Client testimonial

Andrea from Helpers was amazing help in securing our Hungarian residency permits. She is very friendly and efficient, taking care of the issue in a timely manner. Highly recommended!



Where to retire in Europe?

Have you always had the dream of retiring in Europe? Are you looking for a place that not only has the charm of the Old World, but is also a cheap European country? If the answer is yes, Hungary is the ideal choice for you.

Effortless company formation lets you focus on business growth

There’s an unavoidable amount of filing documents, corresponding with various authorities, checking deadlines and regulations… Clearly, it’s not the best use of your time to deal with these issues. Setting up a Hungarian company with Helpers will get these boring but necessary tasks out of the way. Let’s see some of the advantages you will get to benefit from.

Useful Tips

Did you know that certain types of permanent residence permits in Hungary do not require you to live in Hungary full-time? If you are an international businessperson who travels a lot, a Hungarian resident permit will make your life easier!

Residence permit in Hungary

If you’re moving to Hungary for work or business, or simply looking for a safe and inexpensive way to acquire an EU residence permit, Hungary is a great choice, with several options available to clients of all nationalities and backgrounds, whether from Europe or anywhere else in the world. You can get a temporary or permanent residence permit through employment, starting a business in Hungary, student status, and so on. To find the best option for you and your family, please schedule a free consultation!

Why Hungary?

  • low living and business costs
  • low taxes (9% corporate tax, 15% dividend tax)
  • beautiful, centrally located country in Europe
  • great public safety and friendly climate
  • easy business setup and immigration solutions
  • visa-free travel in Europe with Hungarian residency
  • company formation and residency available to all nationalities
  • good international schools and English-speaking universities

Residence permit options

With 10 years’ experience, Helpers is the leading provider of full-service business and immigration solutions in Hungary. We offer all types of residency from work visas and business immigration to family and student visas, investment immigration and many more. With hundreds of satisfied clients, we are confident that we can get you the working visa, permanent resident card, student visa or whatever other type of document you need in order to relocate to Europe.


The most common types of permits and other documents requested are:

Immigration and residency:

Resident permit/Long-term visa (non-EU, no gainful activity): EUR 600 (+VAT)
Registration card (EU): EUR 180 (+VAT)
Citizenship application: EUR 2,000 (+ VAT)
Address registration: EUR 100 (+VAT)
Driving license localization: EUR 300 (+VAT) (+the actual translation cost)

Employment and work visa:

Work permit & resident permit*: EUR 900 (+VAT)
Social security card: EUR 100 (+VAT)
Tax number: EUR 100 (+VAT)
Opening bank account: EUR 100 (+VAT)

* 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.

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).

If you are looking for something that is not on the list above, contact us for a tailored quote!


Your passport must be valid at least 90 days longer than the permit you are applying for; this means that if your passport is close to expiring, you will need to renew it before we submit your residency application, otherwise your permit will only be issued up to the expiry date of your passport.

Hungarian state health insurance provides comprehensive coverage in Hungary and basic coverage in the rest of the EU as well. This option is only available to Hungarian residents, so you will be eligible for state health care after you get your residency in Hungary. In the meantime, we can recommend you a comprehensive private health insurance plan that is not very expensive and acceptable for residency.

Minimum 30 days before the expiry of your resident permit, we must submit an application for renewal and confirm that the details of the original application are still in place.

The price of the driving license localization service covers the costs of the process itself and the work of your personal helper who will get everything done for you. The price of the official translation varies in each case based on the source language, and therefore cannot be calculated in average. Not including it in our price is how we can give the best price to all of our clients.

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We are always open to finding custom-made solutions for clients and their families. Please contact us to get a personalized quote and procedure outline!

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