The services provided by the Hungarian business registry
The corporate papers that provide the foundation for registration are listed in the business register together with information about registered businesses. In their function as courts of registration, courts are responsible for maintaining the information in the business register (on the firms enrolled therein). Electronic storage is used to store company papers and information. 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/), the information of businesses registered at any court of registration in Hungary is freely accessible.
The following details, whether current or out-of-date, can be found in the business registration at the time of your request:
- corporate registration number,
- company name,
- head office (székhely),
- business facility(ies),
- branch(es), fióktelepek,
- issued share capital,
- tax number,
- whether bankruptcy, liquidation, or final settlement proceedings have been initiated,
- and whether a (former) executive officer or manager of a business association is ineligible to serve as an executive officer or manager of a business association in accordance with Section 3:22 of Act V of 2013 on the Civil Code.
The following data is updated on the first day of every week:
All company information in the business register (stored company extract) (tárolt cégkivonat), as well as information on registration requests or modifications that have not yet been reflected in the register.
Among the company’s details are:
Ownership status (shareholders or members) and legal representatives of corporations, commercial associations without legal personality (jogi személyiség nélküli gazdasági társaság) or other organizations; representational authority and supervisory board participation for natural people.
The revised information may also be obtained by utilizing the search engine on Mondays.
In addition to company information, the business register also contains company information based on other criteria (data that is no longer valid may also be retrieved), and corporate papers may also be viewed. The information is accessible in the Courts of Registration and through the Company Information Service, and authentic or non-certified copies of corporate records and company information can be received in exchange for a charge.
Is there no cost to view the Hungarian business register?
To the degree noted above, the contents of the Hungarian company registration are freely available at https://www.e-cegjegyzek.hu/?ceginformacio. Any additional material requires payment to access.
Search procedures for the Hungarian business registry
One of the following search parameters may be used to find information about a company:
- the firm name;
- a company’s registration number;
- tax ID
How much of the data in the registry can be relied upon?
For enterprises registered in Hungary, access to the information mentioned in Article 2 of Directive 2009/101/EC is free online.
Information on publicly traded companies in Hungary is made available by the court of registration, the Company Information Service, or it is printed in the Company Gazette. The Corporate Gazette, which is available for free online at http://www.e-cegkozlony.gov.hu, is the Ministry of Justice’s official journal. The firm’s articles of organization or any updates thereto, which are uploaded daily, are published in the Company Gazette by the court of registration together with data from the business registry pertaining to a joint-stock company or a limited liability corporation.
As courts of registration, the courts are responsible for maintaining the information in the business register. Electronic storage is used to store company papers and information. 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/), the information of businesses registered at any court of registration in Hungary is freely accessible.
Hungary’s business registration has a long history.
The information in the business register has been electronically recorded by the courts since July 1993, when the National System of Business Information and Company Registration (Országos Céginformációs és Cégnyilvántartási Rendszer) went into full operation.