Information on the use of Enter Hungary system for natural person clients and their authorized legal representatives




The following applications for a residence permit for a period of stay exceeding 90 days can only be submitted electronically, upon registration on the electronic platform of the immigration authority for procedure initiation:


-          application for the issue or extension of a national permanent residence permit

-          and application for the issue or extension of an EC permanent residence permit

-          application for extension of a residence permit

-          application for registration certificate

-          application for a residence card, and

-          application for a permanent residence card/long-term residence card.


In case of a legal representative or an authorised legal entity, applications - which can otherwise be submitted electronically - can only be submitted electronically, except for applications which cannot be submitted electronically (e.g. applications for residence permit and visas for the purpose of obtaining a residence permit lodged at diplomatic or consular missions, applications for residence permits on the grounds of special circumstances submitted within Hungary).



The National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (hereinafter: ’NDGAP’) a public body providing electronic administration under Act CCXXII of 2015 on the General Rules of Electronic Administration and Trust Services (Paragraph 17 a) of Article 1). For the purpose of fast and efficient administration NDGAP ensures the possibility of electronic administration for certain types of cases in addition to those specified in the law. For this purpose, a website called Enter Hungary was created, available at


In case the application is filed with foreign representations (consulates) or the grounds of the application are circumstances requiring special attention, application shall not be submitted electronically.



Applications for residence permit shall not be submitted by using E-paper service.



It is possible to provide data needed for the examination of the application within Enter Hungary system as well as uploading the necessary attachments (facial image, form, travel documents) and supporting documents (purpose of residence, subsistence, housing, health insurance, onward or return travel).

Enter Hungary also allows you to pay the administration fee, the site will be redirected to OTP Bank in order to settle the payment. When submitting your application for a residence permit, please always check if there are any reasons exempting you from administrative charges. If the administration fee was not paid in Enter Hungary system, however it is established that the client is not exempt from payment, NDGAP shall inform on the arrears.


Please note that in several cases personal appearance is mandatory by regulation, and therefore using the electronic system does not exempt from it.



Applications for a residence permit shall be considered submitted only if


a)    administration fee has been paid by the natural person client or authorized representative in case the procedure is subject to a fee


b)   In cases specified by law, the third-country national appears before the competent regional directorate within 15 days of the confirmation of receipt to verify his/her identity, to take his/her biometric data and a specimen signature, and to have his/her documents recognised.


Please note that you can book a personal appointment in the customer service office by selecting ’Appointment booking’ option on the main page of NDGAP’s website When booking an appointment, you must provide your exact name and in the case of electronic applications, your Enter Hungary registration number.


NDGAP accepts applications for a residence permit via Enter Hungary, however there is a possibility to receive a notification of missing documents or data from NDGAP prior processing the application. Once the application for a residence permit has been filed, the procedure will be conducted in accordance with the general rules.


Notifications will be sent to the email address provided during registration on Enter Hungary.



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    Family members of a Hungarian national are:
    • the spouse of a Hungarian national;
    • the minor child (including adopted and foster children) of a Hungarian spouse where the spouse has parental custody;
    • a person having and exercising parental custody of a Hungarian minor child and living in the same household as the Hungarian national

    Family members of an EEA national are:
    • the spouse of an EEA national;
    • the descendants of an EEA national and those of the spouse of an EEA national who are under the age of 21 years or are dependents;
    • the dependent ascendents of an EEA national and those of the spouse of an EEA national, as well as
    • any person whose entry and residence has been authorised by the competent immigration authority as a family member;
    • the partner with whom the EEA national has entered into a registered partnership before the relevant Hungarian authority or the authority of another Member State of the European Union

    Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents
    The Council Directive 2003/109/EC determines:
    (a) the terms for conferring and withdrawing long-term resident status granted by a Member State in relation to third-country nationals legally residing in its territory, and the rights pertaining thereto; and
    (b) the terms of residence in Member States other than the one which conferred long-term status on them for third-country nationals enjoying that status.

    Provision available in the event of a residence permit for an indefinite period of stay

    If you answer the questions, you can find out what kind of application for residence permit you should submit within 3 minutes, and you will also find all the information related to the selected application type at the end of the questionnaire.

    The purpose of the Application:

  • Home Affairs funds


    For further information on the projects implemented by the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing and co-financed by the Home Affairs Funds of the European Union please click here.



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As it was specified by law the official decisions, which procedures started after 1 November 2005, are announced on the website of the Office of Immigration and Nationality.

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Case types that can only be submitted electronically from January 1, 2023


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