Hungary white card

A White Card is a new type of residence permit introduced by the Hungarian government, specifically targeting digital nomads who are nationals of third countries



The application fees for this visa would be $125.


The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $2175.


This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 12 months.


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Eligibility critieria

  1. You have to be a third-country national (not from EEA area).
  2. You have to have proof of employment that is outside of Hungary that can be performed, managed or supervised using digital means.
  3. You have to plan to stay in Hungary for at least 90 days out of every 180-day period.
  4. You have to have no gainful activities in Hungary, which means you don’t work for a Hungarian employer or have shares in a Hungarian company or generate profit in any way from a Hungarian entity.
  5. You must have a monthly income equal or more than EUR 2,000. You must provide documentation that shows that this has been your income for at least 6 months before the date of start of your intended stay in Hungary.

Application process

  1. You need to fill this application and send it (by post or electronically) if you are residing in Hungary, or present it in person to the nearest Hungarian consulate. The photo should be maximum 3 months old. When submitting the application, you will also undergo a biometric scan.
  2. The fee for the process is EUR 60 and it shall be paid in the consulate by card or bank transfer.
  3. Document showing the purpose of residence. This is your employment proof; it can be a certificate from the company where you are employed, or your client detailing your activities, how you work remotely, duration of work and your position and duties. If you run a company, you will need to provide information about your business, your duties, and a document showing your ownership of the company or shares in it. Documents must also include the registration of the company and its profits.
  4. Proof of earning. A document that shows that, at least for the last 6 months, you have been earning a minimum of EUR 2,000 per month and that you will have this income for the whole duration of your stay in Hungary.
  5. Proof of accommodation. You need to show a prof that you have a place to stay in Hungary.
  6. A comprehensive health insurance plan.
  7. A valid passport.
  8. A statement that shows commitment to leave the EU if your application was not approved.

Relevant details

  1. The White Card is valid for 1 year, with the possibility of extension for 1 more year.
  2. If you plan to apply for permanent residency in Hungary, the years that you spent there with the White Card will not count in the total years required to apply for permanent residency.
  3. The White Card can’t be used for family reunification, this means that if you are a holder of the White Card, your family will have to apply separately for residency.
  4. The card can be withdrawn from you if any of the criteria stop applying, or you breach any of the rules associated with being a holder of the White Card.

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