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FAQ

10 December 2018, residence permits can only be submitted at AS Visa's offices in

Ankara: Aziziye mahallesi Cinnah caddesi no: 98/1 Çankaya / ANKARA

Istanbul: Ergenekon Mahallesi Cumhuriyet Caddesi Fransız Hastanesi Sokağı No: 5/ 1-2-3-4-5-6 Harbiye Şişli / ISTANBUL

AS Visa office can be reached through the call center and the following fax number and email address:

Phone:  0212 245 95 95

Fax: 0212 245 94 94

E-mail: info[at]as-visa.com

Following the submission of applications each applicant will be interviewed at the Consulate General’s premises on the day the application is submitted.

Address of the Consulate General of Hungary is: POLAT OFIS B Blok, Imrahor Cad. Yankı Sokak No: 27 Gürsel Mah., Kağıthane – 34400 ISTANBUL

Residence permit application can only be submitted by appointment, please, book an appointment here: ifr.mfa.gov.hu

Because of the large number of customers, we cannot handle any delay, so please make sure that you arrive on time.

Requirements and detailed information about the application process can be found on the website of the Immigration and Asylum Officebmbah.hu/index.

The Application Forms and Appendix required for application can be downloaded from this website bmbah.hu/index.. Please download and fill in all required documents before coming to submit the application. When submitting the application, documents specified on the websites must be submitted in original and in copy, too. If the application is incomplete, the applicant will be given a list of missing documents and until providing these documents his/her application will not be sent to the Hungarian Authorities for evaluation and decision.

Fee must be paid at AS Visa's offices when submitting an application. The visa fee for all types of residence permits is 60 EUR,

- except for those applicants who are granted Stipendium Hungaricum state scholarships, whose application is free of charge

- the fee for the submission of all types of residence permits is 25 EUR, except for those applicants who are granted Stipendium Hungaricum state scholarships, whose fee for the application is 15 EUR.

 

INFORMATION ON RESIDENCE PERMIT (LONG TERM VISA) PROCEDURE

Nationals of Turkey need residence permit (long-term-visa) to take up work, voluntary work, study, conduct research, or join a third country national family member living in Hungary for a period of more than 90 days.

Residence permit must be applied before you actually go to Hungary. Please note that short-term (so called C-visa or Schengen visa) does not permit you to travel to Hungary for working or studying beyond 90 days.

Applicants should submit their residence permit application at the AS Visa Centre in Istanbul. Address: Ergenekon Mahallesi Cumhuriyet Caddesi Fransız Hastanesi Sokağı No:5/1-2-3-4-5-6 Harbiye Şişli – İstanbul

Appointment can be arranged by booking an appointment at the online appointment system here.

It is important to note that residence permit application can only be lodged at the AS Visa in person. Following the application an interview is also being conducted at the Consulate General of Hungary. Address: POLAT OFIS B Blok, Imrahor Cad. Yankı Sokak No: 27 Gürsel Mah., Kağıthane – 34400 ISTANBUL

No application can be lodged by third persons. However, passport and decision on the residence permit application can be collected by a person presenting authorization duly signed by the applicant.

When lodging the application, you are expected to:

       Present an application form duly filled and signed. Application form is free of charge and can be downloaded from the website of the Immigration and Asylum Office here .

In case a minor (under 18) would travel alone, he or she shall submit an application form signed by both parents exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship. The minor also shall present a declaration of permission by both parents (exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship). In case the minor is traveling only with one of his/her parents, the other parent’s permission is needed. The declaration of permission has to be original and certified by public notary.

       Present a passport, which shall be valid at least for three months. Please check out before applying whether your passport contains at least two blank pages and it has been issued within the previous 10 years

 

         Present 2 biometric photos taken in the last 3 months, facing the objective directly, visible in the face, ears and forehead and the backlight must be white, size 35 mm x 45 mm.

 

        Pay the residence permit application fee of 60 EUR (except for applicants who are granted Stipendium Hungaricum state scholarships, whose application is free of charge) and the handling fee of 25 EUR for all type of applications (except for applicants who are granted Stipendium Hungaricum state scholarships, whose handling fee is 15 EUR).  Fees must be paid at AS Visa's offices when submitting an application.

 

          Provide supporting documents. For further information please see the following section.

 

LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION

 

Please note that detailed information of all types of residence permit applications and Application Forms are available on the website of the Hungarian Immigration and Asylum Office: httbmbah.hu/index.php?lang=en

 

       RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY

  • relevant Application Form and the relevant Appendix
  • valid passport
  • two photographs
  • insurance (travel and health)
  • acceptance letter from the Hungarian University (from host educational institute)
  • proof of payment of the tuition fee (i.e. bank receipt or school’s statement of completion of payment)
  • student certificate issued by the Council of Higher Education in Turkey (YÖK) with a readable QR code
  • certificate/diploma from the Turkish school (e.g. high school/university/masters diploma)
  • proof of accommodation in Hungary (e.g. hotel/hostel reservation OR host educational institute’s confirmation of dormitory OR lease agreement; title deed – in Hungarian: “tulajdoni lap” – needs to be attached in case of staying in private/rental accommodation)        
  • personal or sponsor’s bank account statement + past 6 months banks account history
  • sponsor’s declaration of undertaking (Taahütname / szponzori nyilatkozat)

 

       RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDY– ERASMUS

  • relevant Application Form and the relevant Appendix
  • valid passport
  • two photographs
  • insurance (travel and health)
  • student certificate issued by the Council of Higher Education in Turkey (YÖK) with a readable QR code
  • acceptance letter from the Hungarian University (from host educational institute)
  • certificate from the Turkish University that applicant participates in the Erasmus Programme and confirmation of scholarship
  • proof of accommodation in Hungary (e.g. hotel/hostel reservation OR host educational institute’s confirmation of dormitory place OR lease/rent agreement; title deed  – in Hungarian: “tulajdoni lap” – needs to be attached in case of staying in private/rental accommodation 
  • in case applicant does not receive scholarship, then personal or sponsor’s bank account statement + past 6 months banks account history, if needed, sponsor’s declaration of undertaking

 

       RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF EMPLOYMENT

  • relevant Application Form and the relevant Appendix
  • valid passport
  • two photographs
  • insurance (travel and health)
  • pre-work contract / contract of employment (signed by both parties)
  • valid certificate from the district labour center for advertising needs for manpower (in Hungarian: IGAZOLÁS MUNKAERŐIGÉNY BEJELENTÉSÉRŐL)         
  • proof of accommodation in Hungary (title deed  – in Hungarian: “tulajdoni lap” – needs to be attached in case of staying in private/rental accommodation)
  • Hungarian OFFI (offi.hu/hiteles-forditas) translation of diplomas and certificates necessary for the position
  • certificate on how the person will make a living until s/he receives first salary (own bank account statement, employer’s statement)
  • SGK document, which can be obtained from E-devlet or SSI directorates and it must have a barcode (QR code)

   

       RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURSUIT OF GAINFUL ACTIVITY

  • relevant Application Form and the relevant Appendix
  • valid passport
  • two photographs
  • insurance (travel and health)
  • proof of accommodation in Hungary (title deed – in Hungarian: “tulajdoni lap” –  needs to be attached in case of staying in private/rental accommodation)
  • Hungarian OFFI (offi.hu/hiteles-forditastranslation of diplomas and certificates necessary for the position
  • company documents:
    • certificate on the character of the gainful activity (the articles of association – in Hungarian: “Alapító okirat”)
    • the resolution on the Registry Court’s registration of the company (in Hungarian: “bírósági bejegyző végzés”)
    • document certifying occupation in Hungary
    • certificate on the acquisition of the qualification necessary for filling the position in
    • declaration, certificate on the expected yearly income  
    • certificate of the amount of financial means at the person’s disposal in Hungary
    • the simplified balance sheet of the previous year (for a firm already operating) (in Hungarian: “mérleg”)
    • certificate that the firm has no public debt (for a firm already operating) (in Hungarian: “adóigazolás”)
    • business plan (in Hungarian: “üzleti terv”)
    • invoices / buyer and supplier (in Hungarian: “számlák”)
    • partner contracts (in Hungarian: “üzleti szerződések”)
    • contract of employees (in Hungarian: “alkalmazottak munkaszerződése”)
  • SGK document, which can be obtained from E-devlet or SSI directorates and it must have a barcode (QR code)

     

       RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF VOLUNTARY SERVICE

  • relevant Application Form and the relevant Appendix
  • valid passport
  • two photographs
  • insurance (travel and health)
  • proof of accommodation in Hungary (title deed – in Hungarian: “tulajdoni lap” –  needs to be attached in case of staying in private/rental accommodation, also landlord/owner’s written statment on housing)
  • agreement of sending and hosting organizations (can be two different documents)
  • volunteer agreement

 

       RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FAMILY REUNIFICATION

  • relevant Application Form and the relevant Appendix
  • valid passport
  • two photographs
  • insurance (travel and health)
  • document certifying occupation in Hungary
  • proof of accommodation in Hungary (proof of accommodation in Hungary (title deed – in Hungarian: “tulajdoni lap” –  needs to be attached in case of staying in private/rental accommodation)
  • Hungarian OFFI (offi.hu/hiteles-forditastranslation of certificates (birth, marriage, family, etc.)
  • statement of support (in Hungarian: “eltartói nyilatkozat”)
  • personal/family member’s bank account statement + past 6 months banks account history, if needed, sponsor’s declaration of undertaking
  • family member’s work contract
  • where it is relevant: school acceptance/ enrollment letter for children (in Hungarian: “iskolai befogadó nyilatkozat”)
  • where it is relevant: copy of valid  residence permit of family member living in Hungary
  • SGK document, which can be obtained from E-devlet or SSI directorates and it must have a barcode (QR code)

 

       How long does the residence permit procedure takes?

  • in case of study purpose: 15 days
  • in case of employment purpose: 21 days, in specific cases 60 or 70 days
  • in case of family reunion or gainful activity: 21 days

 

What can I do if my residence permit request is rejected?

In case of refusal, the decision may be appealed within 8 days of delivery, submitted to the authority of first instance, or at the Consulate General of Hungary Istanbul.

The fee for the appeal is 20 EUR.