Job Seeker Visa

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Hungary
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Talent Migration

About

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. 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.

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DURATION

9 months

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CITIZENSHIP

96 Month(s)

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FEES

40

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P. RESIDENCY

48 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements for the Job Seeker Visa

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be able prove that the applicant is seeking employment.
  • Applicant must have sufficient means of subsistence in Hungary.
  • Applicant must have comprehensive health insurance.
  • Applicant must have genuine Hungarian address as a place of accommodation.
  • Applicant travel document must be valid for at least 3 additional months beyond the date of expiry of the residence permit.

Document Requirements for the Job Seeker Visa

6 Document Required

  • Application for Residence Permit, Completed and signed.
  • DOCUMENTS EVIDENCING THE PURPOSE OF RESIDENCE: Credible proof that the applicant is seeking employment or launching a business in Hungary.
  • DOCUMENTS IN PROOF OF MEANS OF SUBSISTENCE IN HUNGARY: 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 or other reliable means.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Talent Migration data for Hungary

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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