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Hungarian Citizenship


General Description

On a general basis, a Hungarian Citizenship can be applied for an EEA national after living in Hungary for 8 years in the possession of an EEA Registration Certificate and a Hungarian address card. In some cases, an EEA national can apply for the Hungarian citizenship before this 8-year preliminary stay period expires. Please find further information below.

When can you apply for the Hungarian citizenship?

  • If you have been living in Hungary for at least 8 years in the possession of an EEA registration certificate and a Hungarian address card.
  • If you have been living in Hungary for at least 3 years in the possession of an EEA registration certificate and a Hungarian address card, and you have been living in a marriage with a Hungarian citizen for at least 3 years.
  • If you have been living in Hungary for at least 3 years in the possession of an EEA registration certificate and a Hungarian address card, and your minor child is a Hungarian citizen.
  • If you had an Hungarian citizen ancestry and you can prove your Hungarian language knowledge.
  • If you have been living in a marriage with a Hungarian citizen for at least 10 years and you can prove your Hungarian language knowledge.
  • If you have been living in a marriage with a Hungarian citizen for at least 5 years, you have a common child and you can prove your Hungarian language knowledge.
  • If you have been living in Hungary for at least 5 years in the possession of an EEA registration certificate and a Hungarian address card, and you were born in the territory of Hungary or you received a Hungarian address card when you were under 18.
  • Place of Application

    The place of the citizenship application is in the Government Office (in Hungarian: 'Korm√°nyablak') in person.

    Application Fee

  • The application has no government fee.
  • Time period of decision-making:

  • There is no prescribed deadline for the decision-making. Generally, the decision is made within 6-9 months


  • Services & Pricing

    Citizenship application

    Service Title:
    Assistance in applying for a Hungarian citizenship

    We offer in this service:
  • compile a list of all the documents required for the application,
  • review the application documents,
  • assist in preparing the application package,
  • give guidance in booking an appointment at the Government Office to submit the application,
  • after the supportive decision is made, providing general guidance in the last steps until the oath-taking.

  • Pricing:

    In case of more than one Individual, we provide discount from our standard price of EUR 2,500*.

    The above-mentioned fees do not include value added tax and reasonable additional costs, such as costs of posting or courier services (if any).

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