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Applying for a National Residence Permit

  • Go to the competent authority to apply.
  • Fill in and submit the application form along with all other required documents.
  • The application process includes collecting your biometric data (facial image and fingerprints).
  • Upon submission of your application you will be asked to make a declaration that in case your application is rejected, you agree to voluntary leave the territory of the EU Member States.

Extension of National Residence Permit

  • You may have the validity of your National Residence Permit extended for another 5 years, 30 days before it expires.
  • You must submit your application for extension to The Immigration and Naturalization Office in your place of accommodation in Hungary.
  • Your must submit your application in person, unless you are suffering from a medical condition, appearing in person may be waived.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form.
  • 1 passport-size photograph
  • Valid Passport

The application must state exactly where the applicant will be staying while in Hungary. The address must be evidenced by a document showing that the apartment is owned by the applicant (30 days old deed-copy), rent tenancy contract, or other credible documents.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Office of Immigration and Nationality

1117 in Cape Road 60 Public Sztregova II

Tel: 36 1 463-9100

Budapest County Regional Directorate

1117 Budapest in Cape Street 60

Tel: 36 1463-9100

-1104 Bp Dew u. 131

Tel: 36 1433-0492

-1075 Bp Charles street 11

Tel: 36 1323-3189

Fax: 36 1323-3168

Other Contact Numbers



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Issuance of the National Residence Permit for the first time is free of charge.

Administrative service fee of EUR10,000 , must be paid to have your permit renewed or extended, this is the amount of stamps that need to be paid upon submission of your application.


National Residency Permits are valid for up to 5 years, and may be extended for another 5 years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing your application for renewal or extension may take about 21 days.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

The application form for the National Residence Permit shall state the applicant's identity, nationality (statelessness), other data passport, educational background, qualifications, occupation or marital status. The applicant also need to declare any previous punishments, expulsions, or if he/she have previously submitted an application for the said permit and was rejected. Information regarding the applicant's health will also be needed to be declared, did he/she suffered from any contagious disease or pathogenic conditions.


Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • The Immigration and Naturalization Office of Hungary:



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