Information on the preferential procedure application for citizens of the United Kingdom

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We inform the nationals of the United Kingdom and their third country national family members that the preferential application procedure is only available for the beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement (holders of a registration certificate, a residence card, a permanent residence card or frontier workers, self-employed nationals).

 

According to the general rules of Act II of 2007, nationals of the United Kingdom and their third country national family member, who enter Hungary after 1 January 2021, can submit an application for the issuance of a residence permit for the specific reason of their stay in accordance with the standard procedure.

 

The online application platform specifically provided for the beneficiaries of the Withdrawal Agreement on the online application system ‘Enter Hungary’ is currently under development, we kindly request your patience until it is available.

 

Submitting an application for a national permanent residence permit or a residence permit for frontier workers is available on Enter Hungary until the above mentioned platform is available.

 

Please note that personal appearance is required at the relevant regional directorate for the collection of biometric data within 15 days of the submission of the application, even if it was submitted electronically. The platform will send a notification about the need of your attendance. Personal appearance is only possible with a booked appointment.

 

It is possible for a representative to act on behalf of the applicant; however, in such cases a valid authorization must be attached to the application.

 

Useful practical pieces of advice on how to submit an application:

 

Please find attached a practical guide on how to fill in the various application forms. Data fields marked with an ‘X’ need to be filled in with TRUE data.

 

Application for a national permanent residence permit:

 

When submitting an application for a national permanent residence permit, the ‘yes’ option should be selected at the ‘I declare that the procedure is exempt of fee’ section.

When using the platform, it is sufficient to only fill in the data fields referred to in the attachment (indicating personal data, place of residence, passport data).

 

When filling in an application for a national permanent residence permit, the abbreviation ‘WA’ should be indicated in the data field for ‘DETAILED CV’.

 

For persons holding a registration certificate, a residence card or a permanent residence card, it is sufficient to only upload the datapage of their valid passport and the document entitling them to reside in Hungary as the attachment(s) of their application.

 

Family members of nationals of the United Kingdom holding a residence card or a permanent residence card also need to fill in the same data fields of the application form for a national residence permit as referred to in the attachment.

 

Only filling in the data fields referred to in the attachment, is also sufficient for nationals of the United Kingdom, who habitually resided in Hungary before the period of time preceding 1 January 2021 and hold a valid travel document but not a valid registration certificate. For them, i.e. UK nationals who do not hold a valid registration certificate, it is necessary to attach documents credibly substantiating their habitual residence in Hungary prior to the above mentioned period to their application for national permanent residence permit. Such documents may include a contract of employment, a certificate of student status, a residential tenancy agreement in effect, a certificate issued by a medical institution in case of a permanent therapy or a certificate issued e.g. by the Hungarian tax authority substantiating regular income from activities carried out in Hungary.

 

For frontier workers:

 

For submitting an application, frontier workers need to select the application form for a ’Residence Permit for the Purpose of Employment’ on the online platform ‘Enter Hungary’.

 

When submitting an application for a residence permit, the ‘yes’ option should be selected at the ‘I declare that the procedure is exempt of fee’ section.

Data fields referred to in the attachment must be filled in on the platform.

Documents credibly substantiating carrying out work within the territory of Hungary before 31 December 2020 should be attached to the application, as they verify the purpose of residence. A contract of employment, a contract of services, documents proving regular travel, such as tickets, boarding passes, hotel reservations, are in particular considered documents verifying credible substantiation of work carried out within the territory of Hungary.

 

Self-employed frontier workers:

 

For submitting an application, self-employed frontier workers need to select the application form for a ’Residence Permit for the Pursuit of Gainful Activity’ on the online platform ‘Enter Hungary’.

 

When submitting an application for a residence permit, the ‘yes’ option should be selected at the ‘I declare that the procedure is exempt of fee’ section.

 

Data fields referred to in the attachment must be filled in on the platform.

 

Documents credibly substantiating self-employment activities carried out within the territory of Hungary before 31 December 2020 should be attached to the application, as they verify the purpose of residence. A self-employment registration certificate issued by the authorities or contracts of services are considered documents verifying credible substantiation of self-employment activities carried out within the territory of Hungary.

 

Frontier workers should take note that applications for this type of residence permit may only be submitted until 31 March 2021.

 

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    Family members of a Hungarian national are:
    • the spouse of a Hungarian national;
    • the minor child (including adopted and foster children) of a Hungarian spouse where the spouse has parental custody;
    • a person having and exercising parental custody of a Hungarian minor child and living in the same household as the Hungarian national


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    • the spouse of an EEA national;
    • the descendants of an EEA national and those of the spouse of an EEA national who are under the age of 21 years or are dependents;
    • the dependent ascendents of an EEA national and those of the spouse of an EEA national, as well as
    • any person whose entry and residence has been authorised by the competent immigration authority as a family member;
    • the partner with whom the EEA national has entered into a registered partnership before the relevant Hungarian authority or the authority of another Member State of the European Union



    Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents
    The Council Directive 2003/109/EC determines:
    (a) the terms for conferring and withdrawing long-term resident status granted by a Member State in relation to third-country nationals legally residing in its territory, and the rights pertaining thereto; and
    (b) the terms of residence in Member States other than the one which conferred long-term status on them for third-country nationals enjoying that status.









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