RESIDENCE PERMIT

CHECK CORONAVIRUS RELATED MEASURES AT http://sziu.hu/immigration-office

APPLICATION FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT


IF YOU ARE SUBJECT TO VISA to travel to Hungary, your embassy automatically applies also for your residence permit. This year the Immigration Office prefers our students not to visit them in person but come to the International Relations Coordinator of their campus to hand in the documents listed below. So, you may receive your residence permit at the Immigration Office but preferably in the university IR Office.

Documents to be submitted to the coordinator before receiving your residence permit:

  • Student Status Certificate (issued by your registrar's officer/Erasmus coordinator at SZIU)
  • Copy of passport (all pages related to your travel to Hungary: your visa, stamps)
  • Accommodation 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)
  • Reservation confirmation from your dormitory
  • DATA SHEET
  • 1 passport-size photo
  • the document you received at the airport from the police showing the beginning of your quarantine period OR your release certificate which shows when your quarantine period terminates
  • Authorization
  • A copy of your Letter of Award form TPF
  • A copy of your Letter of Acceptence from SZIU

 

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 will receive your residence permit by post. The process takes several months. You can accelerate this process by applying for your 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
- Accommodation sheet – from the owner of your flat or the international coordinator of the dormitory ( Ms. Beáta Kárpáti if you live in the dormitory on Gödöllő Campus, Ms. Ildikó Fedor – if you live in Somogyi Imre Dormitory, 1118 Budapest, Szüret u. 2–18.)
- copy of passport
- 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: 

Client Service II. (Budapest) IMMIGRATION OFFICE (Országos Idegenrendészeti Főigazgatóság - OIF) http://oif.gov.hu/index.php?lang=en

 

Regional Directorate of Budapest and Pest County

Address: 

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

Phone number: 

+36 1 323 3189

E-mail: 

bpkir2@oif.gov.hu

Office hours for residence permit for the purpose of studies:

Monday

07.30 - 13.00

Tuesday

12.00 - 18.00

Wednesday

08.00 - 13.30 (they are open only for students)

Thursday

07.30 - 13.00

Friday

08.00 - 11.00

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.

EXTENSION of your residence permit

Min.1 month before the expiry date of your residence permit, you have to apply for the extension
1) by submitting the following documents to the Immigration Office OR
2) by applying via EnterHungary surface at https://enterhungary.gov.hu/eh/?en.:


- Student Status Certificate (issued by your registrar's officer/Erasmus coordinator at SZIU)
- Credit transcript
- Copy of passport
- Accommodation 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 accommodation card, otherwise your old accommodation card is enough.
- Application form (only "Application for Residence Permit" is needed)

If you are a 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 Extension issued by Tempus Public Fund.

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

The procedure of extension 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.