Aug. 15, 1806

Decree regulating the “Immigration of Jews to Hungary” issued by the Court Chancellor’s Office [Austrian Empire; Present-day Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine]: “To avoid that the number of Jews gets out of control in Hungary, the following resolution was issued by His Majesty the King: 1) Every Jew that wants to immigrate to Hungary has to obtain permission from the governor of his hometown. 2) Every Hungarian Jewish community has to annually submit a directory of all of their members in order to prevent covert immigrations. 3) Jews who travel to Hungarian markets have to have the local authorities note in their passes the reason and duration of their travels. Jews who immigrated to Hungary before 1790 have to be able to provide an immigration permit; otherwise they will be sent back to their place of birth.”
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Zweiter Band. (Wien) 1918. p. 146, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/19/2016