An EEA national shall have the right of residence exceeding ninety days within a one hundred and eighty day period if he/she:
- plans to engage in gainful employment;
- has sufficient resources for him/herself and his/her family members not to become an unreasonable burden on the social assistance system of Hungary during the period of their stay, and have comprehensive sickness insurance cover for healthcare services as prescribed in specific other legislation, or if he/she assures to have sufficient resources for such services as required by statutory provisions; or
- enrolled at an educational institution governed by the Act on the National Public Education System, or the Act on the National Higher Education System, for the principal purpose of following a course of study, including vocational training and adult education if offering an accredited curriculum, and they have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members not to become an unreasonable burden on the social assistance system of Hungary during their entire period of residence, and have comprehensive sickness insurance cover for healthcare services as prescribed in specific other legislation, or if they assure that they have sufficient resources for themselves and their family members for such services as required by statutory provisions.
EEA national: the citizens of Member States of the European Union – other than Hungarian citizens – and citizens of any State that is a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein).
NOTIFICATION OF RESIDENCE EXCEEDING THREE MONTHS, DOCUMENT CERTIFYING NOTIFICATION
EEA nationals shall notify their residence to the regional directorate of jurisdiction by reference to their future residence at the latest on the ninety-third day from the date of entry, and shall simultaneously disclose their personal data.
The client is required to appear before the competent authority in person, in order to obtain the registration certificate. The competent authority may waive the requirement of personal appearance if the applicant is unable to appear due to his/her health condition.
In the notification of residence the client is to produce his/her valid travel document or personal identification document, and enclose documents – provided for in specific other legislation – in proof of compliance with the requirements for the right of residence.
In the event of verifying fulfilment of the requirements provided for by law, the acting authority shall issue a certificate of notification of residence (hereinafter referred to as “registration certificate”) immediately.
The administrative service fee charged for the issue of a registration certificate is HUF 1,000, payable in the form of revenue stamp at the time of application.
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If the purpose of the EEA national’s stay is to engage in gainful employment, the applicant shall supply the following proof:
- the employment contract;
- a valid contract or a statement containing the company’s corporate name as shown in the register of companies, registered number and tax number, if the applicant is engaged in any gainful activity in the capacity of being the owner or director of a business association, co-operative society or some other legal entity formed to engage in gainful operations, or is a member of the executive, representative or supervisory board of such entity;
- a valid private entrepreneur’s license or similar authorisation – issued by the competent authority of another Member State – to engage in business activities, or a private entrepreneur register number in the absence of a private entrepreneurial license;
- for persons seeking employment, documents to evidence that he/she is actively seeking employment, and there is a probability of entering into gainful employment; or
- other reliable means.
If the purpose of the applicant’s residence is the pursuit of studies, the applicant shall supply the following proof:
- a certificate of admission from an educational institution governed by the Act on Public Education and the Act on the National Higher Education System;
- a document to verify the applicant’s student status; or
- other reliable means.
DOCUMENTS VERIFYING SUFFICIENT FINANCIAL RESOURCES
The applicant may verify of having sufficient means of subsistence with his/her financial assets or any regular income he/she receives in the form of:
- payments from the social security or social assistance system of any EEA Member State;
- income from funds or benefit plans financed by payment of membership dues or other regular contributions;
- a statement from a Hungarian or foreign financial institution concerning the applicant’s bank account;
- income from maintenance or alimony supported by documentary evidence.
DOCUMENTS PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF HEALTH INSURANCE
The EEA national’s access to health insurance services (in particular on the basis of specific other legislation on the social security system, international agreement, or under specific agreement) throughout his/her stay in Hungary shall be verified by the relevant documents, or that he/she has the financial resources to cover the costs of such services.
REGISTRATION OF THE FIRST RESIDENCE IN HUNGARY
The applicant shall notify his/her first residence in the territory of Hungary in the procedure for the issue of a registration certificate. The immigration authority shall disclose the address data of the EEA national to the register of personal data and address records for the purpose of issuing an official certificate for personal identification number and official address card. Upon receipt of notice, the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest shall issue the official address card, and shall send it to the applicant by post.
Residence may be verified in particular with:
- a residential lease contract in proof of the rental of a residence;
- a document on accommodation by courtesy;
- a document in proof of ownership of the residential property, in the form of abstract of title issued within 30 days to date;
- other documentary evidence.
During the process, the immigration authority may request further documents, apart from the mandatory enclosures, for ascertaining the relevant facts of the case.
The registration certificate shall be valid indefinitely, together with a valid travel document or personal identification document.
ACCRUED RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS
The immigration authority shall disclose the address data of the EEA national to the register of personal data and address records for the purpose of issuing an official certificate for personal identification number and official address card. Upon receipt of notice, the Government Office of the Capital City Budapest shall issue the official address card, and shall send it to the applicant by post. After receiving the address card, the applicant has to report any changes in his/her residence at the notary of the municipal government where the new residence is located.
The official address card has to be kept together with the registration certificate, and has to be surrendered to the duly empowered authority upon request.
EEA nationals, whose travel document, personal identification document, or residence card is lost, stolen or destroyed shall report it to the regional directorate of jurisdiction by reference to their residence, as well as if any such document that was presumed lost and reported as such is found subsequently.
The regional directorate shall make out a certificate to the EEA national, whose travel document, personal identification document, or document evidencing right of residence is reported lost or stolen, or destroyed, concerning the fact of reporting at no cost if any proof of citizenship is produced.
EEA nationals exercising the right of residence exceeding ninety days within a one hundred and eighty day period shall report to the competent regional directorate, with personal data included:
- the death of a family member in their household;
- any change of name;
if the death or change of name occurred outside the territory of Hungary.
EEA nationals may notify the competent authority when they no longer wish to exercise their right of residence, or if they intend to leave the territory of Hungary permanently, including the country of next habitual residence, and may turn in the document evidencing their right of residence at the regional directorate responsible for the place where their residence is located.
A document evidencing right of residence shall be invalidated in the event of the EEA national’s exit from the territory of Hungary, or if the right of residence is terminated.
At the time of notification of residence, EEA nationals are required to supply a statement as to whether they suffer from any infectious disease or contagious parasitic disease as provided for in specific other legislation and considered to constitute a threat to public health, or if they receive compulsory and regular treatment with regard to the said diseases.