Living and Working in Hungary

Immigration

In order for a company to employ a foreigner in Hungary, the Hungarian company must follow a few regulations. The company must have a job opening posted for at least 15 days in order for unemployed Hungarian citizens to give an opportunity to apply for the job. After this period of time, foreign nationals may apply for a Hungarian work permit in order to apply for the opening. This permit is only valid for one company, the company in which the work permit is applied for.

Requirements for a Hungarian work permit

In order to apply for a Hungarian work permit, a foreign national must submit a certificate of relevant training or education (such as a certificate for completion of a training course or a college diploma) translated into Hungarian and a medical examination certificate also translated into Hungarian. The process for obtaining a work permit takes around ten to fifteen days from the date of submission of required documents.

Hungarian residence permit

After applying and receiving a Hungarian work permit, a foreign national must apply for a residence permit in order to live in Hungary. This process must be started from an embassy or consulate outside of Hungary and the process can take up to thirty days. The following documents are required in order to apply for a residence permit for Hungary along with a fee of 60 Euro:

  • Work Permit
  • Employment Contract
  • Valid Passport along with two Passport photos
  • Proof of accommodation upon arrival to Hungary
  • Proof of sufficient funds upon arrival to Hungary
  • Completed application form

This work permit is generally issued for one year but is able to be extended if the foreign national wishes to stay in Hungary and if they continue to fulfill the requirements set forth in the application.

More information about entering and working in Hungary

For more information about entering and working in Hungary or for help with application, employment or payroll services, feel free to contact us at info@got.international