Your nationality, your family relationships, the duration and the aim of your Hungarian stay are those main factors that determine which immigration document has to be obtain for you to stay in Hungary legally. You might need a residence permit, an EEA registration certificate or a residence card if you stay longer in Hungary. In case of a short-term stay, a C-type schengen visa and/or a work permit might have to be obtained, however, in some cases, you can stay in Hungary without going through any immigration application process.
Find the Hungarian immigration document that fits you the most. Check its eligibility requirements, validity period, place and fee of application, processing time, as well as, your rights and obligations, when you hold the given immigration document.
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Vízummentes állampolgár: magyarországi tartózkodás jogszerűsége a tartózkodási engedély lejárta után.
Vízumkötelezettség alól mentes harmadik országbeli állampolgárok a magyar tartózkodási engedélyük lejártát közvetlenül követően Magyarország területének elhagyása nélkül gyakorolhatják a jogszerű tartózkodás jogát további 90 nap erejéig.
Getting Hungarian permanent residency: one of the fastest ways
Generally, to get permanent residency in Hungary you should stay in the country for years. Nonetheless, there is a legal way to be entitled to apply for a National Permanent Residence Permit much faster and you do not even use immigration loopholes.
BREXIT: Immigration documents of UK citizens and their family members from 1 January 2020
Brexit from the immigration perspective: Those UK citizens and third-country national family members of UK citizens, who lived in Hungary before 1 January 2021 can easily get permanent residence status.
The first steps towards Hungarian citizenship - permanent residence
Obtaining an EC or a National Permanent Residence Permit provides significant advantages over holding a normal residence permit. Learn the main eligibility criteria and advantages of these immigration documents, as well as the differences between them.