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Residence Permit for the Purpose of Job-searching or Entrepreneurship

New purpose of residence

ELIGIBILITY

A residence permit for the purpose of job-searching or entrepreneurship may be issued to a third-country national:

-          who is in possession of a valid residence permit for the purpose of research and able to prove the completion of the research activity, or

-          who is in possession of a valid residence permit for the purpose of studies and able to prove the successful completion of studies,

if able to meet the conditions set out by law, and the employment he/she is seeking or the business he/she is in the process of setting up corresponds to the level of research or of studies completed.

 

DEFINITIONS

Third-country national

 

INFORMATION ON SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS AND THE RELATED PROCESS

Requirements: the completed form, facial photograph made not more than 3 months previously, and the prescribed enclosures, payment of the procedural fee, and a valid residence permit issued for the purpose of research or study

Please note that when submitting the application the applicant is required to appear before the authority in person, except if unable to appear due to his/her health condition.

When the application is submitted, the applicant’s facial likeness and fingerprint will be taken for the residence permit issued with biometric data. The third-country national is obliged to abide by, and perforce tolerate, that procedure.

The application for residence permit for the purpose of job-searching or entrepreneurship is to be submitted at the regional directorate responsible for the place where the applicant’s future Hungarian residence is located. The fee for the evaluation of the application is HUF 10,000.

The costs of the procedure is payable by way of electronic payment instrument (bank card) or in the form of bank deposit (using the cheque supplied by the regional directorate). In respect of yellow cheques, in the “comment” box the client’s name and date of birth, and the case type - “Application for Residence Permit” shall be indicated.  

If you wish to ask for an invoice on the payment of the procedural fee, click on the link below:

Invoice request on payment of procedural fee

 

The application for residence permit for the purpose of job-searching or entrepreneurship may be submitted by the third-country national 15 days before the expiry of the validity of his/her residence permit for the purpose of research or study.

The administrative time limit in proceedings opened for determining an application is 15 days. In the proceedings for the issue of a residence permit for the purpose of job-searching or entrepreneurship the regional directorate shall adopt a decision on the merits within 70 days from the date of submission.

The competent immigration authority shall deliver the document evidencing right of residence to the applicant by way of post. The applicant may collect the residence permit document at the competent immigration authority in person if able to evidence that he/she is not in a position to receive the residence permit document at the mailing address given.

In case of refusal the decision may be appealed at the authority of first instance within 8 days. If the applicant introduces any new evidence in the appeal, of which he/she was aware before the decision was adopted, or if the appeal is lodged without showing cause, the authority of first instance shall dismiss the appeal without any examination as to merits. The administrative service fee charged for the appeal certificate is HUF 5,500, payable by way of electronic payment instrument (bank card) or in the form of bank deposit (using the cheque supplied by the regional directorate). In the “comment” box the client’s name and date of birth, and the case type “Residence Permit Appeal” shall be indicated.

If you wish to ask for an invoice on the payment of the procedural fee, click on the link below:

Invoice request on payment of procedural fee

 

FORMS

The application shall be submitted with the form “Application for Residence Permit” and Appendix 1 completed.

If the applicant is travelling together with his/her minor child, shown in his/her passport, Appendix “A” must be completed and enclosed with the application.

 

Forms optimised for Microsoft Word to be completed electronically:

-          Application for Residence Permit and Appendix 1

-          Application for Replacement Residence Document

-          Application for Substitute Residence Document

 

Forms available for downloading in PDF format, to be filled out manually:

-          Application for Residence Permit and Appendix 1

-          Application for Replacement Residence Document

-          Application for Substitute Residence Document

 

MANDATORY ENCLOSURES

DOCUMENTS EVIDENCING THE PURPOSE OF RESIDENCE

- credible proof that the applicant is seeking employment or launching a business in Hungary

 

The following may, in particular, be accepted as such proof:

- a certificate of registration by the competent government employment agency on requesting services,

- a duly signed statement made out by a business association registered in Hungary verifying that the third-country national is scheduled to enter into employment within three months following the date of submission of the application,

- company registration application registered by the court of registry as received, showing the third-country national as the company’s managing director or member having the right to represent the company.

 

DOCUMENTS IN PROOF OF MEANS OF SUBSISTENCE IN HUNGARY

The application may be approved if third-country national has sufficient means of subsistence and financial resources to cover his/her accommodation costs for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to his/her country of origin or transit to a third country.

The requirement of subsistence may, in particular, be verified by:

·        a statement from a Hungarian or foreign financial institution concerning the applicant’s bank account;

·        an income certificate issued by the tax authority for the previous year;

·        an income certificate issued by the employer;

·      a certificate issued by the employer and/or tax authority evidencing regular income received from abroad;

·        other reliable means.

 

DOCUMENTS PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH INSURANCE

Enclosed with the application for residence permit for the purpose of job-searching or entrepreneurship the applicant shall provide proof of having access to comprehensive health insurance services (in particular on the basis of specific other legislation on the social security system, international agreement, or under specific agreement), or that he/she has the necessary financial resources to cover the costs of such services.

 

NOTIFICATION OF GENUINE HUNGARIAN HOME ADDRESS

Applicants of residence permit for the purpose of job-searching or entrepreneurship are required to indicate in the application form a genuine Hungarian address as a place of accommodation. For the notification no separate document is required. Enclosed with the application the third-country national is required to provide a statement undertaking the commitment of voluntary departure from the territory of the Member States of the European Union if the application is refused.

 

During the process, the immigration authority may request further documents, apart from the mandatory enclosures, for ascertaining the relevant facts of the case, and may take further procedural steps as well. The administrative time limit shall not include the length of time between the receipt of the notice for remedying deficiencies until the time of compliance.

 

After the application is submitted the applicant or his/her representative shall be able attach documents by way of post or electronically.

 

VALIDITY PERIOD

A residence permit for the purpose of job-searching or entrepreneurship may be issued for a period of 9 months from the date of submission of the application and may not be extended for the purpose of job-searching or entrepreneurship.

The validity period of the residence permit shall be set in consideration of the date of expiry of the passport. The period of stay fixed in the residence permit is to be determined ascertaining that the travel document must be valid for at least 3 additional months beyond the date of expiry of the residence permit.

 

ACCRUED RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

• A third-country national holding a valid residence permit has the right of entry without a visa and the right of residence in the territory of Schengen Member States not exceeding ninety days within a one hundred and eighty day period.

• Third-country nationals shall retain the duplicate copy of the accommodation registration form in proof of compliance with the registration requirement. Third-country nationals are required to safeguard the confirmation slip received upon notification of the place of accommodation and to carry it on their person at all times. When relocating, third-country nationals shall notify the regional directorate of jurisdiction by reference to the place where the new place of abode is located within three days.

• Third-country nationals holding a residence permit shall report the birth of a child – who is also a third-country national – in the territory of Hungary and shall simultaneously supply the following information:

-          the natural identification data of the child as provided for by law;

-          particulars of the child’s travel document;

-          address of the child’s place of accommodation or home address.

• Third-country nationals are obliged to report without delay to the immigration authority [the regional directorate of the Immigration and Asylum Office, any police station] if their travel document or residence permit is lost, stolen or destroyed. The immigration authority shall confirm receipt of such report in writing. The immigration authority shall be immediately notified in the event that a travel document, which was presumed lost and reported as such, is found subsequently.

 

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