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Registration card for EEA Nationals

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Office of Immigration and Nationality

 

Those EEA citizens are entitled to stay for more than 90 days within 180 days

• whose purpose of stay is to carry out a paid activity;

• who have sufficient funds to support themselves and their family members during the entire period of stay without causing an unjustified burden on the social welfare system of Hungary, and are entitled to use the health insurance services within the framework of an insurance relationship as specified by special statutory regulations, or provide the funds for such services themselves in accordance with the statutory regulations; or

• who have been admitted to an educational institution subject to the law of national education or national higher education for the purpose of pursuing studies, including vocational education and adult education if the educational program is accredited, and will have sufficient funds during the entire period of stay to support themselves and their family members without causing an unjustified burden on the social welfare system of Hungary, and are entitled to use the health insurance services within the framework of an insurance relationship as specified by special statutory regulations, or provide the funds for such services themselves in accordance with the statutory regulations.

 

DEFINITIONS

EEA citizen: the citizens of the EU member states and those of the states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein), with the exception of Hungarian citizens.

 

INFORMATION ON SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS AND THE RELATING PROCESS

EEA citizens are required to report their stay to the regional directorate competent on the basis of their future residence by supplying their personal data at the latest on the ninety-third day from entry.

The applicant is required to appear before the acting authority in order to obtain the registration certificate. The acting authority may exempt the client from the obligation to appear in person if the applicant is unable to appear due to his/her health condition.

While reporting the stay the applicant is required to present a valid travel document or personal identification card, and the documents, specified by special statutory provisions, proving the fulfilment of the conditions of stay.

If the fulfilment of the conditions specified by law is proven, the certificate of reporting the stay (registration certificate) is issued by the acting authority immediately.
The administrative service fee of the registration certificate is HUF 1,000, which shall be paid with revenue stamp by the applicant.

 

FORM

Forms optimized for Microsoft Office 2007 can be filled in electronically:

- Registration card for EEA Nationals

- Application for the replacement of document certifying entitlement to residence

- Application for the supplementation of document certifying entitlement to residence

Forms in PDF can be downloaded and filled in handwritten:

- Registration card for EEA Nationals

- Application for the replacement of document certifying entitlement to residence

- Application for the supplementation of document certifying entitlement to residence

 

REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTS

If the purpose of stay is the carrying out of a paid activity, it can be proven by the applicant in particular in the following ways:

• with a contract for work;
• if the applicant carries out his/her activity as an owner or managing director, or a member of the management, representation, or supervisory board of a business company, a co-operative, or any other legal person – established for the purpose of income generation –, with a valid contract, or a declaration containing the name, company registration number, and tax number of the company registered in the trade register;
• with a valid sole trader registration certificate, or an equivalent permit issued by the authority of another member state, authorising to carry out entrepreneurial activity, or in the absence of an individual sole trader registration certificate, with a sole trader registration number;
• in the case of a job-seeker, with documents confirming the fact of job-seeking and that the commencement of a paid activity is probable; or
• in any other credible way.

If the purpose of stay is the pursuit of studies, it can be proven by the applicant in particular in the following ways:

• with an admission certificate issued by an educational institution subject to the act on public education or the act on national higher education;
• with a document evidencing a student legal relationship; or
• in any other credible way.

 

DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING THE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS NECESSARY FOR LIVING IN HUNGARY

The applicant can prove the availability of sufficient funds in particular with his/her property ensuring his/her subsistence or with an income which

• is due on the basis of the social security or any other social welfare system of an EEA state;
• originates from a share or benefit based on the payment of a membership fee or on regular in-payment;
• is available in a bank account kept in Hungary or abroad;
• in the case of maintenance fee, is based on a public deed issued thereof.

 

DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING THE EXISTENCE OF ALL INCLUSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE

The EEA citizen is required to prove that he/she is entitled to use the health insurance services during the entire period of his/her stay in Hungary (thus, in particular, on the basis of a special law on social insurance, an international agreement, or a separate agreement), or will provide the required funds himself/herself.

 

REPORTING THE FIRST RESIDENCE IN HUNGARY

The applicant is required to report his/her first residence in the territory of Hungary during the proceedings related to the issuing of his/her registration certificate. The immigration authority notifies the entity maintaining the personal data and address register about the address data of the EEA citizen for the purpose of the issuing of the personal identification card and the address card. The Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services issues the official address card on the basis of the notice and sends it to the applicant by post.

The existence of a Hungarian accommodation can be supported by:

- tenancy agreement/contract;
- legal document about house sitting;
- proof of ownership of a residential dwelling with a copy of the title deed that is no more than 30 days old;
- a property sales contract submitted to the Land Registry Office and the copy of the Administrative Office's decision authorizing the acquisition of a property;
- other documents.

During the process, the immigration authority may request further documents in order to clarify particular questions!

 

VALIDITY OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

The registration certificate is valid for an indefinite period of time, together with the valid travel document or identity card.

 

RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE EEA CITIZEN

The immigration authority notifies the entity maintaining the personal data and address register about the address data of the EEA citizen for the purpose of the issuing of the personal identification card and the address card. The Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services issues the official address card on the basis of the notice and sends it to the applicant by post. In the case of a future change of residence, the address needs to be reported to the clerk of the responsible local government.

The official address card must be kept together with the registration certificate and presented for viewing to the authority.

• EEA citizens are required to notify the lost, theft or destruction of their travel document or personal identity card, or document evidencing the right of stay at the responsible regional directorate of the Office of Immigration and Nationality and in case the lost or stolen travel document is found the responsible authority shall be notified immediately.

The regional directorate issues a certificate of the fact of reporting to the EEA citizen reporting the theft, destruction, or loss of his/her travel document, personal identity card, or document evidencing the right of stay, free of charge in the case of evidencing citizenship.

An EEA citizen exercising his/her right to stay for more than 90 days within 180 days is obliged to report to the responsible regional directorate being competent for the applicant’s place of residence by supplying the personal data,
• the death of a family member staying together with him/her;
• the change of name;
if the fact resulting in death or the change of name occurred outside the territory of Hungary.
If an EEA citizen ceases to exercise his/her right to stay, or leaves the territory of Hungary permanently, he/she shall report the fact and the country of his/her next place of usual residence and submit his/her document evidencing his/her right to stay to the responsible regional directorate of the Office of Immigration and Nationality.

The document evidencing the right to stay is void if the EEA citizen has ceased to exercise his/her right to stay in the territory of Hungary and if the right to stay has ceased to exist.

EEA citizens are required to make a declaration upon the reporting of the stay whether they suffer from any disease representing a risk to public health as specified by special laws, whether their condition is contagious, or whether they take part in obliged and permanent therapy.

 

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