Key Points 

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


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.? 

JANUARY 26, 2022

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