Visa/Residence permit

Visa/Residence permit

08.06.2017.
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 Acceptance  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 citizen of an EU/EEA member state (EEA = EU member states and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Lichtenstein), you may travel to Hungary without a long-term study visa, but you need to obtain a registration card for the duration of your studies in Hungary.

If you are a citizen of a country that is not part of the European Economic Area (EEA), you are required to obtain a residence permit, and you need to register your accommodation after your arrival in Hungary.

After you arrive in Budapest, you can arrange your registration card (EEA) or residence permit (non-EEA) at the Immigration and Asylum Office (in Hungarian: Bevándorlási és Menekültügyi Hivatal, abbreviated as BMH). Int he office you can arrange registration card, prolongation of national permit, authority’s approval of invitation letter, report of accomodation

Visiting address to BMH for students in higher education:

Branch Office III (Budapest)

Address: 1135 Budapest, District 13, 35-37 Szegedi út (Twin Office Building, Ground floor)
E-mail: bpkir3@bah.b-m.hu
Web: www.bmbah.hu/
Phone: +36 1 463 9100
 

Branch Office V (Budapest)

Address: 1135 Budapest, District 13, 35-37 Szegedi út (Twin Office Building, Ground floor)
E-mail: bpkir5@bah.b-m.hu 
Web: www.bmbah.hu/
Phone: +36 1 463 91 00

A short guide on how to book an appointment at the Office of Immigration and Nationality is available at https://www.elte.hu/file/How-to-book-an-appointment-to-the-Immigration-Office.pdf .

If you are an EEA national

REGISTRATION CARD FOR EEA NATIONALS

Citizens of the states of the European Economic Area (EEA) are entitled to enter the territory of the Hungarian Republic in possession of a valid identity card or passport and might stay, not exceeding 90 days, without any special authorization. 

EEA citizens planning to stay for more than 90 days in Hungary have to apply for the issuance of a registration card.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE IN HUNGARY

You need to have a valid identity card or passport to enter Hungary. You do not need to arrange anything else in advance.

AFTER YOU ARRIVE IN HUNGARY

If you are an EEA student studying at ELTE for more than 90 days, you need to apply for a registration card.

How to apply for a registration card?
You need to submit your request with the required documents in person, at the Immigration and Asylum Office.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Completed form of “Residence permit and Appendix 14”

Download it (www.bmbah.hu/), print it and fill it in!

Valid passport or identity card

 

Certificate of student status/Certificate of school attendance

You can receive it at Quaestura Office or in person from your faculty coordinator.

Certificate of accommodation

• Dormitory certificate;
• Proof of student hostel;
• If you rent a flat: Lease Contract (the original document and a copy of it)

Certificate of the financial conditions

Scholarship, bank account statement, or a bank account statement of your parents and a declaration from your parents that they support you in a financial way, etc.

Certificate of health insurance

Any health insurance valid in the territory of EU e.g.; European Health Insurance Card

Declaration about the day of crossing the Hungarian Border - last time, no more than 90 days ago

Download it (https://www.elte.hu/en/content/registration-card-for-eea-nationals.t.373?m=209), print it and fill it in!

Registration fee: 1000 HUF as duty in form of fee stamps

You can buy it at any larger post office. Please note that stamp duties cannot be purchased on location. (Students with a Hungarian governmental scholarship, e.g. Stipendium Hungaricum, do not need to pay for the fee stamps.)

 

Please note, that you will receive the registration card on the spot when you are at the Immigration and Asylum Office. You will receive the address card in an official letter by post on the address in Hungary that you declared on the registration form within two weeks after your visit at the Office.