Hungary: White Card 

January 26, 2022

Key Points 

  • Introduction of the White Card permit for foreign nationals to live in Hungary while working for a company outside of the country 

Overview  

The government of Hungary introduced a new residence permit type called the White Card. The validity of the White Card is limited to a maximum period of one year but may be extended once for one additional year. The White Card can be granted to foreign nationals who meet the following qualifications: 

  • Hold a work contract in a country other than Hungary; or 
  • Own a share in a company with a verified profit in a country other than Hungary; and 
  • The individual does not pursue any gainful activity while in Hungary and does not hold a share in a Hungarian company 

What are the Changes? 

The government of Hungary introduced a new residence permit type that will allow foreign nationals to live in Hungary for a one-year period while employed for a company located outside of the country.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Hungary’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information on Hungary.  


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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