You will be required to report to the Immigration Office within thirty days of arrival. The residence permit is granted for a period of one year, and it has to be renewed at least one month prior to its date of expiry. Students are required to declare on the application form that they do not suffer from AIDS, leprosy, lues (veneral disease), tuberculosis, or typhoid diseases, nor are they carriers of HIV, typhoid or paratyphoid. The following documents will be required for the residence permit:
Certificate of Enrolment from the university you are attending in Hungary, in Hungarian language.
Your original passport, valid at least six month longer than the period of stay you are applying for.
Lease contract for the apartment in Hungarian –
If you have living in a dorm, then they will provide the required documents for you.
If you are renting a private apartment, then you will need two copies of the lease contract in Hungarian signed by two Hungarian witnesses in addition to your & the landlord's signatures. This data must be included: the landlord’s and your personal data – (date and place of birth, mother’s full maiden name, permanent address, landlord’s ID number, your passport number).
Title deed (property registry sheet) of the apartment (tulajdoni lap) to be provided by the owner (original document, not older than one month).
Housing registration form (lakcimbejelento) signed by the owner of the apartment.
One passport-size color photo.
Students who entered the country under the new Schengen regulations and paid EUR 60 for the entry permit stamped into their passports DO NOT HAVE TO PAY a stamp duty when they apply for the residence permit for the first time. When you apply for an extension of the residence permit later on, you will have to pay a stamp duty of HUF 6,000 each time.
Proof of funds to cover your expenses (bank statement indicating adequate funds available for living expenses.
If you are over 18, you will have to open a bank account in Hungary and request a bank statement, verifying a current balance of at least EUR 1,500-2,000.
If you are under 18, please provide the bank statement of your parent who will cover your tuition and your stay in Hungary.
Receipts of the exchange of foreign currency into Hungarian Forints (HUF) since your arrival in the minimum of USD 500-600.
Certification of valid medical insurance coverage in Hungary for the whole period to be covered by the residence permit.
Note: After your 18th birthday, you will need to open a personal bank account in Hungary.
When the time comes to apply for the renewal of your residence permit, you will have to attach a summarised history of the transactions on your bank account in the previous six months. The last six statements of your account mailed monthly by the bank or ATM receipts from the previous six months are also acceptable.