Citizens of the EU and the EEA area may travel to Hungary without a visa. However, according to Hungarian law, all international students must fulfill the requirements for residency in Hungary and register at the Immigration Office. Please note that you must arrange this within 93 days after arrival in Hungary.
It is recommended that you make an appointment at the Immigration Office before you go there:
Documents required for registration:
1. One passport photo.
2. The EU Health Insurance Card, issued in your home country
3. Student Certificate (issued by the Student Centre after enrolment)
4. Student Card Certificate (issued by the Student Centre after enrolment)
5. Duty stamp 1.000 HUF (“Illetékbélyeg” [il-le-teyk-bey-yeg] in Hungarian), available at any Post Office
6. Rental contract:
a) If you are staying at the Residence Hall, please ask the manager of the Residence Hall to supply you with the contract (Gyöngyi, Szabó email@example.com)
b) If you are staying in a rented flat, you will have to submit the rental contract
c) If you are staying in somebody’s flat as a favour (for free), you have to provide a ‘contract of courtesy use of flat’ (‘szívességi lakáshasználati szerződés’ in Hungarian), delivered by the owner(s) of the property. It should contain the address of the property, the personal data of the user (you) and the statement that you can stay in this property free of charge. Two witnesses (with name and address) should sign this contract.
Opening hours of the Immigration Office, Costumer Service Office # III. – Office of Immigration and Nationality (Budapest).
Wednesday: 08.30-12.00 ‘Student Day’ (but students can go on any other day too).
Address: 1135 Budapest, Szegedi út 35-37 (Twin Office Center Building), Ground floor
Phone: +36-1-463 9292, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, you can visit the website of the Immigration Office (English version available): www.bevandorlas.hu
How to get to the Immigration Office from IBS:
Take the 106 bus at Szentendrei street, direction Árpád híd Metro (4 stops). At Szentlélek tér, take the No. 1 tram direction Etele út /Fehérvári út. Get off at Vágány utca (5 stops) and continue on foot as it is indicated on the map.