Third-country nationals who are considered to have in-demand skills are now eligible for a new expedited two-to-three week Single Permit processing time, instead of the normal processing time of up to 14 weeks. Currently, expedited processing is only available to nationals of a neighbouring country of Hungary, however the list of eligible nationals may be expanded to all third-country nationals.
Two new immigration categories have been introduced to streamline the immigration process for intracompany transferees in Hungary.
The Intra-Corporate Transferee Permit is a permit issued in another EU Member State that allows third-country nationals to work and reside in Hungary at a company in the same corporate group as in the other EU Member State for up to 90 days. The Long-Term Mobility Permit is a residence permit that allows Intra-Corporate Transferee Permit holders whose assignments are over 90 days to reside in Hungary.
Companies sending workers to provide services to a client or affiliate in Hungary from another European Economic Area country must now complete a new online registration process prior to the employee’s start date. This requirement is in addition to all other existing registration requirements, and it only applies to employees who remain on home payroll.
Residents of the Kingdom of Bahrain can now apply for visas to Hungary at the visa application centre launched for the Embassy of Hungary in the capital city of Manama.
Applicants can visit VFS Global’s modern and well-appointed centre to submit visa applications and enrol for biometrics.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is the fourth country in the Middle East, after Kuwait, the UAE and Saudi Arabia from where applicants can apply for a visa to Hungary.