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.
When you are bringing talent to your Hungarian company from your home country, you should be aware of the most important aspects of employment as defined by the local labor law. Take a look at our quick summary of the most basic employee rights in Hungary!
There are several reasons why you may consider employing foreigners at your Hungarian company. In many foreign-owned companies it is essential to have some key positions filled by employees from their country of origin. You may need their knowledge, expertise, their language skills or in some cases there is simply no Hungarian candidate that would qualify for the position. If any of these situations are familiar to you, you should know what to pay attention to before making an offer to a foreigner. Who needs a work permit? EEA citizens will not need a work permit. However, they will need a Hungarian tax number and social security number as well as a registration card (at the latest, 90 days after their arrival to Hungary). The case is a bit more…