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Notification Requirement Applicable to Third-country Nationals

Third-country nationals are required to promptly report to the immigration authority, the Police, or the competent consulate officer when staying abroad, if their travel document or residence permit is lost, stolen or destroyed. A certificate shall be made out to the reporting third-country national – upon providing proof of citizenship – to confirm receipt of such notification.

Unless otherwise stipulated by international agreement, third-country nationals whose travel document is lost, stolen, destroyed or has expired must obtain a replacement travel document. Third-country nationals are allowed to leave the country only in possession of the new travel document and a certificate of the notification, or in possession of the expired travel document.

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.

Third-country nationals holding an EU Blue Card are required to notify the immigration authority of jurisdiction by reference to their place of accommodation concerning the termination of their contracts for employment relationship, of entering into another similar contract subsequently, within five days from the date of commencement and termination of such contracts.

The notification may be submitted free of charge, without having to use a special form.

 

Those third-country nationals who plan to spend more than 30 days in Hungary are required to notify their place of accommodation in Hungary, and any subsequent changes in that accommodation within three days from the date of entry, or from the effective date of change, using the standard form prescribed for that purpose to the regional directorate (branch) of jurisdiction by reference to the place where the accommodation is located. The notification form shall contain the particulars of the travel document, and shall be signed by both the reporting person and by the keeper of the lodging.

It is important to know that third-country nationals are required to report their place of accommodation in Hungary – irrespective of whether it is a commercial accommodation that is required to keep a guest book – to the competent regional directorate if they plan to remain in Hungary for over thirty days from the date of entry, or if they plan to submit an application for residence permit or for the extension of their existing residence permit.  

Third-country nationals are required to keep the confirmation slip received from the competent authority upon notification of the place of accommodation and to carry it on their person at all times, and to present it when so requested by the authorities for the purpose of inspection.

The notification is free.

Form: Accommodation Reporting Form for Third-country Nationals

 

Third-country nationals holding a visa for an intended stay of no more than ninety days, a visa for stays exceeding 90 days within a 180 day period, a residence permit, or having immigrant or permanent resident status 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:

o the natural identification data of the child;

o particulars of the child’s travel document;

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

The birth of a child of a third-country national shall be reported to the regional directorate of jurisdiction by reference to the place where the parent’s place of residence or place of accommodation is located, using the form prescribed in specific other legislation, with the child’s birth certificate presented within 3 months from the date of birth.

The competent regional directorate shall issue an interim permanent residence permit or national permanent residence permit to the child of a third-country national with immigrant or permanent resident status born in the territory of Hungary immediately, at the latest within five days.

 

If a third-country national with resident or immigrant status gives birth to child in the territory of Hungary, who is considered a third-country national, the birth of such child shall be registered and:

o an interim permanent residence permit shall be issued for him/her if the parent has an interim permanent residence permit;

o a national permanent residence permit shall be issued to him/her if the parent has an immigration permit, a permanent residence permit, national permanent residence permit or an EC permanent residence permit.

Form: Registration Form of Birth of a Third-country National Child in Hungary

 

Any third-country national who received his/her long-term visa or residence permit for reasons of family reunification shall be required to report to the competent regional directorate of jurisdiction by reference to the place where the residence of the third-country nationals is located if his/her marriage is dissolved or in the event of the death of his/her spouse within thirty days following the date of delivery of the final court ruling for the dissolution of the marriage or the date of the death certificate, with the relevant documents attached.

The notification may be submitted free of charge, without having to use a special form.

 

In the event of any change in any of the third-country national’s particulars, such as his/her surname, forename, sex or citizenship, he/she may request to have his/her residence document replaced. The request has to be accompanied by documents evidencing the changes in the data shown in the residence document.

 

The fee for applications for residence permit, immigration permit, permanent residence permit, national permanent residence permit, interim permanent residence permit and EC permanent residence permit is HUF 10,000 if a replacement documents is requested, payable in the form of revenue stamp at the time of application.

Form: Application to replace residence document

 

If the third-country national’s residence permit is lost, destroyed or stolen, or damaged, he/she may request to have his/her residence document replaced.

If the notification regarding the above is submitted to the consulate officer, the third-country national may submit a request for a replacement residence authorisation to the consulate officer as well.

 The fee for applications for residence permit, immigration permit, permanent residence permit, national permanent residence permit, interim permanent residence permit and EC permanent residence permit is HUF 10,000 if a replacement documents is request, payable in the form of revenue stamp at the time of application.

Form: Application to substitute residence document

 

Third-country nationals with permanent residence status are obliged to report – under specific other legislation – the change of their address registered in the procedure for granting permanent residence permit to the district (Budapest district) office the Budapest and county government agency of jurisdiction by reference to the new address. Change of address shall not entail the replacement of the residence document. Notification of change of address shall be confirmed by the personal identification number and official address card issued by the district office, therefore this official document has to be kept together with the residence document, and has to be surrendered to the duly empowered authority upon request.

 

Third-country nationals with permanent residence status are entitled to a permanent personal identification document. When the first personal identification document is issued after receiving the permanent residence permit, the third-country national must collect it in person at the document bureau of the competent district office.

 

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