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Translation monopoly ends in Hungary
A new law which took effect in Hungary on January 1, 2018 is ending the state monopoly on attested (or certified) translations, reports. Now, translations of documents submitted to courts can be provided by any translation agency.
Diplomacy&Trade online | January 30, 2018

Article 62 of the Act CXXX of 2016 on the Code of Civil Procedure states that “if translation is necessary, simple translation may be applied, unless provided otherwise by law, a binding legal act of the European Union, or an international convention. If any doubt arises concerning the accuracy or completeness of the translated text, certified translation shall be applied.”

Thus, Until the passage of the new ruling, the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd. (Országos Fordító és Fordításhitelesítő Iroda Zrt. or OFFI) was the only organization that could issue attested translations that were be accepted by all courts and all public administration authorities.

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