Residence Documents

Residence Documents

This section provides guidance about residence requirements and application processes in Austria and Hungary for all CEU students. 

Click here to go directly to Budapest related information below


Non-EU/EEA students who spend more than 3 months in Austria need a visa (up to 6 months) or a Residence Permit. 

For incoming students who apply the first time please visit the admission page for the relevant information.

For continuing students who would like to extend their permits, please visit this page


According to Hungarian law, international students must fulfill all requirements for residency in Hungary: failure to do so may result in suspension of enrollment.

Students holding multiple passports are advised to choose the easiest way to settle their residence status in Hungary: European Union citizens receive their legal documents rather easily, involving minimal efforts.

Please review the table below or menu to the left and select the category which applies to your circumstances:


Citizens of countries outside the EEA

Citizens of EEA Member States

Continuing students - see here

Citizens of visa required countries to Hungary, continuing (Master's or PhD) studies at CEU - see here

Citizens of EEA member states, continuing (Master's or PhD) studies at CEU - see here

If your situation differs from any of the previous ones, or you need additional information, you could always contact us at:


National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (former Immigration and Asylum Office):
Address: 1135 Budapest, Szegedi ut 35-37 (Twin Office Center Building).

Regular office hours:

  • Monday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

By public transport: bus 32 to ‘Szegedi ut’ stop - departing from Ors Vezer tere (along Metro Line 2) or from Göncz Árpád városközpont (along Metro Line 3).

Another option to reach the customer service is to take bus 20 E, 30 or 30 A, departing from Keleti Palyaudvar – along Metro lines 2 and 4. In all cases one should get off at the ‘Szegedi ut’ stop.