RESIDENCE PERMIT

APPLICATION FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT


IF YOU ARE SUBJECT TO VISA to travel to Hungary, your embassy automatically applies also for residence permit. In this case you will receive your residence permit at the Immigration Office or in the university with the condition that at least 50 students (and max. 120) register for a meeting.  Both Buda Campus and Gödöllő Campus students can visit any of the two venues.

The Immigration Office organises Client Services on Campus on the following days:

  • 9 September on Gödöllő Campus (register till 6 Sep 11 am)

  • 30 September on Buda Campus (register till 27 Sep 9 am) Address: Budapest, Villányi út 29-43. Building K, meeting Hall (near Móricz Zsigmond körtér - underground and tram station)

  • 10 October on Gödöllő Campus (register till 8 Oct 9 am) - Address_ Gödöllő, Páter Károly u.1. Main buliding 2nd floor, Meeting Hall No. 2016 (middle of corridor)

  • 18 September - Client Service only for SZIU students at Immigration Office in Budapest
    (register till 16 Sep 9 am)

Please, register for it here: Immigration Office Visit Registration Form

Documents to be submitted:
- Student Status Certificate (issued by your registrar's officer/Erasmus coordinator at SZIU)
- Copy of passport
- Accomodation sheet (issued by the dormitory coordinator or by the owner of the flat you rent); if you rent a flat or room, your lease contract is needed as well
- DATA SHEET
- 1 passport-size photo

IF YOU ARE NOT SUBJECT TO VISA to travel to Hungary, you have to go to the Immigration Office to apply for residence permit within 30 days of your arrival, however, it is recommended to start the procedure as soon as possible. You can accelerate this process by applying for the residence permit at the Hungarian Embassy of your home country before arrival. The detailed process of application for residence permit for study purposes can be found on the EnterHungary surface at https://enterhungary.gov.hu/eh/?en.

Documents to be submitted:
- Application form downloadable from the website of the Immigration Office
- 1 passport size photo
- Accomodation sheet – from the owner of your flat or the international coordinator of the dormitory (Ms. Katalin Papp or  Ms. Beáta Kárpáti if you live in the dormitory on Gödöllő Campus, Ms. Ildikó Fedor – if you live in Somogyi Imre Dormitory, Budapest, Szüret u. 2–18.)
- copy of passport and visa
- Letter of Admission (sent by SZIU via e-mail or post)
- Student status certificate (in Hungarian) – from SZIU (Registrar’s Office)

if you are a scholarship holder:
- Letter of Award if you are a scholarhip holder (e.g. SH: from TEMPUS, FAO: from Ministry of Agriculture )

if you are a self-financing student:
- bank statement proving that you have enough money to live in Hungary
- health insurance

LOCATION and AVAILABILITIES:

Name: 

Branch Office III. (Budapest) IMMIGRATION OFFICE (Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal - BÁH)

 

Regional Directorate of Budapest and Pest County

Address: 

1135 Budapest, District 13, 35-37 Szegedi út (Twin Office Building,Ground floor)

Phone number: 

+36 1 323 3189

E-mail: 

bpkir3@bah.b-m.hu

Office hours for residence permit for the purpose of studies:

Monday

08.30 - 13.00

Tuesday

13.00 - 18.00

Wednesday

08.30 - 12.00 (they are open only for students)

Thursday

08.30 - 13.00

Friday

08.30 - 12.00

How to get there: Buses start from Keleti Railway Station. Take any of the buses of No.20, No.30, No.30A and No.32. Get off at "Szegedi út" bus stop.

EXTENTION of residence permit

Min.1 months before the expiry date of your residence permit, you have to have to apply for the extention of your residence permit by submitting the following documents to the Immigration Office:
- Student Status Certificate (issued by your registrar's officer/Erasmus coordinator at SZIU)
- Credit transcript
- Copy of passport
- Accomodation sheet (issued by the dormitory coordinator or by the owner of the flat you rent); if you rent a flat or room, your lease contract is needed as well - only if you need new accomodation card, otherwise your old accomodation card is enough.
- Application form (only "Application for Residence Permit" is needed)

If you are self-sponsored student, you will also need a bank account statement (proving that you have enough money to live on) and health insurance.

If you extended your scholarship, you will also need the Letter of Extention issued by Tempus.

If you graduated from SZIU  but pursue your studies as PhD, you will also need Letter of Acceptance from SZIU, Letter of Award from Tempus.

The procedure of extention might take for 2 months, so if you need a valid residence permit (e.g. for travelling) for a given date, please calculate with this time.