Irregular migration rarely appears on Hungary’s political agenda, and even regular migration is not really an issue. Migration and integration policies are largely shaped by EU initiatives. Irregular transit migration is of concern for enforcement authorities, although its relevance has decreased since neighbouring Romania joined the EU. Chinese and Vietnamese persons are probably the most numerous among irregular residents.

Short Information

CLANDESTINO Policy Brief (July 2009)



Background information

Capital: Budapest
Total population (2007): 10 066 158
Foreign nationals (2007): 167 873
Foreign nationals as % of total: 1.7%
EU member since: 2004