Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal

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Long-term Mobility of Researchers

New purpose of residence

Long-term mobility of researchers

(Residence in Hungary exceeding 180 days)

 

ELIGIBILITY

Researcher: a third-country national holding a residence permit issued by a Member State of the European Union for the purpose of research for stay in the territory of Hungary for a period exceeding 180 days, if he/she intends to carry out part of the research in a Hungarian research organisation under a hosting agreement concluded with a research organisation accredited under specific other legislation.

Researcher’s family member: family member of a third-country national having submitted an application as specified above, who hold a valid residence permit issued by the first Member State on the basis of family relationship

 

DEFINITIONS

Third-country national

Research organisation

First Member State

Second Member State

 

INFORMATION ON SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS AND THE RELATED PROCESS

Requirements: the completed form, facial photograph made not more than 3 months previously, residence permit issued by the first Member State for the purpose of research and valid travel document, and the prescribed enclosures, payment of the procedural fee.

Please note that when submitting the application the applicant is required to appear before the authority in person, except if unable to appear due to his/her health condition.  

When the application is submitted, the applicant’s facial likeness and – over the age of six years – fingerprint will be taken for the residence permit issued with biometric data. The third-country national affected is obliged to abide by, and perforce tolerate, that procedure.

The application for long-term mobility residence permit for the purpose of research shall be submitted at the regional directorate responsible for the place where the future Hungarian accommodation is located, or to the competent consulate officer of the country where the permanent or temporary residence of the applicant is located or in the country of the applicant’s nationality. The fee for the evaluation of the application is EUR 60, payable at the diplomatic mission of Hungary primarily in EUR or other convertible currency, or in exceptional cases in the legal tender of the State where the application is submitted. The administrative service fee charged for the procedure is HUF 18,000 if submitted in Hungary. 

The costs of the procedure is payable by way of electronic payment instrument (bank card) or in the form of bank deposit (using the cheque supplied by the regional directorate). In respect of yellow cheques, in the “comment” box the client’s name and date of birth, and the case type “Application for Residence Permit” shall be indicated.  

If you wish to ask for an invoice on the payment of the procedural fee, click on the link below:

Invoice request on payment of procedural fee

 

In the proceedings for the issue of a long-term mobility residence permit for the purpose of research the regional directorate shall adopt a decision on the merits within 60 days from the date of submission.

The competent immigration authority shall deliver the document evidencing right of residence to the applicant by way of post. The applicant may collect the said document at the competent immigration authority in person if able to evidence that he/she is not in a position to receive the document evidencing right of residence at the mailing address given.

In case of refusal the decision may be appealed at the authority of first instance within 8 days. If the applicant introduces any new evidence in the appeal, of which he/she was aware before the decision was adopted, or if the appeal is lodged without showing cause, the authority of first instance shall dismiss the appeal without any examination as to merits. The administrative service fee for the appeal is EUR 20 if submitted at a diplomatic or consular mission, payable primarily in EUR or other convertible currency, exceptionally, in the currency of the State where the application is submitted, or HUF 5,500 if submitted in Hungary, payable by way of electronic payment instrument (bank card) or in the form of bank deposit (using the cheque supplied by the regional directorate). In the “comment” box the client’s name and date of birth, and the case type “Residence Permit Appeal” shall be indicated.

If you wish to ask for an invoice on the payment of the procedural fee, click on the link below:

Invoice request on payment of procedural fee

 

FORMS

The application shall be submitted with the form “Application for Residence Permit” and Appendix 8 completed and printed.

If the applicant is travelling together with his/her minor child, shown in his/her passport, Appendix “A” must be completed and enclosed with the application.

 

Forms optimised for Microsoft Word to be completed electronically:

-          Residence Permit and Appendix 8

-          Application for Replacement Residence Document

-          Application for Substitute Residence Document

Forms available for downloading in PDF format, to be filled out manually:

-          Application for Residence Permit and Appendix 8

-          Application for Replacement Residence Document

-          Application for Substitute Residence Document

 

MANDATORY ENCLOSURES

DOCUMENTS EVIDENCING THE PURPOSE OF RESIDENCE

a) for the researcher:

- the hosting agreement concluded with the accredited Hungarian research organisation

- the researcher’s long-term mobility plan, indicating also the planned duration and dates of the mobility;

- copy of valid residence permit issued for the purpose of research by the first Member State

 

b) for the researchers' family member:

- proof of the planned duration and dates of the mobility consistent with the researcher’s long-term mobility plan

- copy of valid residence permit issued by the first Member State on the basis of family relationship

 

DOCUMENTS IN PROOF OF MEANS OF SUBSISTENCE IN HUNGARY

The application may be approved if third-country national has sufficient means of subsistence and financial resources to cover his/her accommodation costs for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to his/her country of origin or transit to a third country.

The requirement of subsistence may, in particular, be verified by:

·        a statement from a Hungarian or foreign financial institution concerning the applicant’s bank account;

·        an income certificate issued by the tax authority for the previous year;

·        an income certificate issued by the employer;

·      a certificate issued by the employer and/or tax authority evidencing regular income received from abroad;

·        other reliable means.

 

DOCUMENTS PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE

Enclosed with the application for long-term mobility residence permit for the purpose of research the applicant shall provide proof of having access to comprehensive health insurance services (in particular on the basis of specific other legislation on the social security system, international agreement, or under specific agreement), or that he/she has the necessary financial resources to cover the costs of such services.

 

PROOF OF GENUINE RESIDENCE ADDRESS IN THE TERRITORY OF HUNGARY

A long-term mobility residence permit for the purpose of research may be issued only if the applicant provides a genuine address as his/her place of accommodation.

 

During the process, the immigration authority may request further documents, apart from the mandatory enclosures, for ascertaining the relevant facts of the case, and may take further procedural steps as well. The administrative time limit shall not include the length of time between the receipt of the notice for remedying deficiencies until the time of compliance.

After the application is submitted the applicant or his/her representative shall be able attach documents by way of post or electronically.

 

VALIDITY PERIOD

A long-term mobility residence permit for the purpose of research may be issued to the researcher for a period of 365 days, and for his/her family member for a period of 360 days. The validity period of a residence permit is determined so that it will not exceed the validity period of the researcher’s residence permit issued by the first Member State.

 

ACCRUED RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

• A third-country national holding a valid residence permit has the right of entry without a visa and the right of residence in the territory of Schengen Member States not exceeding ninety days within a one hundred and eighty day period.

• Third-country nationals shall retain the accommodation registration form in proof of compliance with the registration requirement. Third-country nationals are required to safeguard the confirmation slip received upon notification of the place of accommodation and to carry it on their person at all times. When relocating, third-country nationals shall notify the regional directorate of jurisdiction by reference to the place where the new place of abode is located within three days.

• Third-country nationals holding a residence permit shall report the birth of a child – who is also a third-country national – in the territory of Hungary and shall simultaneously supply the following information:

-          the natural identification data of the child as provided for by law;

-          particulars of the child’s travel document;

-          address of the child’s place of accommodation or home address.

• Third-country nationals are obliged to report without delay to the immigration authority [the regional directorate of the Immigration and Asylum Office, any police station] if their travel document or residence permit is lost, stolen or destroyed. The immigration authority shall confirm receipt of such report in writing. The immigration authority shall be immediately notified in the event that a travel document, which was presumed lost and reported as such, is found subsequently.

 

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