Hungarian nationality

1. Q: What is the requirement for getting Hungarian nationality?
A: Getting Hungarian nationality should meet the following requirement:

• For immigrants, settlers, or political asylum-seekers, as well as those who have a residence permit in EGT, can apply for Hungarian nationality after obtaining immigration, settlement, political asylum status or after obtaining EGT residence permit and uninterrupted resided in Hungary for eight years.
• no criminal record (check and confirmed by Nationality Authority)
• ensure that he will live and work in Hungary, and provide evidence (such as real estate license or rental contract)
• apply for Hungarian nationality will not harm the interests of Hungary
• pass the basics Hungarian language exam. (The following persons is exempted: All or partly incapacitated person; get the basic, secondary or higher educational attainment in the Hungarian language teaching institutions; over 65 years old when submitting the application; health protection agency prove that the applicant is in permanent and irreversible illness status and cannot take the exam.)

Besides that, the following people who uninterrupted residence in Hungary for more than five years can apply for Hungarian nationality:

• born in Hungary, or
• immigrated or settled in Hungary since childhood, or person without nationality

The following people who uninterrupted residence in Hungary for more than three years can apply for Hungarian nationality:

• married with a Hungarian nationality person for at least three years, or marriage ended because of the death of the Hungarian partner; or
• young children is Hungarian nationality; or
• adoption by a Hungarian nationality person (for older children); or
• recognized as refugees by Hungarian authorities

All residence calculations is counted from residence address registration after obtaining immigration, settlement, refugees status or after obtaining EGT residence permit. (According to 1993 LV Act Chapter 23 provisions)

2. Q: Does Hungary allow dual nationality?
A: Allow

3. Q: Can the one born in Hungary get the Hungarian nationality?
A: No, children will have the same nationality as parents, if the parents got the permanent residency, children will also get the permanent residency. Children can apply for Hungarian nationality after uninterrupted residence in Hungary for more than five years.

4. Q: If the parents got the Hungarian nationality, whether the new-born child is a Hungarian nationality?
A: Children born after parents got the Hungarian nationality will automatically be Hungarian nationality. Children born before parents got the Hungarian nationality is Chinese nationality and need to submit application.