Pricing

HELPERS offers the most comprehensive, full-service business and immigration solutions on the Hungarian market. Most of our services are priced as convenient packages, including everything you will need in order to achieve your goals in Hungary.

Our company formation, business / investment immigration packages, translation fees and hourly rates are formulated in a way that makes them cost-effective and affordable while enabling us to provide you top-notch service. Read our rate cards below, and contact us for a tailored quote!

Do you need help with IMMIGRATION? Please note that due to the recent reopening of the Immigration Office, our response time is longer than usual.
Business services

Choose the company formation package that best suits your business goals and current situation. All of our packages include everything that is compulsory, with no hidden fees or extras. Time frame for company registration: complete within 4-5 days of signing

Essential: EUR 1,690 (+ VAT if applicable)

*This option is available only if you can register a company seat on your own and if you can translate Hungarian documents for yourself.

  • company formation (company registration in person or via POA)
  • company registration tax
  • local and EU VAT number
  • bank introduction
  • documentation in Hungarian and English
  • personal tax number and social security number for the director
  • chamber of commerce registration (incl. membership fee for the first year)
  • registration for electronic administration (the “Client Gate”): we accompany you to the public records office to register for electronic administration, vital for the accountancy of your Hungarian company

Standard: EUR 2,590 (+VAT if applicable)

In addition to everything in the Essential package, you get the following:

  • registered office for one year (prestigious business address next to the Parliament)
  • comprehensive mail forwarding and back office for one year: we collect your incoming mail, open it, then forward it to your accountant, or, if necessary, prepare a short summary for you in English, complete with instructions on what (if any) action you need to take
  • company extract in English: verifies that you are operating a company in Hungary, useful e.g. in negotiation with business partners

Accounting+: EUR 3,990 (+VAT if applicable)

In addition to everything in the Standard package, you get the following:

  • accountancy for 6 months, complete with handling up to 3 bank accounts, issuing up to 20 invoices per month, and doing payroll for up to 2 employees.

This package is ideal for foreign business-owners who want to take advantage of an English-speaking accounting team from Day 1 of the company’s operation and make sure that the company remains compliant with local tax regulations even while there is little activity.

Corporate: EUR 3,990 (+VAT if applicable)

In addition to everything in the Standard package, you get the following:

  • paperwork relevant for setting up a subsidiary or a branch office
  • 3 hours of expert consultancy: choose up to three topics and discuss your questions with an expert on each:
    • legal matters
    • HR and payroll
    • taxation
    • accounting
    • immigration to Hungary

This package is ideal for clients who already have a business abroad and want to open a subsidiary or a branch office in Hungary, and who want to better understand their options and the local regulations before taking their first step.

Additional services

Setting up your Hungarian company as an affiliate to a foreign business is possible in other packages as well, for an additional EUR 500 (+VAT if applicable).

If you are interested in getting residency through business operation, please check out our options for business immigration here.

Click here to see our brochure with a comparison table.

Accounting rates are based on your company’s business activity and volume, although all our packages include the work of an English-speaking, certified accountant, representation at the tax authority in case of inspections, and liability insurance to cover potential accounting errors. Some activities may be considered high-risk and incur higher accounting fees. At the same time, we do our best to offer cost effective solutions to clients and will be happy to work with your staff to share the workload in an optimal way.

Contact us for a tailored quote

Registered seat and mail processing/forwarding service

Our virtual office service satisfies all the needs of a foreign-owned company that does not wish to employ an assistant for handling official mail. It includes the following:

  • registered seat at a central Budapest address
  • receiving and registering incoming mail
  • unlimited scanned and emailed official mail forwarding
  • direct mail forwarding to your accountant
  • English-language summaries as necessary
  • secure disposal of junk mail

You may order the service for just one month or for two years – the longer the period, the smaller the monthly price. Stay with us for more than a year, and get a 20% discount on your first year price.

Single purchase / First year:

  • 1 month: EUR 150 (+VAT)
  • 3 months: EUR 400 (+VAT)
  • 6 months: EUR 750 (+VAT)
  • 1 year: EUR 1,200 (+VAT)
  • 2 years: EUR 2,000 (+VAT)

Starting from year 2:

  • 1 month: EUR 120 (+VAT)
  • 3 months: EUR 320 (+VAT)
  • 6 months: EUR 600 (+VAT)
  • 1 year: EUR 960 (+VAT)
  • 2 years: EUR 1,600 (+VAT)

Click here to see our brochure with a comparison table (in English).

Premium business plans and market research projects are priced based on a list of research questions and objectives provided by the client before the start. We understand that with all the costs of launching a new business or project, it can be difficult to allocate funds for market research and the temptation can be great to reduce cost by finding ‘free’ information through internet search or informal sources. In our experience, however, such short-cuts rarely pay off, and therefore we will try and work with you to meet your budget while also providing the essential information and contacts you need.

Business plans for residency application: EUR 800-1200 (+VAT if applicable)

 

Below you can find a list of services we provide on a regular basis. If you do not see what you need, you are still welcome to contact us, and we can discuss the best business solutions for your company.

Company modification: EUR 1,500 (+VAT)

Market or partner research: starting from EUR 1,500 (+VAT)

Business location search (office, warehouse): priced individually, ask for a quote

Authentication

  • Company extract: EUR 100 (+VAT) (in Hungarian) / EUR 150 (+VAT) (in English)
  • Company stamp: starting from EUR 120 (+VAT)
  • Apostille: EUR 150 (+VAT)
  • Invoice certification: EUR 120 (+VAT)
  • Certificate of origin (of merchandise): EUR 500 (+VAT)

Counsel, assistance, representation

  • Tax advisory: EUR 120 (+VAT) / hour (at least 2 hours)
  • Customs assistance: priced individually, ask for a quote
  • Assistance with registration in electronic administration (Ügyfélkapu, or the “Client Gate”): EUR 200 (+VAT)
  • Trademark registration: EUR 1,000 (+VAT) (Hungary) or EUR 2,000 (+VAT) (EU)

Recruitment and hire

All packages include the following:

  • HR consultation (max. 2 hours) – formulating salary and job description
  • Advertising the position (4 weeks, on the biggest job portal)
  • Screening and phone interviews – assistance in choosing the best candidate
  • Preparing and filling out the employment contract
  • Registration at relevant state authorities

Flat-rate, all-inclusive packages

  1. Entry-level package: EUR 1,200 (+VAT if applicable)
    For basic office assistant positions that do not require any special qualifications other than knowledge of English
  1. Mid-level package: EUR 1,800 (+VAT if applicable)
    For employees with 1-5 years’ experience and/or professional qualification
  1. Senior package: EUR 3,000 (+VAT if applicable)
    For managerial or other senior positions

Replacement if the employee is leaving within the obligatory 3-month trial period (available for Mid-level and Senior package): 50% of the recruitment fee

Work permit application for non-EU employees (when purchased together with recruitment): EUR 750 (+VAT if applicable) which includes the social security number and the tax number for the employee (standard price for this package: EUR 1,200+VAT)

Registration card for EU citizen employees: EUR 300 (+VAT if applicable) which includes the registration card application, the social security number and the tax number for the employee

Ongoing HR support:
starting from EUR 80 (+VAT) /employee /month

We are happy to offer you an affordable, flat-rate option for keeping tabs on all administrative and HR tasks related to your staff. Sparing you the hassle of payroll, holiday and sick leave administration, hiring and firing procedures, we will take care of all of this directly with your employee (if you wish), so you can focus on running your business.

On-going services:
Included for companies of all sizes

  • Setting up salary and tax payments in the company’s internet bank
  • Holiday administration
  • Sick leave administration
  • Monthly payroll and tax statements
  • Signing payroll related documents on the employer’s behalf (with an authorization)

One-time and yearly services:
Only included for companies with 4+ employees. Otherwise available as consultation, on an hourly basis (EUR 80/hour)

  • Setting up the company’s fringe benefit system (advising the company owner and the staff on various options and taking care of the administration of these)
  • HR consultation (1hr/person/year) to handle specific issues with each staff member
  • Submitting the employee’s personal income tax returns
  • Organizing obligatory yearly health check-ups and fire safety trainings
  • Handling the distribution of year-end documents
  • Labor contract modifications (max. 2/year/employee)
  • Bonus agreements and documentation (max. 2/year/employee)
  • Handling exit documents in case the employee is leaving

Additional assistance is available on an hourly basis, e.g. HR consultation, legal and labor law consultation – please contact us to request a tailored quote!

Please contact your account manager to request a tailored quote and start the process of building a successful organization in Hungary!

Immigration services

Business immigration: residence permit through company formation

Choose the package that best suits your business goals and plans in Hungary. All of our packages include everything that is compulsory, with no hidden fees or extras.

Starter: EUR 4,490 (+VAT if applicable)

Including:

  • company incorporation (incl. bank account assistance, VAT registration)
  • registered office and mail forwarding / processing for one year
  • business plan for the purposes of residency application
  • tax number and social security number for the applicant (company director)
  • residency application (consulting and paperwork assistance)
  • invitation letter (issued by our company)

Basic: EUR 5,690 (+VAT if applicable)

In addition to everything in the Starter package, you get the following:

  • accountancy for the first 6 months – Complete with handling up to 3 currency accounts, issuing up to 20 invoices per month, and doing payroll for up to 2 employees.

Advanced: EUR 7,190 (+VAT if applicable)

In addition to everything in the Basic package, you get the following:

  • family unification – Residence permit not only for the CEO but also for 2 family members (it can include spouse and underage children)

Premium: EUR 10,990 (+VAT if applicable)

In addition to everything in the Advanced package, you get the following:

  • family unification – Residence permit not only for the CEO but also for their spouse and all underage children.
  • business launch support – Customized assistance with starting your operation in a new country, building connections, getting a better grip on the landscape, and finding what you need.

Click here to see our brochure with a comparison table.

Additional related services:

  • family unification residence permit: EUR 1,000 (+VAT) / person (+the actual translation cost)
  • work permit for additional directors/staff: EUR 1,200 (+VAT) / person (+the actual translation cost)
  • VIP client visits with a designated driver/personal assistant: from EUR 250 (+VAT)/day

Residency Renewal

  • Residency Renewal Package for main applicant (if the previous application was done by Helpers): EUR 2,500 (+VAT), with business plan update included
  • Residency Renewal Package for main applicant (if the previous application was NOT done by Helpers): EUR 3,000 (+VAT), with business plan update included
  • Residency Renewal for family members: EUR 1,000 (+VAT) / person

Please contact us to receive a comprehensive price quote!

Please note that depending on your circumstances we might not be able to provide these services, but feel free to ask for a quote. In other cases we might outsource these services to our trusted partners who are dedicated to providing the same high-quality service that is the standard at Helpers. As a result, the prices listed here are indicative.

Relocation consultation: EUR 120 / hour (+VAT). During the consultation, you will be able to discuss your options and requirements for the residence permit application with our expert colleague. One session takes about an hour and if you decide to go ahead with our services acquiring the permit after this, the consultation fee is 100% deductible.

For EU nationals

Registration card and address card for EEA nationals: EUR 600 (+VAT) / person

For non-EU nationals

Residence permit for gainful activity (for managing directors of Hungarian companies, business plan included): EUR 3,000 (+ VAT)
Work permit & residence permit for additional directors/staff: from EUR 1,300 (+VAT) / person (+the actual translation cost)

Residence permit for other purposes: EUR 1,000 (+VAT) / person
Residence permit and address card for non EU family member of EU citizen (valid for 5 years): EUR 1,000 / person (+VAT) (+the actual translation cost)
Family unification residence permit: EUR 1,000 / person (+VAT) (+the actual translation cost)

White Card: EUR 1,000 / person (+VAT)

National permanent residence permit: EUR 1,500 (+VAT) / person

In addition, we also offer some of these residency solutions in packages. Click here  to find out more about residency through business ownership (business immigration).

Work permit & resident permit*: from EUR 1,300 (+VAT) (+the actual translation cost)
Intra-corporate transfer: from EUR 1,300 (+VAT) (+the actual translation cost)

* As of January 2014, there is a single permit that unites what were formerly known as work permit and residency for employment purposes. As such, clients seeking to settle in Hungary for the purposes of employment will need only this one procedure.

Please note that depending on your circumstances we might not be able to provide these services, but feel free to ask for a quote. In other cases we might outsource these services to our trusted partners who are dedicated to providing the same high-quality service that is the standard at Helpers. As a result, the prices listed here are indicative.

Non-EU residency application, including family unification: EUR 1,000 (+VAT if applicable) / person (+ the actual cost of translation)

For families applying for residency together, we offer significant package discounts.

Click here to learn about our other residency options!

Eligibility Consultation only: USD 200 (+ 27% VAT if applicable). Deductible from the citizenship application package
We check whether you are eligible based on your knowledge about your ancestry, and whether the documents you have are sufficient. If it turns out you need genealogy research, our trusted genealogy researcher partners can recover your documents. In case you are not eligible for citizenship based on ancestry, other options might also be available for you based on your history and your future plans. You can also become a resident of Hungary, which offers similar privileges but the requirements are different.

Genealogy Research and/or Acquiring Proof of Ancestry (if required): individual pricing starting at USD 1,490 (+ 27% VAT if applicable)
If you do not have the necessary information or papers available, we will do the required family tree research (anywhere within present-day Hungary and even in former Hungarian territory, meaning the neighboring countries) and obtain proof of ancestry on your behalf.

Citizenship Application Package: individual pricing, starting from USD 2,600 (+ 27% VAT if applicable)
We check whether you are eligible based on your knowledge about your ancestry, and whether the documents you have are sufficient. If it turns out you need genealogy research, our partner genealogist runs a pre-genealogy check to see whether your Hungarian ancestors’ documents are still available or not. We assess your knowledge of Hungarian with respect to the citizenship interview requirements, and determine if you need extra preparation. We prepare your application package (documents you have to submit upon application), help you decide where to apply and how to book an appointment. We provide full support from step 1 to receiving your citizenship.

Hungarian Language Lessons (online or offline) Specifically for Citizenship Interview (if needed)
We work with language teachers specialized in preparing you for the citizenship interview, and offer tailored preparatory courses on- or off-line (with a usual maximum of 25 lessons required).

Tax consultancy: on an hourly basis, USD 120 / hour (+VAT if applicable)
Consult a taxation specialist to see if you will have any tax obligations in Hungary. (Recommended for those who intend to move to Hungary.)

Do you already know what you need? Go to the order form and let us know!

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For those who want to obtain 10-year Hungarian residency for themselves and their family members as part of the golden visa program, three options will be available. Whichever you choose, no minimum stay requirement will apply to you.

Real estate bonds: EUR 250,000

Purchase bonds issued by a real estate fund registered by the Hungarian National Bank (MNB)

Real estate: EUR 500,000

Purchase residential real estate in Hungary

Donation: EUR 1,000,000

Donate to a designated educational or cultural institution

Processing fee: To be announced

In the Hungarian investment immigration program that ran until 2017, there was a set processing fee defined for every application. We expect this will be the case in the new program as well. Stay tuned for more information.

Invest in Hungary

The Hungarian investment immigration program is expected to become active in 2024, exact date to be announced.

Today, the Hungarian government has published plans to introduce a new golden visa option for investors (known in Hungarian as “guest investor residence permit”), making this the latest and most attractive investment residency program in the EU.

What to expect from Europe’s latest Golden Visa program for investors?

Investors can choose from the following 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

Either type of investment will grant the investor and their family residency in Hungary for 10 years, with no minimum stay requirement.

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 including:

  • Company formation, registration, and bank account opening assistance
  • First year accountancy and registered office / mail administration for the company
  • Developing a solid business plan
  • Property search to find the best properties
  • Comprehensive legal assistance for the purchase
  • Residency application for you and your family

Our franchise service is available to existing business clients already operating a Hungarian company through Helpers, and also to new clients looking for a lucrative business idea. It includes comprehensive assistance with selecting the franchise that best fits your interests and goals in Hungary, complete with setting up the company and getting residency for yourself and your close family members.

Franchise setup: EUR 9,990 + VAT (if applicable)

This service can be paid for in 3 instalments so you can minimize risks and get the most out of your budget.

1st instalment: EUR 200 + VAT (if applicable)

  • Initial franchise consultation
  • Access to our up-to-date franchise portfolio
  • Detailed information on selected franchises
  • Visit to existing locations (if available)

2nd instalment: EUR 4,990 + VAT (if applicable)

  • Company registration / modification (in person or via Power of Attorney)
  • Company seat address for 1 year (incl. mail forwarding)
  • Chamber of Commerce / Agriculture registration (as necessary)
  • Negotiation of franchise terms with the franchise owner
  • Finalizing franchise agreement via our expert legal team
  • Assistance with signing contracts related to business launch

3rd instalment: EUR 4,800 + VAT (if applicable)

  • Business plan for the purpose of residency application
  • Residence permit assistance for managing director
  • Residence permit assistance for family members

Investment in residential or commercial property

When buying an apartment, a house, or any kind of commercial building through Helpers, you can rest assured that you will find a good match in no time. To start the property search, we ask for an advance fee, deductible from the success fee due after you make the purchase.

Your costs will be made up of the following:

  • Property search advance fee: EUR 800 (+VAT if applicable), which covers a consultation about your requirements and your best options, our team selecting the properties that best match your query, and reviewing the selection together with a colleague (in person if you are in Budapest)
  • Success fee for residential property (payable only if a deal is finalized): 0.5-1.5% of the purchase price minus the advance fee (+VAT if applicable)
  • Success fee for commercial property (payable only if a deal is finalized): 0.5-2% of the investment minus the advance fee (+VAT if applicable)
  • Legal fees: max. 1% of the investment (+VAT if applicable), which covers the preparation of the contract, the transfer of ownership, and the registration of the property under your name
  • Registration tax: 4% of the investment, collected by the Hungarian Tax Authority
  • For non-EU citizens a purchase license is required before the sale can be approved by the state: EUR 200 (+VAT if applicable)

Property management

Whether you want to rent out your apartment (either short or long term) or use it only when you are in Hungary, with our management, this will not result in any wear and tear.

Long term rentals

Price: 16% of the monthly rental fee, at least EUR 60 (+VAT) / month.

Includes:

  • Periodic check-ups of the property
  • Picking up mail
  • Notifying you of any broken appliances or other required repairs
  • Collecting rent from the tenant
  • Paying the bills
  • Representing you at building assemblies
  • Serving as a general contact and keyholder for your property

Additional services:

  • Arranging repairs at the property: priced individually

Short term rentals

Ask for an individual quote.

Want to sell your apartment?

In case you are planning to sell your property in Budapest, let us know. We will include it in our portfolio we show our clients interested in property purchase, so you can more easily find a reliable buyer.

Crucially, you pay nothing until a deal is finalized and signed — and before you commit, we will calculate the total cost for you.

Your costs will be made up of the following:
Success fee (payable only if a deal is finalized): 2% of the purchase price
Legal fees: max. 1% of the investment
Registration tax: 4% of the investment
Purchase licenses, documents: EUR 200 (+VAT if applicable)

If you would like to get an estimate of the cost structure in advance, please consult with our investment advisor!

Additional services for property buyers:
If you’re buying a property through Helpers, you become eligible for significant discounts on our property management packages — please click here for details.

Our services are priced based on the value of the investment and the complexity of the legal and licensing procedure.

Crucially, you pay nothing until a deal is finalized and signed – and before you commit, we will calculate the total cost for you.

Your costs will be made up of the following:
Success fee (payable only if a deal is finalized): 1-3% of the investment
Legal fees: max. 1% of the investment
Registration tax: 4% of the investment
Purchase licenses, documents: EUR 200 (+VAT if applicable)

If you would like to get an estimate of the cost structure in advance, please consult with our investment advisor!

Starting package

Price: EUR 240 (+VAT if applicable)
Includes:

  • Consultancy with our real estate advisor
  • Transfer of utilities contracts (electricity, gas, phone, water)

Starting package Plus

Price: EUR 420 (+VAT if applicable)
Includes:

  • Consultancy with our real estate advisor
  • Transfer of utilities contracts (electricity, gas, phone, water)
  • cable or satellite TV, internet
  • applying for home insurance

“Home management” package

Monthly fee: 12% of the rent
Includes:

  • periodic check-ups of the property
  • picking up mail
  • notifying you of any broken appliances or other required repairs
  • collecting rent from the tenant
  • paying the bills
  • representing you at building assemblies
  • serving as a general contact and keyholder for your property

“Vacation rental” package

Monthly fee: 35% of the total income
Includes:

  • 24/7 on-call and online assistance for guests
  • management of the advertisement with text, pictures, guidebook, etc.
  • management of check-in and check-out
  • cleaning
  • management of pricing (season, weekdays, Formula 1, etc)
  • management of calendar
  • providing amenities
  • “Welcome pack”
  • Hungarian mobile phone to keep contact with guests
  • regular maintenance work of the property

Additional services

Price: EUR 25/hour (+VAT if applicable)
You may require some additional services that are not included in the packages above. We are happy to help you with anything, please find some ideas below:

  • assembly of furniture
  • interior design
  • moving and packaging
  • finding repairmen and other providers
  • representing you at the apartment owners’ general meetings

Discounts and special offers:
If you buy your property through Helpers, you will receive our Starting Package free of charge!

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