Hungary Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Hungary — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Hungary, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

• Hungary’s immigration system offers several options for employers of foreign nationals. Hungary is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen Area. Requirements, processing times, employment eligibility and benefits for accompanying family members vary by permit type.
 
• Business visitors to Hungary typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, which most foreign nationals are required to obtain before arrival in Hungary. The Schengen Area limits stays to 90 days within a 180-day period, counted across the entire Schengen Area. Visa nationals cannot change from business visitors to work-authorized status in country.
 
• ​Hungary has a Single Permit for work and residence authorization with varying processes and requirements depending on the nature of the transfer. The Single Permit for Local Hire is suitable for foreign workers on a local contract and generally requires labour market testing. The EU Intracompany Transferee (ICT) Permit is suitable for intracompany transfers of managers, specialists, and trainees. The Single Permit for Assignment/Secondment​ and the EU Blue Card are available but rarely used in practice. The permit validity and renewal options vary per category.​​
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.