Residence permit application


 To lodge an application, you are required to book an appointment online.


  • Appointments can only be arranged via the booking system above. To facilitate the procedure, please have a valid personal e-mail address at the time of lodging your application! Thank you!
  • Only applicants with a pre-booked appointment will be allowed to enter to the premises of the consular section, accompanying family members, friends are requested to wait outside!
  • Applicants with pending procedures will be contacted by the embassy, once there is a decision taken, or call for action released in their applications.

 Before booking appointment, please check the information regarding the procedure, as well as the list of supporting documents! 


The application forms for a stay longer than 90 days (employment, study, etc.) and other documents are available on the website of the Hungarian National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing. Please note that different application forms have to be filled in for different purposes of stay. 


If you attend to stay in Hungary longer than 90 days, you shall apply for a residence permit.

The application can also be submitted through ENTERHUNGARY online system, in which case the Embassy in Pristina is not involved. Please note that if your Hungarian residence permit has expired and you have not applied for an extension within the deadline, you will next time only be able to submit your application through the competent diplomatic mission.

The competent authority for issuing residence permit is the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (Országos Idegenrendészeti Főigazgatóság, former Office of Immigration and Asylum). 

An application for residence permit may be submitted at the consulate of Hungary located in the country where the applicant’s permanent or temporary residence is located, or in the country of the applicant’s nationality.

Apart from the submission of applications at Hungarian diplomatic mission as a general rule, Hungarian law also provides the possibility of submitting such applications in Hungary as well.

Please note that detailed information of all types of residence permit applications and Application Forms are available on the website of the Hungarian immigration authority National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.


Residence permit for the purpose of employment 

Residence permit for employment for the purpose of investment

Residence permit for the purpose of study  

Residence permit for the purpose of family reunification 

Residence permit for other purposes 


When the application is submitted, the applicant’s facial likeness and – over the age of six years – fingerprint will be taken for the residence permit issued with biometric data.

If the decision of the regional directorate is in favour of the application for residence permit, it shall constitute approval for the issue of an entry visa (D visa) for receiving a residence permit, of which the competent consulate officer shall be notified. The entry visa for receiving a residence permit shall be issued by the competent consulate officer based on the regional directorate’s decision.


Moreover, please note that D visas for entitlement to receive a residence permit issued to third-country nationals are single-entry visas authorising a stay of not more than 30 days, therefore we recommend to visit the regional directorate of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing responsible for the place where their future accommodation is located as soon as possible after entering Hungary in order to receive the residence permit and register such Hungarian accommodation.

Bearing in mind that the 3-months validity of the D visa - in the possession of which you can enter Hungary and receive your residence permit – starts with the date of approval, we strongly recommend not to submit your residence permit application more than 2-3 months before the intended travel date.

In case of refusal, the decision can be appealed within 8 calendar days of delivery, submitted to the authority of first instance: at the Consulate of the Embassy of Hungary in Pristina (respectively where the decision was made). The fee for the appeal is 160 EUR.


When lodging the application, you are expected to:

  • Present an application form duly filled and signed. Application form is free of charge and can be downloaded from here
  • In case a minor (under 18) would travel alone, he/she shall submit an application form signed by both parents exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship. The minor shall also present a declaration of permission by both parents (exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship). In case the minor is travelling only with one of his/her parents, the other parent’s permission is needed. The declaration of permission has to be original and certified by public notary.
  • Present a passport, which shall be valid at least for three months. Please check out before applying whether your passport contains at least two blank pages and it has to be issued within the previous 10 years.
  • Present 2 biometric photos taken in the last 3 months, facing the objective directly, visible in the face, ears and forehead and the backlight must be white, size 35 mm x 45 mm.
  • Pay the residence permit application fee of 110 EUR (except for applicants who are granted Stipendium Hungaricum state scholarships, whose application is free of charge).