Step-by-step guide (and checklist): how to move and settle in Hungary

Step-by-step guide: how to move and settle in Hungary

Moving to another country can be overwhelming depending on many factors, but this guide will not only serve as a checklist, I will also warn you of some common pitfalls and give you some tips along the way, so read through. It will be helpful for a period of 8 months, the first 2 months being before you come to Hungary and the other 6 months being your first half year in Hungary. Although I mention Hungary, it is written from a Budapest point of view, because most foreigners move to and live in Budapest, including me. […]

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Advantages and disadvantages of moving to Hungary

Comprehensive guide 2023: pros and cons of living in Hungary

Visiting Hungary as a tourist can entice you to the idea of moving to the country. It happens, yes, although it can also happen that you get a job offer here. In fact, most people who I know who came to the country to study or to work, stayed for longer than originally planned. However, as a tourist you only see the magic of the country, or the magic of that city you visited. In the case of Hungary’s capital, Budapest, it enchants its visitors with culture, history and visual gratification. […]

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Guide to understand all the types of residence permits in Hungary for students

Hungary: all types of visas or residence permits for students

In this article I will explain the main details about all types of visas or residence permits for Third-country nationals who come to study in Hungary. There are four types: first the general one, second the student mobilty type, third the traineeship permit and lastly the one for students to stay working after finishing studies. I will explain you the most important details such as who can apply, the documents required, its validity and I will also give you some advise. Here is the first one, make sure you are very clear with all conditions and requirements and seek expert advise before submitting the application. […]

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List of all permanent residence permits in Hungary

Hungary: all types of permanent residence permits explained

In this article I will explain in brief all the permanent residence permit types in Hungary which are currently four. This guide will help you mainly to know which type of permit you should apply to. Knowing this you will minimize the risk of applying to the wrong one and getting rejected, which in the future is not good for you as the rejection will be documented. A difficulty that you might encounter during the application process or indirectly with translations will be the language barrier. Important: this list does not contain temporary residence permits or citizenship. […]

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