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Residence permit types for working purposes in Hungary


If you stay in Hungary more than 90 days (counted within any consecutive 180 days), you have to obtain a residence permit in principle. For working purpose, there is a great variety of residence permits. Th most appropriate or convenient one depends on many factors, e.g., the nature of your work, the framework of your employment, your qualification, salary amount, job position, duration of your employment, etc.

Please find the most common types of residence permits below, as well as their brief descriptions. Select the one that is most suitable for you and see the details how we help you obtain it.


For the purpose of
Employment

General Conditions:
  • The legal relation between you and a Hungarian Organisation aims at employment.
  • You perform your work under the direction of someone else.
  • If you are an Executive Officer of a business organisation, cooperative or other for-profit entity, you have further working responsibilities beyond the executive officer role.
  • # employment contract in Hungary
    # assignment from an EEA country
    Details & Pricing
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    There is a legal relationship aiming at employment between an Individual and an Organisation seated in Hungary if...

    1. You work in the territory of Hungary,
    2. You get remuneration in return for your work, and
    3. the basis of the your work is...
      • your employment contract with an Organisation in Hungary,
      • your employment contract with an Organisation out of Hungary, who has a service agreement with an Organisation in Hungary, or
      • a training program at an Organisation in Hungary aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y-

    Y+
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    Legal relationship aiming at employment

    1. you work in Hungary,
    2. you get remuneration in return for your work, and
    3. the basis of your work is...
      • your employment contract with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • your employment contract with a non-Hungarian Organisation, who has a service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • a training program aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y-

    Y+
    Y-

    Y+

    EU Blue Card

    General Conditions:
  • You have a higher education degree.
  • The work requires the qualification acquired during your higher education studies.
  • Your prospective gross salary amount will be more than HUF 494 915 (circa EUR 1,400). In some job positions this salary amount can be lower.
  • # high skilled workers
    Details & Pricing
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    In the following job positions the minimum gross salary amount to have an EU Blue Card is HUF 395,880:

    1. General practitioner (general doctor) - FEOR 2211
    2. Pharmacist, specialized pharmacist - FEOR 2214
    3. Optometrist - FEOR 2222
    4. Dietician and nutrition adviser - FEOR 2223
    5. Physiotherapist - FEOR 2224
    6. District nurse - FEOR 2225
    7. Ambulance officer - FEOR 2226
    8. Nursing professional (with higher education qualification) - FEOR 2231
    9. Midwifery professional (with higher education qualification) - FEOR 2232
    FEOR: Hungarian Standard classification of Occupation
    Y-

    Y+
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    In the following job positions the minimum gross salary amount to have an EU Blue Card is HUF 395,880:

    1. General practitioner (general doctor) - FEOR 2211
    2. Pharmacist, specialized pharmacist - FEOR 2214
    3. Optometrist - FEOR 2222
    4. Dietician and nutrition adviser - FEOR 2223
    5. Physiotherapist - FEOR 2224
    6. District nurse - FEOR 2225
    7. Ambulance officer - FEOR 2226
    8. Nursing professional (with higher education qualification) - FEOR 2231
    9. Midwifery professional (with higher education qualification) - FEOR 2232
    FEOR: Hungarian Standard classification of Occupation
    Y-

    Y+
    Y-

    Y+
    For the purpose of
    Intra-corporate Transfer

    General Conditions:
  • You are assigned from a company in a third-country to a company in Hungary.
  • Your Home and Host Company belong to the same Group of Companies.
  • You will work as a Manager, Expert or Trainee.
  • You have a valid home address in a third-country.
  • # group of companies
    # international assignment
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    When you are assigned from a (Home) company to a (Host) company, it means that you...

    1. have an employment contract with your Home Company,
    2. keep this employment contract for the entire duration of your assignment at the Host Company, and
    3. the assignment at the Host Company is for a definite period of time.
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    Who can be considered Manager, Specialist or Trainee?

    At the Hungarian Company you have to be in a Manager, Specialist or Trainee position. The local rules specify the requirements of these positions. Please see these definitions under "Details & Pricing" of this residence permit category.
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    Group of Companies means two or more Companies recognised as linked in the following ways:

    A company, in relation to another company
    1. directly or indirectly, holds a majority of that company's subscribed capital;
    2. controls a majority of the votes attached to that company's issued share capital;
    3. is entitled to appoint more than half of the members of that company's administrative, management or supervisory body; or
    4. the companies are managed on a unified basis by the parent company.
    Y-

    Y+
    Y-

    Y+
    For the purpose of
    Seasonal Employment

    General Conditions:
  • Your Hungarian work is in the Agricultural Sector.
  • Your Hungarian work does not exceed 6 months counted within any consecutive 12 months.
  • # agricultural sector
    # six-month work
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    The following sub-sectors are included in the Agricultural Sector when we speak about Seasonal Work

    1. Plant Production Sector
    2. Forest Management Sector
    3. Stock Farming Sector
    4. Fishing Sector
    Y-

    Y+
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    How to calculate the maximum of six months within any 12 months period?

    Both the number of days spent with seasonal work in the past and the days intended to spend with seasonal work in the future has to be taken into consideration. In any period that covers 12 months (e.g., covering both the past and the future) cannot include more days spent with seasonal work than 6 months.
    Y-

    Y+
    Y-

    Y+
    Job-searching or Entrepreneurship

    General Conditions:
  • You have a valid residence permit for the purpose of studies or research, and finishing successfully your studies or research,
  • Your prospective working activity or the activity of the company that you want to register is in line with your studies or research.
  • #study #research #job-searching #entrepreneurship
    Details & Pricing
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    Legal relationship aiming at employment

    1. You work in Hungary,
    2. You get remuneration in return for your work, and
    3. the basis of your work is...
      • your employment contract with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • your employment contract with a non-Hungarian Organisation, who has a service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • a training program aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y--

    Y++
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    Legal relationship aiming at employment

    1. You work in Hungary,
    2. You get remuneration in return for your work, and
    3. the basis of your work is...
      • your employment contract with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • your employment contract with a non-Hungarian Organisation, who has a service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • a training program aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y--

    Y++
    Y--

    Y++
    For the purpose of
    Voluntary Service Activity

    General Conditions:
  • You conclude a voluntary service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation providing voluntary services in the public interest.
  • You work for a Hungarian receiving organisation in the framework of the European Voluntary Service.
  • # voluntary service in the public interest
    # European Voluntary Service
    # voluntary service agreement
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    Who are those Organisations who provide voluntary services in the public interest?

    The definition of these organisations can be found in the Act of 2005. LXXXVIII. on Voluntary Service Activiy in the Public Interest (Article 3, (1)). The list of these organisatins are available at the following link:
    Y-

    Y+
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    European Voluntary Service

    The list of the Organisations where woluntary services can be performed in the framework of the European Voluntary Service are available at the following link of the European Youth Portal:
    Y-

    Y+
    Y-

    Y+
    For the purpose of
    Family Reunification

    General Conditions:
  • The primary aim of your Hungarian stay is to be together with your family members but you want to be employed too by a Hungarian Employer.
  • # family member
    # employment
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    Legal relationship aiming at employment

    1. You work in Hungary,
    2. You get remuneration in return for his/her work, and
    3. the basis of your work is...
      • your employment contract with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • your employment contract with a non-Hungarian Organisation, who has a service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • a training program aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y-

    Y+
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    Legal relationship aiming at employment

    1. You work in Hungary,
    2. You get remuneration in return for his/her work, and
    3. the basis of your work is...
      • your employment contract with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • your employment contract with a non-Hungarian Organisation, who has a service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • a training program aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y-

    Y+
    Y-

    Y+
    For the purpose of
    Traineeship

    General Conditions:
  • The Organisation hosting you is a specific organisation,
  • The traineeship is not longer than six months,
  • your higher education degree is compatible with your activity during your traineeship,
  • this degree was obtained in the last 2 years or your concerning studies are in process.
  • # traineeship
    # six-month traineeship
    # registered training program
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    Organisations who can employ a Third-country National with Residence Permit for the purpose of Traineeship

    1. Local Governments;
    2. Minority Self-government (in its public functions specified in the Hungarian legal regulations);
    3. Budgetary Institutions (in its core activity);
    4. Ecclesiastical Legal Entity seated in Hungary (in its activities connnected to its operation, religion or public interest);
    5. Organisations having strategic partnership agreement with the Hungarian Government (in terms of trainings specified in this partnership agreement).
    Y-

    Y+
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    Legal relationship aiming at employment

    1. You work in Hungary,
    2. You get remuneration in return for his/her work, and
    3. the basis of your work is...
      • your employment contract with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • your employment contract with a non-Hungarian Organisation, who has a service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • a training program aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y-

    Y+
    Y-

    Y+
    For
    Other Purpose

    General Conditions:
  • If there is no other appropriate residence permit type for you to perform working activity in Hungary, this type of residence permit might be applicable.
  • # lack of a Hungarian employer
    # lack of an alternative residence permit
    Details & Pricing
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    Legal relationship aiming at employment

    1. You work in Hungary,
    2. You get remuneration in return for his/her work, and
    3. the basis of your work is...
      • your employment contract with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • your employment contract with a non-Hungarian Organisation, who has a service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • a training program aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y-

    Y+
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    Legal relationship aiming at employment

    1. You work in Hungary,
    2. You get remuneration in return for his/her work, and
    3. the basis of your work is...
      • your employment contract with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • your employment contract with a non-Hungarian Organisation, who has a service agreement with a Hungarian Organisation;
      • a training program aiming to obtain a specific skill.
    Y-

    Y+
    Y-

    Y+



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