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Immigrate to Hungary

Updated on Wednesday 02nd March 2022

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On 1st May 2004, Hungary joined the European Union(EU), and a flood of people have turned their faces to this country with the intention of setting up their companies here. Foreign citizens who want to enjoy the opportunities of this country by opening their businesses here also want to immigrate to Hungary for good. Hungary offers an easy immigration procedure if applied correctly by the applicant.
However the immigration procedure could be very complicated, so our team of Hungarian lawyers is available to assist you if you want to move to Hungary
 Quick Facts  
  Entry visa requirement (from EU) 


Entry visa requirement (outside EU)

 It is necessary to obtain a visa to stay in Hungary for more than 90 days

Types of visas

 Airport transit visa
Tourist visa
Visitor’s visa
Business visa
Official visit visa
Medical visa
Study visa
Cultural, sports and film crew visa
Time frame for obtaining work visa (approx.)

10-30 days

Validity of temporary residence permit 1 year
Time frame for obtaining permanent residence (approx.)

5 years, and it may be extended by an additional 5 years upon the foreign national's request.

Investor visa availability (Yes/No)


Sponsorship requirement (Yes/No) Yes
Time frame for obtaining citizenship 8-12 months
Citizenship/Residency by investment scheme available (Yes/No) No
 Tax benefits for expats Low corporate tax rates

Necessary documents for immigration

Documentation is vital whenever it comes to immigration. If a person wants to immigrate to Hungary, he/she needs to obtain the following documents:
Visa: the visa is a kind of permit that must be obtained by a non-citizen of Hungary in order to enter into this country. Visas also determine the purpose of a person’s entrance into a country, for example, a person can get a visa for medical treatment or a business visa in the relevant country. Hungary offers different kinds of visas for non-EU citizens because they should have a visa or a work permit to reside in Hungary. Such visas include: visitor visa, business visa, medical visa, individual work-permit, seasonal employment visa, etc.
Residence permit document: This is a kind of permit that can be obtained by both EU citizens and non EU citizens and allows them to become permanent residents in Hungary. Non EU citizens have to apply for a residence permit before their visas expire while EU citizens can apply directly for a Registration Card. The residency permits could be contingent with definitive or in-definitive periods. 
The documentation varies along with the purpose of immigration and the country you come from. Our lawyers in Hungary can assist you in getting different kinds of permits as per your desire. 

Application procedure for immigration to Hungary

Hungary is a member state of the Schengen Area since 2007, so the applicants need to apply for a Schengen visa. The applicants have different choices of Schengen visas like: visit visas, work visas, business visas, study visas, or permanent residency visas. If you are planning to immigrate to Hungary then you need to apply for a suitable type of visa according to your situation. If you are an EU citizen then you can obtain residency by applying for a Registration Card. However, if you are living outside Hungary and you want to immigrate to Hungary then you need to submit your application with the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate within the country in which you reside already.
Hungary is one of the main transit countries to enter into the other states of the European Union for those people who do illegal land migrations. Due to this issue, the Hungarian authorities exhibit very vigilant behavior and put restrictions on the immigrants for reducing the risk of illegal land migrations. 
If you want to relocate to Hungary then you can rely on our attorneys in Hungary. They will assist you in the whole process of immigration. 

Why you should move to Hungary?

People around the globe are immigrating to different countries to chase better opportunities. The reasons that can drive a person to move to Hungary are given below:
  1. This country has a high standard of living;
  2. Hungary is the home to the most amazing natural and architectural sites;
  3. Hungary has low living costs, unlike the capitals of other countries; Budapest is inexpensive;
  4. Hungary has an impressive transportation network system that includes: domestic, international, and commuter trains, metro, buses, and trams with affordable fares.
  5. As compared to other European states, the higher education in Hungary is relatively affordable. International students can study in Hungary without the requirement of IELTS or TOFEL.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Hungary (2016-2020)

Here is a list of the values of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Hungary in recent years. As far as 2020 is concerned, that year was hard for the whole world due to the pandemic, so Hungary was also affected by it. 
GDP (Billion US Dollars)
GDP Growth (annual %)
If you are very keen to immigrate to Hungary in a legal and swift way, you can contact our law firm in Hungary for complete details.