How to Apply for Hungary's Digital Nomad Visa or White Card
Authored by Paula Vazquez
Chimney Cake? Hungary is a landlocked country located in Central Europe, with a rich history and diverse culture. Its capital city, Budapest, is known for its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant nightlife. One of the best news is that it also has a long-term visa option for digital nomads.
Tibor, an incredible relocation lawyer in Hungary, and Danish, visadb’s CEO, told us everything we need to know about moving to Hungary as a digital nomad in the session “How to Apply for Hungary's Digital Nomad Visa or White Card”.
Here are the most important questions about Hungary Digital Nomad Visa.
Why is Hungary a great option for Digital Nomads?
Hungary is an amazing country in central Europe and a member of the European Union, making it a vital destination for business and work in Europe. Budapest, the capital city, is a popular destination for digital nomads due to its rich culture and abundance of sporting activities.
Do Canadians and US Citizens need a tourist visa for Hungary?
No. As in any other Schengen Area country, Canadians and US Citizens can enter for 90 days with their valid passport.
Is there a Digital Nomad Visa for Hungary?
Yes. The White Card Visa or Digital Nomad Visa for Hungary is a long-term visa that digital nomads can apply for to enjoy the country.
What are the requirements of the Digital Nomad Visa for Hungary or a White Card?
You need to be able to work remotely:
- You are an employee in a foreign company, or
- You own a company in a country other than Hungary.
If you need assistance applying for the Hungary Digital Nomad Visa, start a chat with Dr. Tibor below:
Is there a minimum income requirement for the Hungary Digital Nomad Visa or White Card?
Yes. The minimum salary or income you must have is two thousand euros per month (2000 EUR monthly). It must be proved about the last six months before entering Hungary.
Do I need a police certificate to apply for the Hungary Digital Nomad Visa or White Card?
A criminal record is not needed for the procedure to acquire Hungary’s Digital Nomad Visa, but there are other documents that you need to submit to the consulate, for instance, a labor contract if you are an employee. The contract must state what are your activities and have the company’s information.
You also need to show proof of accommodation during your expected time in Hungary. The third most important document to show is valid health insurance.
Can you apply for the Hungary Digital Nomad Visa or White Card inside Hungary?
Yes, if you are legally staying in Hungary, you can apply for the Digital Nomad Visa inside the country.
Can contractors apply for the Hungary Digital Nomad Visa or White Card?
It depends. This visa is mainly for people that have a contract or a registered company, but if you have contracts with companies or clients for your freelance work, you might be accepted.
Can the Digital Nomad Visa or White Card for Hungary lead to Permanent Residency?
No, that is not possible with the White Card. The Digital Nomad Visa for Hungary is two years long, and you can extend it for an extra year, but you cannot exchange it for a Residency card.
Can I apply for a Digital Nomad Visa or White Card for Hungary with my family as dependents?
No. You cannot use this type of visa together with your family. Your husband or wife would need to fulfill the same requirements.
Can I travel around the Schengen Area with a Digital Nomad Visa or White Card for Hungary?
Yes, you can travel around the Schengen Area with Hungary's Digital Nomad Visa, but no more than 90 days.
What proof of accommodation do I need for the Digital Nomad Visa or White Card for Hungary?
You need a contract with an address and a date. You can also use Airbnb as it is a legal accommodation contract.
We hope this was helpful to you. Do not hesitate to reach out to Tibor here, if you have further questions or watch the video session below.
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