Migration and Immigration Law in Hungary
Migration and Immigration Law are a very complex legal area. The reason is because migration and immigration as social phenomena are complex too in it selves.
The personal scope of migration law covers investors, skilled workers, permanent employees, employees of multinational companies, asylum seekers, illegal migrants and those who wish to unify families (family unification).
Immigration law regulates the long process starting from the visa application throughout residence permit and settlement permit to naturalization. (This latter is the legal process by which a citizen of one country becomes a citizen of another.)
National and International sources of Hungarian Migration Law
Hungarian Migration Law is defined primarily by the migration-strategies of the Hungarian government. It must be stressed out however that the Hungarian government as well as the Office of Immigration and Nationality (responsible for the administrative duties related to asylum, citizenship and aliens policing issues) must apply the relevant EU law, international treaties and international minimum standards set forth in these when making legal decisions in the field of Migration Law.
Migration law is therefore a legal area in constant changes. Migration Law reflects on one hand to push factors on behalf of immigrants and on the other hand on pull factors on behalf of the Hungarian society and Hungarian Economy.
A lawyer, a legal attorney who deals with or works in the area of Immigration law must know deeply not only Immigration Law in its narrow sense but must handle legal branches in connection with it such as Labour Law, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Social Security Law.