2021. January 26., Tuesday

Registration Card / Residence Permit

Registration Card


Students from EU countries and EEA are obliged to declare their local address (latest within 15 days after the arrival in Hungary!).

 

Documents to be submitted in order to receive a registration card:

Please, make sure to have a copy of all original documents!

  • Application form: “Data sheet to issue registration certificate for EEA Nationals and to notify the first place of residence”
  • School certificate (including information on the payment of the tuition fee)
  • Passport / ID copy
  • Copy of Bank Card
  • “Declaration on financial background”
  • Rental contract. It should be signed by the owner(s) of the flat and by 2 witnesses (Hungarian citizens). The address and the ID card number of the witnesses should also be written on the contract. Please make sure that the rental contract contains the lot number of the property/flat (HELYRAJZI SZÁM) according to the Hungarian Land Administration Office
  • Health insurance
  • A procedural fee of 1000 HUF that can be paid by credit card on spot or by cheque issued by the Immigration Office. (Cheque payment is available at post offices)

 

Residence permit

 

Non-EU or non-EEA students have to arrive with a D/student visa which is valid for 30 days. In this case, you have to declare your local address and submit the required documents (listed below) at the Immigration Office within 3 to 5 days after your arrival:

1. “Adatlap tartózkodási engedély kiadásához” form to be completed

2. If you are arriving with a D/student visa no procedural fee should be paid at the Immigration Office in Szeged.

 

Non-EU or non-EEA students arriving with no visa will receive their residence permit after handing in the following documents:

Please, make sure to have a copy of all original documents!

  • Application form: “Application for Residence Permit” and “INSET 14 (Studies or Student Mobility)
  • School certificate (including information on the payment of the tuition fee)
  • Passport (valid for at least a year)
  • 1 passport-size photo
  • Certificates proving that you are able to cover your expenses in Hungary. For this you need:
    • Bank receipt showing you have enough hard currency on your account (for your cost of living). You have to open an account at a Hungarian bank for this purpose!
    • You will also have to submit a “Supporting Declaration” provided by your parent(s) that they will financially support your studies (bank statement or employer’s certificate).
    • In case you are a scholarship student “Scholarship Certificate” is needed.
  • Rental contract. It should be signed by the owner(s) of the flat and by 2 witnesses (Hungarian citizens). The address and the ID card number of the witnesses should also be written on the contract. Please make sure that the rental contract contains the lot number of the property/flat (HELYRAJZI SZÁM) according to the Hungarian Land Administration Office.*
  • Declaration of address signed by the owner(s) of the flat. (SZÁLLÁSBEJELENTŐ LAP).
  • Health Insurance
  • In case you are not a Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship holder and if you are arriving with no visa the procedural fee is 18000 HUF that can be paid by credit card on spot or by cheque issued by the Immigration Office. (Cheque payment is available at post offices).
  • In case you are not a Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship holder and if you are extending your residence permit the procedural fee is 10000 HUF.

 

If you are extending your residence permit and your address has not changed and your rental contract is for an indefinite time you do not have to submit your contract and the ownership paper.

 

Please note that the request for the extension of residence permit should be submitted 30 days before the expiry date of the old permit. Should you fail to submit your request in time or certify your reasons in case of delay your application will be rejected! Therefore, it is recommended to start the procedure at least 40-45 days before the expiry date of the old permit.

 

The decision is made by the Immigration Office within 70 days. In case of any missing documents, 20-25 days extension can be given by the Immigration Office. It can be extended with an extra 21days by the student’s request. (total max. 45 days).

 

Necessary forms are available at registration, at the Secretariat and at the Immigration Office. Please note that requirements may change.

 

For more information on the length of the process, on accrued rights and obligations and on legal remedy please check the following website.

 

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Students arriving with visa need to go to the central building of the Immigration Office at Londoni körút 15.

 If you want to go to the customer service in the Central University Library, please keep in mind the followings:

  1. You need to book an appointment until 24:00 the day preceding your appointment in the Modulo system (until Tuesday midnight)
  2. After submitting the request, you will need to press the „Print Ticket” button which will generate a pdf file confirming your appointment. You will need to have it with you, so please download it to your mobile device or print it.
  3. Please make sure to keep the schedule.

SZTE Experience

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Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."

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Ahmad Adha - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

I am Ahmad Adha from Indonesia and currently a 3rd year student in Theoretical Linguistics PhD program. I chose the University of Szeged (SZTE) as my study destination because it is located in the center of the town and it is also the highest ranked university in Hungary. The university staff and the professors were very accommodating and understanding when I decided to change the program that suits my research topic. I am so glad that I can be a part of my current department, and of course SZTE, since it is also the Center of Pragmatic Research which aims to promote advanced linguistic pragmatic research with international collaborations. After graduating, I wish to continue to work in my academic field as a professor and a researcher. My advice for prospective SZTE students is to choose a university with a good academic reputation that fits their passion.

 

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