Who needs a residence permit?

All non-Hungarian citizens with the exception of EU/EEA citizens have to have a residence permit if they wish to stay in Hungary for more than 90 days.

Where can I apply for a residence permit?

In Canada, you can apply in Ottawa. You must appear in person, as your biometrics (photo and fingerprints) will be taken on site.

If you are a Canadian or the citizen of another Schengen visa-exempt country, you can apply for residence permit in Hungary directly at National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing. For more information:  Országos Idegenrendészeti Főigazgatóság


How much is the fee of the residence permit visa application?

Residence permit application fee is 160 CAD. All visa fees are payable by credit/debit card only. We do not accept cash and cheques.

How do I get my residence permit?

If your application is approved, you will have to collect the residence permit itself in Budapest. We will affix a "type D" visa in your passport which you can use to enter Hungary (the Schengen area). If you are not able to collect your passport at the Embassy, please provide a prepaid, trackable self-addressed envelope.

​Where do I find detailed information on the different types of residence permits, forms, lists of supporting documents etc.?

At the website of the Országos Idegenrendészeti Főigazgatóság (National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing). 

Nemzetgazdasági érdekből kiadott nemzeti letelepedési engedélyek hosszabbítása

Extension of Hungarian national permanent residency card issued on the basis of national economy interest considerations:

The Embassy in Ottawa is the only competent Hungarian mission in Canada to receive such applications for extension. Decision on extension is made by Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (OIF) in Budapest.


  • Current PR card and;
  • Valid passport/ID;
  • Proof of legal stay/residence in Canada and;
  • Payment of Visa fee and;

​I am a diplomat, or work for an international organization enjoying diplomatic immunities, to be posted in Hungary.

Please contact us at consulate.ott@mfa.gov.hu.