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.

 

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

For students with a D-type 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

For students travelling without a visa

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 from 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.

We had our last on-campus apointment on the 12th of October. From now on please visit the Immigration Office in person. Their 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: Mon – 07:00-13:30; Tue -12:00-18:00; Wed – 08.00-13.30; Thu – 08:00-13:30; Fri – 08.00-11.00.)

You need to bring the following documents to the Immigration Office with you:

  • 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 E027),
    • 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 (ALL pages – even blank ones),
  • 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.

Should you have any questions about the residence permit application, do not hesitate to contact us at imt.documents@bme.hu!

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.

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

Apply here (without D-type visa)

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

Online application guide

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. You should keep in mind that you will be asked to go to the Immigration Office in person to get your biometric data taken. Currently you can visit the Immigration Office without an appointment; their address: Szegedi út 35-37, Budapest, 1135. If you want to avoid waiting in line, you can book an appointment as per this guide. When you go, please bring all the necessary documents with you, otherwise, you will have to repeat the procedure. If you are confused about some of the requirements, do not hesitate to contact us at imt.documents@bme.hu!

You need to prepare the following documents for the appointments:

  • An application form filled-in,
  • 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 E027),
    • 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.

If you want to book an appointment, please do so as early as possible as the number of appointments is limited. If you cannot book an appointment, you can visit the Immigration Office without one, but you might have to wait longer. We advise going there early, right before opening.

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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