Acquiring Hungarian Citizenship by naturalization

Naturalization is one of the titles of the acquisition of Hungarian citizenship, which is available for non-Hungarian individuals who have not previously held Hungarian citizenship. There are additional types of naturalization due to the fact that, in some cases, the legislation provides preferential conditions. Our article focuses on traditional naturalization and gives specifics on preferential cases as well. “There shall be no discrimination between Hungarian citizens on the basis of…

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FAQ – Hungarian Immigration Law (VISA, Residence Permit etc.)

In this article we collected the answers to the questions often occurring regarding Hungarian immigration procedures and immigration law. If you are thinking about staying in Hungary – whether short or long term – we believe you will find this list useful. Before you jump onto the list please note that immigration law in Hungary is a complex field of law and each type of visa, residence permit and permanent…

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Doing Business in Hungary – 5 Most Important Legal Facts

In its recent economic survey of Hungary, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) highlights a convincing picture of the country’s economic achievement. New Civil Code in Hungary Act V. of 2013 on Civil Code (New Hungarian Civil Code) came into force on 15/03/2014, and it implemented some fundamental changes in the Hungarian private law system. The New Hungarian Civil Code is based on the most recent EU standards,…

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Immigration Law – Long-term stay in Hungary

This article contains a summary of permits in possession of which third-country nationals are allowed to stay in Hungary for more than three months, including information on how to obtain those or what makes one eligible to receive one. Section 13 of the act II of 2007 on the admission and right of residence of third-country nationals provides a list of permits one of which third country nationals must be…

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Software Protection in the USA

The first time a software was created software protection has become unquestionably important. A software counts as an intellectual property. In the United States, intellectual property laws exist to protect aspects of computer programs. There are four types of intellectual property; patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. When it comes to deciding how to protect the ideas that were transformed into computer code it is often necessary to choose a…

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Verifying the purpose of residence

The purpose of the stay is an important aspect of residency in Hungary for third-country nationals.  It is not only required by law to justify the purpose of entry and stay but from a practical point of view it is essential for choosing the right forms to submit. Attaching a birth certificate is reasonable for family reunification purposes but that would be of no use proving employment relationship. In this…

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Summary of liquidation proceedings

[Lead]There are many cases in the life cycle of a company when the owners decide to terminate the operation of the company. There are several ways to terminate a company in Hungary. In this article we highlight the most common way of termination: The liquidation proceeding.[/lead] 1. Attorney’s preparation at the initiation of the proceedings 1.1. The decision of the supreme body on the termination of the company without succession,…

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Obligations after receiving the residence permit

Any third-country national holding a valid residence permit is entitled to enter Hungary and stay for more than ninety day within any one hundred and eighty day period during the validity of the permit. However, they also have additional obligations during residency especially in case of future extension intent. 1. Residence permit Third-country nationals shall preserve their residence permit and they are obligated to promptly notify the immigration authority if…

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When the debtor doesn’t pay – Vindicating claims in Hungary

Vindicating claims is often a difficult issue for the participants of economy. This matter has signs of dysfunction especially in the construction sector, but it is a common problem in other important areas and gives a hard time to private persons as well. In Hungarian law, creditors have a variety of ways to vindicate their claims. The tribute’s amount, expiry, the creditor and the debtor are determining circumstances that take…

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How to set up a company in Canada

There are numerous types of business entities in Canada. The procedures and requirements to register these lightly vary in each province, it also varies whether you have a local or foreign entity. Before you register your business, you will need to know the type of business that suits your needs the best. In Canada the most popularly chosen business type is the limited liability company, locally known as a private…

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