On 26 May 2010 the Hungarian National Assembly approved with an overwhelming majority the amendment of Act LV of 1993 on Hungarian citizenship and introduced a simplified naturalization procedure. According to this, those applicants and/or their descendants who were born in Hungary before 1921, or between 1938-1945 or after 1945 in those territories that used to belong to Hungary (i.e., Transylvania/Erdély, Vojvodina/Újvidek, Felvidék, etc.) may be eligible for Hungarian citizenship. This may be applicable for those who were born, for example in Canada, USA, or Australia, etc., however, their parents, grandparents may meet the simplified naturalization criteria for the Hungarian origins/citizenship.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that when applying for Hungarian citizenship in the simplified naturalization procedure, one of the basic legal requirements is to understand and communicate in Hungarian language on a sufficient level, to be able to present the application for naturalization independently, without external assistance, and to answer the questions asked by the officer independently, in short sentences. In case your command of Hungarian language does not reach the sufficient level, you can’t expect a positive decision.
This procedure is applicable for those Hungarians who were born abroad, i.e., outside the current or the former territory of Hungary, for example in Canada or in the USA, Australia, etc., from a Hungarian citizen or descendant/s (parent/s or grandparent/s) that can be proved by various documents, like birth certificate, marriage certificate, death certificate, etc. All forms and supporting documents can be mailed to an authorized Hungarian mission for approval.