RESIDENCE PERMIT

 

General information

Hungary has been a full member of the Schengen area since 21 December 2007.

https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/en

The territorial validity of Visas and Residence Permits issued by the Schengen Member States are extends to Hungary; and uniform Schengen visas and residence permits issued by the competent Hungarian authorities are also valid throughout the Schengen area.

The rules of long-term stay over 90 days are determined by each Member State's own national legislation.

The regulation of stay for more than 90 days is national competence, therefore a uniform and common practice in this matter does not exist among the Schengen Member States.

An applicant, wishing to enter to the territory of Hungary for a long-term stay may submit an application for a residence permit at the competent Hungarian mission. In case of a positive decision, the applicant will receive a long-stay (so called D type) visa which allows the visaholder to enter to the territory of Hungary in order to obtain his/her residence permit.

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 265/2010, a third-country national holding a long-stay (D type) issued by a Schengen Member State may travel to other Member States under the same conditions as the holder of a residence permit in case the duration of stay can not exceed 90 days within 180 days.

From 20 May 2011, long-stay (D type) visa applicants has to provide their biometrical data – incuding fingerprints - at the time of submitting the application. Children under the age of 6 and those who are physically unable to give fingerprints are exempted from the fingerprinting obligation.

The applicant must submit the application in person.

 

1. Applications for a residence permit

The application forms can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?lang=en

2. Mandatory enclosures

  • completed and signed residence permit application
  • a valid travel document
  • 1 photograph (not older than 6 months, • color, • ID card size (35-40 mm wide), • sharp, high quality, • full-face, • in front of a bright coloured background, • without headwear, except for religious reasons, • photographed from the front)
  • return or permits required for further travel
  • proof of purpose of entry and stay
  • accommodation, proof of residence
  • documents proving subsistence and travel coverage
  • insurance or equivalent financial coverage for the full range of health care benefits

3. The grounds for applying a residence permit may be:

  • Job searching or entrepreneurship
  • Family reunification
  • EU blue card
  • Traineeship
  • Medical treatment
  • Official
  • Gainful activity
  • Research or researcher mobility (long-term)
  • Visit
  • Emloyment
  • National
  • Voluntary service activities
  • Seasonal work
  • Studies or student mobility
  • Intra-corporate transfer
  • Other

4. A short film on the acquisition of biometric identifiers for issuing visas

https://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/ujjlenyomat-film

5. Decision, decision making, appeal

On the basis of the documents submitted by the appicant and sent by the consular section the competent regional directorate of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing decides on the application for a residence permit and the issuance of a D type visa within 30 days.

The decision has to be made within 8 days in case :

  • if the applicant for a residence permit is a minor, or his/her legal representative accompanying the minor applicant for the purpose medical treatment;
  • if the applicant for a residence permit is the responsible person for an unaccompanied minor;
  • if Hungary has a significant economic, cultural, scientific or sport interest in the applicant's entry and residence in Hungary.

The third-country national's application for a residence permit will be processed within 15 days if his / her purpose of stay is study or research.

An appeal against the rejection of the application may be lodged directly at the decision-making regional directorate or at the consular officer within eight days from notification of the decision.

The appeal will be decided by the OIF within thirty days.

Foreign national D visa holders entitling them to a residence permit are treated in the same way as Hungarian citizens:

  • a separate police permit/exemption are not required for their entry to the territory of Hungary;
  • the quarantine and testing measures - depending on the classification of the country of origin - are the same as of Hungarian citizens.

 

Informations:

RESIDENCE IN HUNGARY

http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?lang=en

SINGLE APPLICATION PROCEDURE

APPLICATION FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT

http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&lang=en&gid=375

NATIONAL RESIDENCE PERMIT

http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&lang=en&gid=159

PURPOSE OF JOB-SEARCHING OR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&lang=en&gid=448

RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF EMPLOYMENT

APPLICATION FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&lang=en&gid=167

APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION

http://www.bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&lang=en&gid=441