Issuing Your Tax Identification Number (Tax Card)

This is an official guide from IMT on requesting your tax ID at NAV (National Tax and Customs Administration)

1. Why do I need a tax ID?

It is crucial to get your tax ID as soon as possible because BME can transfer your scholarship to you ONLY once you have it! Please note that you do not need your card itself, knowing your number and uploading it to Neptun is perfectly enough!

Don’t forget that you also need a Hungarian bank account to start receiving your scholarship! For information on setting up a bank account, check out our guide here.

2. What do I need for starting the process?

Applying for a Tax ID is a mandatory officiary step that you can do as soon as you arrive. You will only need your passport. Please bring a copy of your passport to your appointment!

You will also need to fill out a datasheet with all your relevant information. You can find the datasheet here.

Regrettably, the datasheet is only available in Hungarian at the moment, so we have prepared a template for you: https://goo.gl/iEAa2x

3. When and where do I need to go to start the process?

We are organizing tax ID appointments for you in our office on campus (building R, ground floor, room 10). We always share the details in the BME International Students Facebook group and you can also check our Events calendar for more information!

In case you would like to arrange it by yourself, you need to go to the central office of the NTCA.
Address: 1097 Budapest, Vaskapu u. 33.

Business hours:

  • Monday 8:30 – 18:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 – 12:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 8:30 – 12:00
  • Friday 8:30 – 11:30

Tax office

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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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