The Immigration Office issues a new biometric residence permit type, the EU Blue Card for citizens of 3rd countries.
An EU Blue Card is a work permit and a residence permit in one document which allows highly-skilled non-EU citizens to work and live EU-wide. The EU Blue Card would be valid at least for 1 year and at longest for 4 years. After 4 years the card can be renewed for another 4 years.
Possessing the EU Blue Card for a period of at least three years may lead to be entitled for permanent residency. Blue Card holders are granted the same social and labor rights as the citizens of the receiving country including the right to family reunification.
After the first two years of legal employment in Hungary, the Blue Card holder may seek highly qualified employment in a second EU Member State.
List of requirements for the first application procedure:
An official job offer at longest for 4-year period of employment or a job contract
Valid labor demand (obtained by HRO)
Official Hungarian translation of the diploma
Accommodation reporting signed by the owner(s)
Flat lease contract and land registry certificate
Document certifying the cost of living (bank account statement or job contract)
These requirements also need to be met when a Blue Card holder from another EU country applies (at the earliest after 18 months) to work in another EU country.
During the application procedure a digital photo shall be taken of the applicant and in case of applicants above the age of 6 years their fingerprint is scanned.
The fees of the process are the following:
18,000 HUF - in case of the first EU Blue Card application for non-EU citizens
10,000 HUF – in case of renewal, replacement, change of the EU Blue Card
The exact application process and the fees are under discussion. CEU HRO continuously communicates with the Immigration Office. In case we get to know any important and specific details of the practice, we share this information with the CEU Community.
Should you have any questions, please contact Agnes Schmiz (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the HR Office or the Customer Service of the Immigration Office (Phone number: (1) 463-9100).