HELPERS is a unique service provider for foreigners living, working, or doing business in Hungary. Since 2005, we have assisted hundreds of businesspeople from around the world in setting up and running a business, making an investment, or acquiring residency in Hungary.

If you are interested in moving to Europe, you might want to consider Hungary instead of Germany or other Western European countries, as Hungary offers more favorable conditions.

Why Hungary?

  • quick and easy incorporation: company up and running in 4‐5 business days
  • low corporate tax: at only 9%, it is one of the lowest in Europe
  • immediate international VAT number: no wait or extra requirements
  • low starting capital which does not need to be deposited
  • cost‐effective setup and maintenance of the company
  • central location in EU / Schengen zone and good infrastructure
  • easy visa and residency options for all nationalities

Our most popular services and all-inclusive packages are the following:

1. Company formation – start-up and year-one package

This package includes everything that is legally required for setting up and maintaining a Hungarian company:

  • company formation (company registration in person or via POA)
  • company registration tax
  • local and international VAT number
  • bank account assistance
  • documentation in Hungarian and English (other languages available at extra cost)
  • central Budapest address and registered office for one year
  • mail handling and forwarding for one year
  • start‐up accountancy (initial reporting towards authorities)
  • personal tax number and social security number for the director
  • chamber of commerce registration (incl. membership fee)

Time frame: registration complete within 4-5 days of signing

Additional costs to be expected: accountancy and bookkeeping (starting from EUR 200/mo., based on the company’s activity and business volume); permits and licenses (if applicable); travel to Hungary (at least one visit is required for bank account opening);

2. Residency through business ownership – year-one package

One of our most popular products, this package includes the start-up and year-one fees of a local company, as well as everything that is required for the director’s residency application:

  • company incorporation (incl. bank account assistance, VAT registration, all requirements)
  • registered office (one year; including mail handling and forwarding)
  • business plan for the purposes of residency application (based on client input)
  • tax number and social security number for the applicant (company director)
  • housing search (finding suitable accommodation for residency)
  • residency application (compiling the file for submission)
  • business invitation letter (certified by the immigration authority)

Time frame: company registration in 4-5 days after signing; residency application 1-3 months

Additional costs to be expected: accountancy and bookkeeping (see above); any market research, office or warehouse, staff or other investment needed for the business; rent or purchase of a house or apartment; travel to Hungary (at least one visit is required for bank account opening); application fee and cost of various documents and translations (approx. EUR 100-200)

If you do not want to face the hassle of starting your own business but still would like to get residency in Hungary, we can find you a local company to invest in – through this investment, you will be eligible for the same kind of resident permit. Please contact us for details!

3. Accounting and Finance

We provide accountancy and bookkeeping, together with payroll administration, year-end reporting, and consultation on international taxation and social security payments. We assist not only companies set up with our help: all foreign-owned SMEs can take advantage of our specialized expertise in supporting foreign company-owners in making the most of their Hungarian business while keeping compliant with local regulations.

4. Relocation services for families

By starting and running a local company, all nationalities become eligible for residency in Hungary based on their role as director in their business. If the director wishes to relocate to Hungary along with his wife/her husband and their children, we can offer a comprehensive service package for  the family, including resident permits for all members as well as all types of assistance to make the transition easier. Please contact us for a tailored price quote for your whole family!

5. On-going support and additional services

HELPERSprovides support, consulting and project management to assist our clients throughout their activity in Hungary. Among others, we routinely offer assistance with secretarial services, licensing, market research, partner search, recruitment, business networking, financial planning, and investment facilitation. For our clients’ businesses, we can provide and set up a small serviced office or on-call meeting / work space, or help them set up their own facilities if required. Before you start, one of our account managers will map out your requirements and answer all your questions.

6. Investment immigration program

UPDATE 2023: A new Hungarian investment residency program has just been announced to replace the old scheme. It is expected to become active in 2024, exact date to be announced. We will be the first to know.

Investors will be able to get Hungarian residency for an entire 10 years, not only for themselves, but also for their family members (meaning spouse and underage children). They will have three investment options:

  • EUR 250,000: purchase of bonds issued by a real estate fund registered by the Hungarian National Bank (MNB)
  • EUR 500,000: purchase of Hungarian residential real estate
  • EUR 1 million: donation to a designated educational or cultural institution

Helpers is always on the top of new developments related to immigration to Hungary. Follow our blog to keep up to date, or get in touch now and we will let you know when you can proceed. Learn more here in English.

The previous program was suspended in 2017. For comparison, it looked like this:

Apart from the ideal conditions for company set-up, Hungary offers a unique opportunity for investors who wish to obtain a permanent resident permit for themselves and their families without opening a company.

Why choose the Hungarian Residency Bond Program?

  • the cheapest government-backed, risk-free investment bond immigration program in Europe
    • fast: get residency in just two weeks
    • only one visit required to Hungary with no obligatory stay afterwards
    • you may bring your family (spouse and underage children)
    • no minimum education, health check or restrictions on country of origin
    • no asset check or minimum net worth criteria

What does it cost?

  • investment: EUR 300,000 – state guaranteed, fully returned in 5 years
  • government processing fee: EUR 60,000 – one-time payment, your only expense!

The processing fee includes:

  • the services of the investment agency;
  • lawyers handling the investment;
  • our agency’s VIP assistance throughout the whole process.

Join the hundreds of successful businessmen who have already entered the European market and established their new life!

Until the new program becomes available, we suggest you invest in real estate to get residency (see below).

7. Real Estate Residency

Open a company, purchase real estate worth at least EUR 240,000 to rent out, and get Hungarian residency for yourself and your family based on the operation of the company, since renting real estate provides a steady income.

  • Investment: purchase of at least two apartments, ca. EUR 240,000 in total
  • Company setup and one year maintenance, administration, legal and personal assistance by Helpers: EUR 20,000

Our services are routinely available in English, Persian, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian and, of course, Hungarian. Other languages are also possible but may result in small delays.

To enquire or place an order, please write to or call +36-1-317-8570 (in English).