This section provides a brief overview of Hungary’s business register.
What does the Hungarian business register offer?
The business register contains data on registered companies and corporate documents, which serve as the basis for registration. The data in the business register (on the companies registered therein) is managed by the courts in their capacity as courts of registration. Company information and corporate documents are stored electronically. The data of companies registered at any Hungarian court of registration are available free of charge on the website of the Service of Company Information and Electronic Company Registration of the Ministry of Justice (Company Information Service, https://www.e-cegjegyzek.hu/).
You can access the following information (existing or no longer valid) that is present in the business register at the time of your request:
- corporate registration number;
- company name;
- head office (székhely);
- business facility(ies) (telephelyek);
- branch(es) (fióktelepek);
- issued share capital;
- tax number;
- whether bankruptcy, liquidation or final settlement proceedings have been initiated;
- whether a (former) executive officer or manager of a business association, pursuant to Section 3:22 of Act V of 2013 on the Civil Code, cannot be an executive officer or manager of another business association.
On the first day of each week, the following information is updated:
- All company data in the business register (stored company extract) (tárolt cégkivonat), plus data on requests for registration or changes in registration not yet incorporated in the register.
- Company information includes:
- ownership status (members or shareholders) and the legal representatives of legal persons, business associations without legal personality (jogi személyiség nélküli gazdasági társaság), or other associations;
- powers of representation and membership of the supervisory board, for natural persons.
On the first day of each week, the updated information can also be found using the search engine.
The business register stores company information also on the basis of other criteria (data that is no longer valid may also be accessed) and corporate documents may also be accessed in addition to company information. The data may be accessed at Courts of Registration and via the Company Information Service, while authentic or non-certified copies of corporate documents and company information can be obtained against payment of an administrative fee.
Is access to the Hungarian business register free of charge?
The contents of the Hungarian business register are accessible to the above mentioned extent, free of charge, at <https://www.e-cegjegyzek.hu/?ceginformacio>. Accessing all further content is subject to a charge.
How to search the Hungarian business register
Company information can be searched using one of the following criteria:
- company name;
- corporate registration number;
- tax number.
To which extent can the information in the register be relied upon?
The data referred to in Article 2 of Directive 2009/101/EC is accessible online free of charge, for companies registered in Hungary.
In Hungary, public company information is provided by the court of registration, the Company Information Service, or is published in the Company Gazette. The Company Gazette is the official journal of the Ministry of Justice, and can be accessed free of charge at http://www.e-cegkozlony.gov.hu/. When it publishes data from the business register relating to a joint-stock company or a limited liability company, the court of registration also publishes in the Company Gazette the company’s articles of association or any amendments thereto, which are uploaded daily.
The data in the business register is managed by the courts in their capacity as courts of registration. Company information and corporate documents are stored electronically. The data of companies registered at any Hungarian court of registration are available free of charge on the website of the Service of Company Information and Electronic Company Registration of the Ministry of Justice (Company Information Service, https://www.e-cegjegyzek.hu/).
History of the Hungarian business register
Since July 1993, when the National System of Company Information and Company Registration (Országos Céginformációs és Cégnyilvántartási Rendszer) became fully operational, data in the business register has been entered electronically by the courts.
The system response time between any two courts is only a matter of minutes.
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Last update: 19/09/2016