First Application

After your arrival, you have 30 days to get your residence permit (for D-type visa holders)! For those of you arriving without a visa, you have 90 days.

 

For students with a D-type visa

Countries of origin: all non-EU countries that are not listed on the right hand side

For students travelling without a visa

Countries of origin: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, East Timor, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Montenegro, Nicaragua, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea,  Taiwan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela

Application procedure (for students with a D-type visa)

As you probably already know, once you arrive in Hungary, you need to get your residence permit as soon as possible. It is a crucial step as you can only stay and study in Hungary if you have one. There is a strict deadline for doing so: you are obliged to have it within 30 days of crossing the borders of the Schengen Area; otherwise, you might get expelled from within its borders.

The residence permit is also necessary for many other official steps, such as applying for a TAJ card.

The International Mentor Team provides you with extensive help. We organise weekly Immigration Office appointments on campus in September and October in order to make your application as convenient and efficient as possible. For those of you who arrive too late for them, we also schedule a few group appointments in the Immigration Office, to which we can accompany you. Bear in mind that September and October are extremely busy for workers at the Immigration Office, so the procedure may take longer than average.

We have had our last appointment in 2020. Whoever hasn’t applied yet should visit the Immigration Office personally. Due to the current epidemic, you cannot simply go there, you need to book an appointment as per this guide. When you go, please bring all necessary documents with you, otherwise you will have to go again. 

You need to prepare the following documents for the appointments:

  • An application form filled-in where English cues are provided too as well, signed at two places (in the box and at the top signature line on the other page), and here is a guide for it,
  • A passport size photo,
  • Your Letter of Award as proof of your monthly stipend (for fee-paying students: proof of payment of your tuition fees and proof of health insurance),
  • A student status certificate,
    • You can request it on neptun (request E999),
    • PhD students should visit the Dean’s Office of their faculty, but you do not actually need to meet the Dean!
  • Your passport,
  • Photocopies of your passport (visa, personal data pages, your date of entry to the EU should be included as well),
  • A filled-in accommodation reporting form,
    • You can pick a blank one in the Stipendium Hungaricum Student Office in R10, fill it in and get it signed by your accommodator.
    • You can download it from here and you have to fill it in according to this guide.
  • Proof of your address:
    • If you live in a dorm: get a certificate from your dorm that they provide you with accommodation,
    • If you live in an apartment: bring a photocopy of your rental agreement.

Application procedure (for students without a D-type visa – ie. students from most Latin American and Balkan countries, as well as Moldova and Ukraine)

As you probably already know, once you arrive in Hungary, you need to get your residence permit as soon as possible. It is a crucial step as you can only stay and study in Hungary if you have one. There is a strict deadline for doing so: you are obliged to have it within 90 days of crossing the borders of the Schengen Area; otherwise, you might get expelled from within its borders.

The residence permit is also necessary for many other official steps, such as applying for a TAJ card.

Apply here (without D-type visa)

Here, you can access the online application platform developed by the Immigration office!

Guide for online application

We have prepared a comprehensive guide for you to use throughout the renewal procedure!

The Immigration Office developed an online platform for processing your application and hence you can now simply upload your documents to www.enterhungary.gov.hu. The platform will ask several question, but we have assebled a detailed guide for you to navigate through the whole procedure. You will need to prepare the documents listed below:

  • An application form filled-in where English cues are provided too as well, signed at two places (in the box and at the top signature line on the other page), and here is a guide for it,
  • A passport size photo,
  • Your Letter of Award as proof of your monthly stipend (for fee-paying students: proof of payment of your tuition fees and proof of health insurance),
  • A student status certificate,
    • You can request it on Neptun (request E999),
    • PhD students should visit the Dean’s Office of their faculty, but you do not actually need to meet the Dean!
  • Scanned images of ALL pages in your passport,
  • A filled-in accommodation reporting form,
    • You can pick a blank one in the Stipendium Hungaricum Student Office in R10, fill it in and get it signed by your accommodator.
    • You can download it from here and you have to fill it in according to this guide.
  • Proof of your address:
    • If you live in a dorm: get a certificate from your dorm that they provide you with accommodation,
    • If you live in an apartment: your rental agreement.

Visit the Office yourself

If you have an irregular query, or you are required to give your biometric data to the Immigration Office, you should book an appointment, as per this guide.

Address: Szegedi út 35-37, Budapest, 1135, enter from the side of the building at the bus stop on Reitter Ferenc utca

Office hours for foreign students:

  • Monday – 07:00-13:30
  • Tuesday -12:00-18:00
  • Wednesday – 08.00-13.30
  • Thursday – 08:00-13:30
  • Friday – 08.00-11.00

Immigration Office

Contact us

If you have any questions please check the FAQ or contact us using the form below! We aim to provide answers as detailed as possible, which can take some time. Please be patient, we cannot respond instantaneously.

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