Incorporate in Hungary
When it comes to Hungarian structures, the most common structure in Hungary is a KFT which is a limited liability company. A Hungarian KFT is akin to a Swiss/German GmbH/Spanish SL/French Sarl.
A company may also be formed as a ZRT which is a private company limited by shares akin to AG in Germany and Switzerland, or a S.A. in France and Spain. The main difference between ZRT and such foreign structures is that shares of a ZRT may not be listed in a stock exchange.
The minimum statutory registered capital of a KFT is HUF 3,000,000 (around USD 10,000).
The minimum statutory registered capital of a ZRT is HUF 5,000,000 (around USD 17,000)
It’s not necessary to pay up full the initial capital at the time of the registration. However, the share capital shall be paid over the course of the first year.
The company can be formed by one or more shareholders, who can be individuals or legal entities nationals and residents outside of Hungary, and one or more directors who shall be individuals (corporate directors are not allowed), from any nationality or residency.
Hungary Company (Kft / Zrt) Formation and First-Year Fees – USD 3,400.00 (All included)
Note that our incorporation and annual fees are all “all-included fees”, and cover all the required services, duties, disbursements, and procedures to incorporate a company in Hungary, and keep it in good standing.
- drafting the Constitutive Documents of the Company;
- drafting the Declaration and Deed of Establishment of the Company;
- drafting the Director’s Acceptance Letter and Declaration;
- drafting and executing the Statues’ Approval Declaration;
- executing the Constitutive Documents and the Incorporation Deed before a Notary Public;
- settling Notary Public fees, and obtaining Notarial Certificate;
- filing the Constitutive Documents with the Registration Court
- settling the applicable Registration Court fees and duties;
- lawyers’ fees for power of attorney and execution of documents;
- preparing and executing the share transfer documents;
- registering the Company with the Tax Office for corporate tax and VAT purposes, including the mandatory declaration.
- providing registered office services for one (1) year
- providing secretarial services for one (1) year
- registration with VAT and corporate tax.
Time to form
We will incorporate the company and we will sign the deed of establishment before the notary. We will file the deed with the Registration court and we will act as the first director and shareholder of the company. Once the company is incorporated, we will open the bank account. The reason why we are the first shareholders and directors is that all Hungarian companies must have an Hungarian bank account, and in order to open a bank account, the shareholders and directors must be present in the bank. This will be accomplished within 1 week.
We act as first shareholders and directors so we can open the bank account. Once the bank account is opened, we will produce the power of attorney, share transfer documents to transfer the company to you (or to the corporate shareholder). The share transfer and appointment of director documents will be signed by us on your behalf using a power of attorney that you will need to be sign before our lawyer but videoconference call is accepted. Once the power of attorney is signed by you during the videoconference, you will send the originally signed documents to Hungary, and we will execute share transfer documents and director appointment, and we will file such documents with the Registration Court. This process takes another week.
Alternatively, you may sign the share transfer and director documents in an Hungarian embassy.
The bank account will be dormant until you come to Hungary and update signatories of the account in the branch.
Please note that once the company is incorporated, you will need to visit the Hungarian embassy in order to register yourself for government e-services (Gateway). This is a substantially simple procedure.
If you are in Hungary at the time we begin the incorporation process, we may not need to act as first shareholders though, and you may act as such first shareholder, without needing a share transfer, and open the bank account directly while you are present in Hungary.
Bank Account Opening Services (Optional)
All Hungarian companies are required to have a Hungarian bank account.
We assist you in opening a bank account in Hungary.
Hungary Bank Account - USD $ 900.00Hungary Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsOTP BankN/ANoEUR, HUFNoBeneficial owners and signers need to travel to Budapest (Hungary) to activate the account.
Note that we can also open overseas bank accounts for Hungary companies in the following offshore jurisdictions:
Andorra Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Andorra Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMorabancUSD 500,000YesUSD, EUR, CHF, CAD, AUD, SEK, NOK, NZDYesPrivate Bank with focus on wealth management. If they open a corporate account for an active company, they would need that either the account has a substantial amount on the account, or that the UBO himself opens an account for wealth management.
Antigua Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Antigua Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsDBankUSD 10,000YesUSD, EURYesIn euros DBank processes only via SEPA. In dollars at the moment only with correspondents in the US, through FEDWIRE (not ACH at the moment). Cash Secured Visa Credit Card available.Global Bank of CommerceUSD 25,000YesUSD, EUR, GBPYesCash Secured Visa Credit CardNorth International BankUSD 5,000YesUSD, EURYesUnionPay Cards work without inconvenience in the USA.
Armenia Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Armenia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsOJSC UnibankUSD 50,000YesEUR, USD, RUB, AMDYesBusiness connection to Armenia is required. The annual outgoing turnover of the client should be at least 10 mln USD per year. The annual number of outgoing transfers should be at least 60 per year. Note that the banks considers smaller companies is well on case-by-case basis, but they could charges additional fees.
Bahamas Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Bahamas Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital Union BankUSD 1,000,000NoUSDYesFamily Offices, Fund Managers and Asset Managers only.DeltecUSD 1,000,000YesMulticurrencyYesCredit Card available on a case by case basis.EFG BankUSD 1,000,000YesMulticurrencyYesRemote account opening is possible, but the bank will visit the client within first year after opening.Equity BankUSD 500,000YesUSD, EURYesPrepaid debit card available.
Belize Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Belize Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBelize Bank InternationalUSD 4,000YesEUR, GBP, USDYesCaye BankUSD 1,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, CHF, AUD, AED, CNY, SEK, NOKYesPrepaid Visa cards available.Heritage BankUSD 3,000YesMulticurrencyYes
BVI Bank Account - USD $ 900.00BVI Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank of AsiaUSD 20,000NoUSD, GBP, HKDYesBank of Asia does not onboard corporations who have a connection in US and Russia.VP BankUSD 500,000NoMulticurrencyYesVP Bank offers services to local BVI residents as well as international clients who have BVI companies, trusts or fund structures. It is primarily focused on financing, investment management, custodial and securities trading accounts. No Commercial Activity, only for asset management business.
Cayman Islands Bank Account - USD $ 900.00Cayman Islands Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCayman National BankUSD 250,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, JPY, SEK, CHFYesNCB Cayman LimitedUSD 100,000YesUSD, EUR, CAD, GBP, AUD, MulticurrencyYesNCB Cayman Bank offers trading, private and investment bank accounts
Cook Islands Bank Account - USD $ 600.00Cook Islands Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital Security BankUSD 250,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CAD, NZD, AUD, SGD, HKDYesClients can have a corporate account for operational purposes only if they open an investment account as well.
Curaçao Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Curaçao Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsExprinter International Bank N.V.USD 100,000NoMulticurrencyYesInternet Banking only for viewing the account, not for operating
Cyprus Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Cyprus Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank of CyprusN/AYesMulticurrencyYesSupports large Cypriot and international groups, preferably operating from Cyprus and international companies in their expansion and operations in Cyprus.
Dominica Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Dominica Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBanfers International Private Bank (former Ferz Global Bank)USD 35,000-50,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, CHFYesMinimum initial deposit 35.000 USD, 50.000 USD - depending on the risk and account typesEqiBankUSD 15,000YesUSD, EUR, GBPYesKingdom BankN/ANoEUR, USDYesSWIFT transactions are carried out only through a pool account in the name of the bank.
Gibraltar Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Gibraltar Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMoneycorp Bank Limitedcase-by-caseNoMulticurrencyYesTuricum Private BankUSD 200,000NoUSD, EUR, GBPYes
Hong Kong Bank Account - USD $ 1,400.00Hong Kong Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsDBS BankHKD 200,000YesHKD, USD, MulticurrencyYesA business nexus in Hong Kong is strictly required, in the form of clients, suppliers, employees or other counterparties.
Isle of Man Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Isle of Man Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital International BankN/ANoUSD, AUD, EUR, CZK, DKK, HUF, SGD, JPY, NOK, GBP, ZAR, ILS, NZD, PLN, CHF, SEK, CAD, BGNYesPreferred industries: Asset Holding Entities, e-sports, yachting, aviation, e-commerce, internet sales and trading, business consultancy, advertising and marketing, property development and management.
Labuan Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Labuan Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank IslamUSD 10,000NoUSD, JPY, SGD, EUR, GBPYesCitibankUSD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesMayBank International Labuan BranchUSD 25,000NoUSD, EUR, CAD, CHF, GBP, HKD, SGD, JPY, THB, AEDYesThey focus more on Labuan incorporated entities.
Latvia Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Latvia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsLPB Bankcase-by-caseNoEUR, PLN, CNY, HUFYesThe company should have a substance in EU or UK. Personal accounts only for persons residing/working in Latvia.
Liechtenstein Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Liechtenstein Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBendura BankUSD 500,000NoMulticurrencyYesEvery active NFE needs to have a substance.
Luxembourg Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Luxembourg Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsEast West United BankN/ANoUSD, EUR, GBP, RUB, CHFYesCompanies conducting commercial activities are expected to conduct at least 30 incoming / outgoing transactions per month.
Mauritius Bank Account - USD $ 600.00Mauritius Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBank OneUSD 50,000NoMulticurrencyYesInvestecUSD 50,000YesMulticurrencyYes
Nevis Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Nevis Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsBONIUSD 10,000NoUSD, EUR, GBP, Multicurrency, CHF, CADYesHamilton Reserve BankUSD 100,000NoUSD, EUR, GBP, CHF, AUD, CAD, AED, JPY, SGD, HKDYesIMBLUSD 25,000NoMulticurrencyYes
Panama Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Panama Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsCapital BankUSD 20,000YesUSDYesCredicorpUSD 50,000YesUSD, EURYesMMG BankUSD 10,000YesUSD, EUR, CHF, GBP, CADYes
Puerto Rico Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Puerto Rico Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsStrategic BankUSD 150,000NoUSDYesArival BankN/ANoUSDYesCB International Bank LLCN/AYesMulticurrencyYesUnionpay Merchant service for clients.
Saint Lucia Bank Account - USD $ 300.00Saint Lucia Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsPROVEN BANK (Former BOSLIL)USD 5,000YesUSD, EUR, GBP, HKD, Multicurrency, CAD, CHF, AED, AUD, NZD, NOK, SEK, THB, JPY, ZARYes
Seychelles Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Seychelles Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsAl SalamUSD 25,000NoUSDYesInternet banking is in view mode only, all transactions are carried out via email or by phone.
Singapore Bank Account - USD $ 900.00Singapore Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsOCBC BankUSD 30,000NoUSD, SGD, AUD, CAD, HKD, NZD, GBP, EUR, JPY, CHFYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.RHBSGD/USD 30,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.DBS BankSGD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.UOB BankSGD 250,000NoMulticurrencyYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.Credit SuisseUSD 3,000,000NoUSD, SGDYesBank of ChinaSGD 100,000NoUSD, SGD, EUR, GBP, NZD, RMB, AUD, JPY, HKD, CHF, CADYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.HSBCSGD/USD 30,000NoSGD, AUD, CAD, RMB, EUR, HKD, JPY, NZD, GBP, USDYesNexus in the form of client/supplier/partner/contractor in Singapore required.
Switzerland Bank Account - USD $ 1,200.00Switzerland Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsMaerki BaumannCHF 500,000YesMulticurrencyYesCIM BanqueUSD 10,000YesMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have a business presence in the country where they are incorporated or tax resident in the form of offices and/or employees.mbaerCHF 5,000NoMulticurrencyYesCompanies must have an expected turnover of at least CHF 3,000,000.SygnumCHF 3,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesDeposit must be maintained in crypto assets held through the bank's custody services. Minimum Average Balance for high risk jurisdictions should be 1-2Mio CHF.Credit SuisseCHF 1,000,000NoMulticurrencyYesSEBA BankCHF 500,000YesEUR, GBP, CHF, CAD, AUD, JPY, SGD, PLN, HKD, NOK, SEK, ILS, MXN, DKK, TRL, NZD, AEDYesSEBA Bank does not open accounts with a pure transactional business nexus.
USA Bank Account - USD $ 1,400.00USA Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsUSA Bank AccountUSD 100,000NoUSDYesmin deposit USD 100k and more AND/OR with revenues of USD 1MUSA Bank AccountUSD 5,000YesUSDYesThe company should trade in Asia and the USA.USA Bank AccountTypically USD 25,000 - USD 50,000, for high risk USD 500,000YesUSDYesAt least one US based signatory is required. Purpose to open an account in US is required.USA Bank Accountfrom 10,000 but preferred 250K-300KYesUSD, MulticurrencyYesThey tend to focus more on technology/startup companies that are focused on growing and scaling through future equity raises and subsequent debt facilities.
Vanuatu Bank Account - USD $ 500.00Vanuatu Bank AccountBankMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteCommentsPacific Private Bank1,500 EURNoEUR, GBP, USDYesOutgoing USD transactions cannot be facilitated.
EMI Account - USD $ 300.00EMI AccountsEMIMin DepositCardsCurrenciesRemoteDNBC (CA) (former DSBC)N/ANoEUR, CAD, GBP, CHF, HKDYesAirwallexN/AYesMulticurrencyYesCurrenxieN/AYesMulticurrencyNoPayoneerN/AYesMulticurrencyYesStatrysN/AYesMulticurrencyYesCollect & PayDepending on category.NoMulticurrencyYesBankeraN/AYesEURYesConnect PayN/AYesMulticurrencyYesGurupayN/ANoEURYesIBSettleN/ANoEURYesMistertangoN/AYesEURYesSettleDeskN/ANoEURYesValyuzN/AYesEUR, USD, GBP, SEK, JPY, HKDYesVerifoN/ANoEURYesVialetN/AYesEURYesFinductiveN/ANoEURYesAspireN/AYesSGD, USDYesBilderlingsN/AYesEUR, GBPYesCashaaN/ANoEUR, GBPYesIFXN/ANoEUR, GBPYesInterpolitan MoneyDepending on category.NoMulticurrency, USD, EUR, GBPYesMoneviumN/ANoEURYesMontifyN/ANoMulticurrencyYesRationalFXN/ANoMulticurrencyYes
Our bank account opening service is not just a mere introduction to the bank. We assist you in filling out the business plan forms appropriately and help you understand and provide business details, commercial information, and purpose/use of the bank account that a given bank wants to know in order to approve your account application.
Banks want certainty and clarity on how the account will be used. Everything must be watertight. We will work with you to make sure there is minimal ‘back and forth’ and a smooth account opening process.
Hungary Company Annual Fees – USD 2,100.00 (payable one year after incorporation and annually thereafter)
- providing registered office and address services for one (1) year
- providing secretarial services for one (1) year
- maintaining minute book and statutory records
- preparing and filing the annual return
Accounting and Tax Services (Optional)
- preparation and filing of VAT returns – starts at USD 200 per period (monthly, annual or quarterly) plus USD 50 for intrastat declarations and VIES;
- preparation of company accounts and filings – starts at USD 500;
- ongoing accounting and book-keeping – starts at USD 150 per month;
- payroll services (social security, withholding) – USD 100 per month per employee;
- preparation and submission of corporate tax returns – starts at USD 500.
Please, contact us for further information.