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!



Stay in Hungary after you graduate: “Study-to-work” residence permit

Are you studying in Hungary as an international student? Have you ever wondered if you could stay in Hungary after you graduate? Just find a work or start a business in Hungary – you have 9 month for that with the new “study-to-work” residence permit.

Chinese investors interested in Hungarian real estate

Are you are planning to make a real estate investment in Hungary as a non-EU investor? Then consider complementing your investment with setting up a Hungarian company and applying for Hungarian residency.

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 though 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 14 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 are looking for.


Work permit & resident permit*: EUR 900 (+VAT)

Resident permit/Long-term visa (non-EU, no gainful activity): EUR 600 (+VAT)

For family members: EUR 600 (+VAT)/person

Full-service packages for students, including assistance with university selection and application, travel and housing arrangements: between EUR 850 and EUR 1,500 (+VAT if applicable).

Driving license localization: EUR 300 (+VAT) (+the actual translation cost)

Registration card (EU): EUR 180 (+VAT)

Social security card: EUR 100 (+VAT)

Tax number: 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).


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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