Visa/Residence permit

Visa/Residence permit

Visa procedure

After you successfully pass the entrance exam, you receive an official notification from ELTE that you are admitted to the study program (a Letter of Admission document is issued and sent to you). Before you start your studies at ELTE, you need to ensure your legal status in Hungary.

Considering from what part of the world you are coming to Hungary, choose the appropriate way to make your stay legal.

If you are a student from the European Economic Area (EEA: member states of the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Lichtenstein), you are required to obtain a registration card.

If you are a student from the non-European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to obtain a residence permit, and after your arrival in Hungary you need to register your accommodation.

After you arrive in Budapest, you can arrange your registration card (EEA) or residence permit (non-EEA) at the Office of Immigration and Nationality (in Hungarian: Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal, abbreviated as BÁH).

Visiting address to BÁH for students in higher education:

Branch office III (Budapest)


Processes:

  • Residence affairs (registration card, prolongation of national resident permits too)
  • Authority's approval of invitation letter
  • Report of accommodation

Address: 1135 Budapest, District 13, 35-37 Szegedi út (Twin Office Building, Ground floor)
E-mail: bpkir3@bah.b-m.hu
Web: http://www.bmbah.hu/
Phone: +36 1 550 1213

More information on Office Hours and “How to get there”

Branch office V (Budapest)


Processes:

  • Resident permit for students
  • Invitation letter
  • Registration card

Address: 1135 Budapest, District 13, 35-37 Szegedi út (Twin Office Building, Ground floor)
E-mail: bpkir5@bah.b-m.hu 
Web: http://www.bmbah.hu/
Phone: +36 1 550 1252


More information on Office Hours and “How to get there”

Regional Directorate of Budapest and Pest County: bpr@bah.b-m.hu

For more information please visit the official site of the Office of Immigration and Nationality.

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How to Book an appointment to the Office of Immigration and Nationality

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