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Third-country nationals may also need various permits for non-income purposes.

The following residence and settlement permits exist in Hungary, of which we can undertake the full administration and the extension of existing permits:

Residence Permit for the Purpose of Visit

A residence permit for the purpose of a visit may be obtained by a third-country national who holds a letter of invitation with an official endorsement.

Letter of Invitation

A request for a letter of invitation may be submitted by the host, who may be, among others, a Hungarian citizen, a third-country national with immigrant or permanent resident status or an EU citizen, or even a Hungarian legal person or unincorporated entity or a foreign legal person or unincorporated entity that is established or registered in Hungary. In the letter of invitation, the host guarantees that they will provide the invited person with accommodation for the duration of his / her stay in Hungary, to board him / her, and to cover the costs of his / her medical care and travel.

Residence Permit for the Purpose of Family Reunification

In order to ensure family reunification, a family member of a third-country national whose family reunification member is legally resident in Hungary with a specific title may receive a residence permit. The list would be long, who corresponds to a family reunification member, some common examples: a third-country national with a residence permit, immigration or settlement permit, a Hungarian citizen, a person recognized as a refugee or a protected person. The legislation also specifies the definition of a family member.

Residence Permit for the Purpose of Study

For the purpose of studies, a third-country national may obtain a residence permit if he or she establishes a full-time student relationship with a public education institution registered in Hungary or is pursuing full-time or preparatory training in a state-recognized higher education institution or a foreign higher education institution licensed in Hungary. In addition, other conditions required by law must be met in order to apply for a permit.

Student Mobility Residence Permit and Student Mobility Certificate

One of these two authorizations can be obtained by a third-country national student who already holds a study permit issued by another Member State of the European Union, depending on whether or not the EU or multilateral program includes mobility measures.

Residence Permit for the Purpose of Traineeship

If other conditions are met, this permit can be obtained by a third-country national student who wishes to stay in the territory of Hungary for the purpose of pursuing an internship activity on the basis of an internship contract concluded with an organization receiving approved interns.

Residence Permit for the Purpose of Research, Long-term Mobility of Researchers, Short-term Mobility Certificate of Researchers

All three types of permit are characterized by the fact that the applicant is a third-country national who holds a doctorate or an appropriate higher education qualification for doctoral programs, has entered and resides in the territory of a Member State of the European Union and has been selected by a research organization for a qualified research activity. A hosting agreement with an accredited research organization is required to apply for a permit.

Residence Permit for the Purpose of Medical Treatment

A third-country national who wishes to stay in the territory of Hungary for the purpose of medical treatment or accompanies his or her minor child or another family member unable to provide for himself or herself for the purpose of medical treatment to the territory of Hungary, may obtain this residence permit.

National Visa and National Residence Permit

A Serbian or Ukrainian citizen who wishes to stay in Hungary in order to pursue activities to preserve and maintain the Hungarian language, increase knowledge related to studies, and strengthen family ties (except for family reunification) can obtain a national visa or a national residence permit. A national residence permit can be obtained by a third-country national who holds a valid national visa.

Residence Permit for Official Purposes

A third-country national may apply for a residence permit for official purposes if, among others, as a diplomatic person or family member, or as a member of an official delegation of a foreign state or state body, or as a journalist, or seeking admission within the framework of an international convention, international cooperation, or as a member of the staff of an institution.

Residence Permit for the Purpose of Voluntary Service Activities

For the purpose of volunteering, a residence permit may be obtained by a third-country national who wishes to reside in Hungary for the purpose of volunteering in the public interest under a voluntary contract with a host organization specified in the relevant legislation and who volunteers under the European Voluntary Service scheme.

Residence Permit for Other Purposes

For other purposes, a third-country national may apply for a residence permit if he or she wishes to stay in the territory of Hungary for a purpose other than the purposes of residence listed in the relevant legislation and otherwise fulfils the conditions for residence in Hungary.

Temporary Residence Permit

Currently, citizens of New Zealand, Korea, Australia, Japan, Argentina and Chile, as well as residents of Taiwan and Hong Kong, can apply for a temporary residence permit. Subject to other conditions, a temporary residence permit may be issued to a third-country national who fulfils the conditions laid down in the Arrangement for the operation of a Working Holiday Scheme.

Type C Schengen visa

A Schengen C visa is a prior entry permit for entry into the Schengen Member States, which must be applied for a short stay (1-90 days) before entry. The visa application must be submitted at the embassy of the Member State of the European Union identified as the main destination (exclusive destination or, in the case of several Member States, the Member State where the applicant is most present).

Source: oif.gov.hu

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