Eu-Studies Visa Requirement Guide According to Law Up to Date
Residence Permit for Other Purposes
Third country nationals can obtain a residence permit for other purposes if they wish to stay in the territory of Hungary for other purposes than the purposes listened in 19-28 § of Act. II. of 2007 (family reunification, employment, studying, research, official purpose, medical treatment, visits, voluntary activity) while fulfilling the conditions of Hungarian residence (e.g. aims to study in a non-accredited educational institution in Hungary, or arrives in Hungary with the aim of language studying etc.).
Third country national: not Hungarian citizens and stateless persons except persons with the right of free movement and residence (EEA nationals and accompanying family members of EEA citizens and Hungarian citizens).
Stateless person: who is not recognised as a citizen by any states.
- common underage child with the spouse (including adopted and foster children)
- underage child of the dependent (including adopted and foster children), over whom the third country national exercises parental rights
- dependent underage child of the spouse (including adopted and foster children), over whom the third country national exercises parental rights of a third country national.
INFORMATION ON SUBMITTING APPLICATION AND THE RELATING PROCESS
Requirements: a completed form, the required annexes and the payment of the processing fee.
Please note that when submitting the application to the authority, the applicant is required to appear in person, unless the foreigner is unable to appear due to his/her state of health.
While submitting the application, a photo portrait and, at applicants over 6 years of age, fingerprints will be taken for the issuing of the residence permit which contains biometric data. The applicant is expected to tolerate this procedure.
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Residence permit applications, with exceptions specified in the law, shall be submitted at the consular officer or at other locations authorized to receive residence permit applications which operates in the country of the applicant’s permanent residence or nationality. The third country national can apply for the issuance of a residence permit visa, without applying for this particularly, in a permanent residence application prior to his/her entry to Hungary.
When the regional directorate grants the issuance of the residence permit, it permits the issuance of the residence permit visa simultaneously and notifies the consular officer. The permanent residence visa is issued, based on the decision of the regional directorate, by the consular officer.
Furthermore, we would like to draw attention to the fact that third country nationals possessing permanent residence visa are entitled to enter to Hungary once and stay for 30 days, therefore we recommend to visit the responsible regional directorate of the Office of Immigration and Nationality after the entry to Hungary as soon as possible in order to receive the residence permit and register accommodation in Hungary.
The Hungarian law allows not only the application for issuance of a residence permit at a foreign representation of Hungary but also the application for a residence permit in the territory of Hungary, therefore the third country national staying in the territory of Hungary is able to submit his residence permit application at the regional directorate being competent for the applicant’s place of residence as well, in case the domestic application is based on exceptional circumstances, such as family reunification or medical treatment, or the purpose of stay longer than 90 days within 180 days is research or the applicant is a citizen of a country listed in the II. Annex of the Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, or a family member of such a third country national staying in the territory of Hungary legally.
The application for extension of a residence permit with documents attached simultaneously shall be submitted in person at the responsible regional directorate of the Office of Immigration and Nationality at latest 30 days prior to the expiration of the right of residence. At the submission of the application a valid travel document shall be presented. The passport should rermain valid for a further 3 months after the expiry date of the residence permit.
The administrative service fee of the procedure for issuing residence permits is 60 EUR, which shall be paid at the foreign representations of Hungary primarily in EUR or other convertible currency, or in exceptional cases in the legal currency of the state where submitting the application. In case of domestic applications the administrative service fee isHUF 18,000. The administrative service fee of the application for extension of a residence permit is HUF 10,000, which shall be paid with revenue stamp by the applicant.
The decision on residence permit with other purposes will be made by the regional directorate within 21 days. The applicant can ask the aliens policing authority to send him/her the residence permit via post or he/she can receive the document personally at the regional directorate.
In case of refusal the applicant can lodge an objection, which can be submitted at the authority that made the first instance decision within 8 days after the communication of the decision. The administrative service fee for appeal isHUF 5,500, which shall be paid with revenue stamp by the applicant.
DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING THE PURPOSE OF RESIDENCE
In case of residence for other purposes the applicant may submit a document supporting the purpose of residence.
DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING THE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS NECESSARY FOR LIVING IN HUNGARY
The third country national posesses the financial coverage of a residence for more than 90 days within 180 days if he/she or his/her family member can provide the costs of his/her living, accommodation, travel and health care from legally acquired available income or property.
Subsistence income in Hungary can be supported in particular by:
- Scholarship Certificate
- Proof of pension/allowance payment
- Bank statement/verification
- Proof of other, legally obtained regular income
DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING THE EXISTENCE OF A HUNGARIAN ACCOMMODATION
Only property registered as a residential house/apartment or other habitable dwelling, providing that the habitable space is at least 6 square meters per habitant, or a commercial or other accommodation that is deemed appropriate by law, may be accepted as a Hungarian residence.
The existence of a Hungarian accommodation can be supported by:
- Tenancy agreement/contract
- Proof that a Commercial accommodation is booked and paid for
- Proof of student accommodation
- 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
DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING THE EXISTENCE OF ALL INCLUSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
When applying for a residence permit the applicant may prove with submitting documents that he/she is eligible for all services of the Hungarian social insurance or he/she has the financial means to cover the costs of his/her health care.
DOCUMENTS SUPPORTING THE EXISTENCE OF THE PROVISIONS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY
Presenting a valid passport or residence permit issued by a foreign authority can provide evidence that after the expiration of the third country national’s Hungarian residence permit he/she may return to his/her country of origin.
It is considered ensured that the third country national has the financial means for travel if he/she has a valid ticket or the necessary finance to purchase one, or if the third country national is in possession of a vehicle.
While submitting the application the third country national is required to submit a statement to the effect that if the application is rejected, he/she agrees to leave the territory of the European Union Member States voluntarily.
At the time of application the third country national is required to submit a statement to the effect that if their application is rejected, they agree to leave the territory of the European Union Member States voluntarily.
During the process, the immigration authority may request further documents in order to clarify particular questions!
The existence of a Hungarian accommodation can be supported by:
VALIDITY OF EC PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT
The validity of a Residence Permit for other purposes is no more than five years, which may be extended for a maximum of five years on each occasion.
The validity of a residence permit is subject to the expiration date of the passport.
While determining the validity period of the residence permit the authority has regard to the validity of the passport as well.The permitted length of residence is determined based on the third country nationals’s travel document which should remain valid for a further 3 months after the expiry of his/her residence permit.
RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE RESIDENCE PERMIT HOLDER
Third country nationals with residence permit for other purposes have the right to enter and stay in the territory of the Schengen states without visa for a period not exceeding 90 days within 180 days.
The third country national staying at an accommodation without guestbook requirements is obliged to register his/her accommodation at the authority, if his/her stay exceeds thirty days after his/her entry to Hungary. This notification must be made within 3 days of taking up residence in an application form at the responsible regional directorate of the Office of Immigration and Nationality.
The fact of registering the accommodation can be certified with the copy of the application form by the third country national. The copy of the registration of the accommodation is required to be kept and carried on by the third country national. The third country national is also obliged to register the changes in his/her accommodation at the responsible regional directorate of the Office of Immigration and Nationality within 3 days.
In case a child is born of the third country national with a residence permit in the territory of Hungary the third country national has to register the birth by communicating the following facts:
- Personal identification data of the child
- Data of the travel document of the child
- Address of the accommodation of the child
The third country national is obliged to notify the lost, theft or destruction of his/her travel document or residence permit at the aliens policing authority immediately (at the responsible regional directorate of the Office of Immigration and Nationality). The aliens policing authority issues a certification on the notification. In case the lost or stolen travel document is found, the aliens policing authority shall be notified immediately.