EC permanent residence permit

After a certain period of staying in Hungary the possibility of permanent residency may arise. One way to achieve this is to apply for an EC permanent residence permit the major features of which we attempt to summarize in this article. 1. Permanent residency in Hungary The relevant legislation defines the scope of third-country nationals who are considered residents in Hungary as the ones in possession of either an interim…

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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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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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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 apply for a VISA to enter the Schengen Zone

If someone has never been to Europe before, they have to ask the question if there is a need for a visa to enter the Schengen Zone. By acquiring a visa, the third country-national becomes authorized to stay in the territory of Hungary for an intended duration of no more than ninety days. For longer stays, some kind of residence permit should be applied to. 1. Visa categories The correct…

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General rules of residency

Although there are several residence permit types, each with different requirements for third-country nationals who wish to enter and stay in Hungary for more than ninety days within any one hundred eighty day period, some overlaps can be detected. The so-called general rules apply to every residence permit, and just like in the case of regulations regarding the right of residence for an intended duration of no more than ninety…

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Business Criminal Law in Hungary

Regulating business criminal law is one of the most significant matters in Hungarian criminal policy. According to recent statistics, most crimes are commited againts property. Since the Hungarian business enviroment is very complex, it is necesseary to have an established knowledge about the relevant acts and crimes. 1. Main statutes The Act C of 2012 on the criminal code regulates the substative criminal law. The Act has two parts; the…

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