA tests as proof of your ancestry. However, if your results display a significant percentage of Hungarian markers, it may be worth further investigating your roots.
Start asking your parents or other family members about your origin. If any of your ancestors were born in historical Hungary (even if the location is not currently part of Hungary), you have a good chance for Hungarian citizenship. This is a great opportunity to listen to family anecdotes and get to know your heritage a bit more.
Genealogy research to follow up on your DNA profile
If your family members confirm the DNA profile you got from your test, you can start looking for birth or marriage certificates to prove that one or more of your ancestors were Hungarian. If you don’t have any documentation, you still have no reason to worry: a genealogist can research the documents based on the information you provide. You should be able to supply where to look for what: names and locations of birth, marriage, or baptism.
Become a Hungarian citizen
Becoming a Hungarian citizen and getting a second passport has many advantages. You will no longer need to worry about spending more than 90 days in the Schengen zone and you will have the option to relocate here anytime you want. If you have been to Hungary before, you know how charming the atmosphere is – and if you haven’t, you must come and see for yourself!
If you are still unsure, take our free test to see if you are eligible for Hungarian citizenship. It takes just a few minutes, and you will get a clearer picture of where you stand.