FACTS & FIGURES

Capital City

Capital City

Budapest
Population

Population

9,843,028
Area Km2

Area, Km2

90,530
Language

Language

Hungarian
Area Code

Area Code

36
Currency

Currency

Forint (HUF)

VISA FREE

167

GDP PPP $

26,458

Time Zone

UTC +1:00

Dual Citizenship Hungary

Allowed

Hungarian citizenship is based on the principle of ius sanguinis, thus a child of a Hungarian citizen acquires Hungarian citizenship by birth. Hungarian citizenship can also be acquired by naturalisation and by registration/declaration. The ius soli principle applies only in cases of abandoned and stateless children.


Whilst the Hungarian law allows for dual citizenship, Section 2 (2) Act LV of 1993 on Hungarian Citizenship states that “The Hungarian citizen who is simultaneously a citizen of another state must be regarded a Hungarian citizen with regard to the application of Hungarian law.” The Hungarian law does not specify any consequences in case of non-registration of the new citizenship or non-renunciation of the first citizenship (such as loss of Hungarian citizenship, criminal sanction or administrative fine). Dual citizenship is allowed without any special conditions.

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