The work permit issued to third country nationals in Hungary is always tied to a specific job. Because of this, there should be an agreement between the employer and the employee before the work permit application is submitted. The agreement is preferably a labor contract (although it can also be a preliminary agreement as well).
When you are moving your business to Hungary, you should be aware of the regulations that will apply to your employees. Working time in Hungary is strictly regulated to ensure that employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance, while employers can take advantage of their workers remaining healthy and motivated. Read our comprehensive summary to learn what you can expect from your employees.
It is a common misconception that if you are a third-country national staying in Hungary with a residence permit based on employment (a work permit), you MUST switch to family unification when you are getting married. Actually, the issue is more complex, and depends on the nationality of your spouse.
Many who come to Hungary with a family unification visa hope to switch to a work permit as soon as they arrive. However, you cannot simply switch from one type of residence permit to another. Let us explain why, and what are the things you actually can do if you want to find employment in Hungary and start working.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all territories of life over this extraordinary year of 2020. In March, most of the world went into lockdown, and for a short time even administrative processes were restricted in Hungary. While the pandemic is not yet over, administrative operations have resumed over the summer.