Prolongation of residence permit for citizens of countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA)

According to Hungarian law all international students must fulfill all requirements for residency in Hungary: failure to do so will result in the termination of enrollment.

Students from countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), continuing their studies at CEU, have two options:

A. Applying for a new visa

Leave Hungary before their residence permit expire. When they return for the next academic year, they need to obtain a new visa  (see information below).

If you are applying for a new long-term visa as a continuing student, you must follow the same visa procedure as when you have applied for your first visa to Hungary. If you face difficulties with the Hungarian consulate please contact the Admissions Office.

Those students who do not live in Hungary or they have to come for consultation with their supervisor(s)  - in case they are not coming from a visa-free country - may consider applying for a multiple entry Schengen visa to Hungary. 

Required documents for applying for a new visa:

Available at:

Application Form

Application form for visa for long-term stay & Appendix 14

Schengen visa form

Proof of health insurance in Hungary

Certificate of Enrollment at CEU

Student Records Office

https://www.ceu.edu/sro/order-certificate-enrollment

Your latest bank statement indicating an account balance, sufficient to cover living expenses

Certificate of Accommodation

Dormitory (Send request to: Residence Manager, resman@ceu.edu)

Passport (valid for at least 18 months at the time of application)

 

Travel insurance

 

Four passport size photos

 

Visa fee

Please check the website of the Hungarian Consulate

Please submit your visa application documents as early as possible. Please also note that the aliens policing authority has the right to ask for further documents during the process in order to clarify the circumstances.

OR

B. Extension of your current residence permit

Apply to extend the validity of their current residence permit at least 30 days before its expiration date. The cost related to the procedure is 10,000 HUF to be paid in the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (previously Immigration and Asylum Office) by bank card.

Here is a list of documents that you need to prepare in order to apply for extension of your residence permit.

The Dean of Student Office is ready to check the collected forms. Please note: when applying for residence permit all required documents should be submitted to the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (previously Immigration and Asylum Office) at the same time.

Required documents for the extension of current residence permit:

Available at:

Application Form and Appendix / Inset 14

Dean of Students Office or here and here

Certificate of Enrollment at CEU and

Semiofficial Transcript (Up-to-date)

Student Records Office

https://www.ceu.edu/sro/order-certificate-enrollment

https://www.ceu.edu/sro/order-unofficial-transcripts

Your latest bank statement (in English or Hungarian)  indicating an account balance, sufficient to cover living expenses

Your bank (either in Hungary or abroad)

“Accommodation Reporting Form” signed by Dormitory or your landlord

Dean of Students Office

For Dormitory Students: Certificate of Accommodation

Dormitory (Send request to: Residence Manager, Resman@ceu.edu)

For Off-campus Students: rental contract in Hungarian or English (one original and one copy)

Blank contracts are available at the Dean of Students Office

Application Fee 10.000 HUF payable by bank card

Passport (valid for at least 12 months at the time of application)

 

Copy of personal data in passport, and of residence permit

 

Proof of health insurance in Hungary (Original Card and photocopy). Students should request an additional Insurance Statement if their current card does not cover the period to be extended.

Dean of Students Office (Send request to: Studentlife@ceu.edu)

One passport size photo

 

CEU ID card (and photocopy)

In case you change your address, please follow the instructions for non-EEA citizens on this page.

If you have any questions, please write to residenceinfo@ceu.edu.

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