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!



Hungarian Golden Visa Program FAQ

Since the Hungarian Golden Visa program has already launched, some questions asked previously have now been answered by the Immigration Office.

“National Card”: special residency benefits for several additional countries

The National Card is a new type of resident permit introduced with the new immigration law in 2024. This permit was originally offered only to Serbian and Ukrainian citizens but this list has now been expanded.

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. You can get a temporary or permanent residence permit through employment, starting a business in Hungaryfamily status, and so on. To find the best option for you and your family, please schedule a 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 15+ 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 or whatever other type of document you are looking for.


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).


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.

Ask for a Quote

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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