Non-EEA citizens from visa required countries

Students may bring immediate family members (spouse; minor children; parents who are dependents; siblings, if they are unable to provide for themselves due to health reasons) into Hungary for the duration of their studies at CEU or for the Graduation Ceremony.

It is usually easier to arrive in Hungary alone, settle down and make all necessary administrative arrangements (matriculation, residence permit, renting an apartment, obtaining permission from your landlord) so that your family member(s) may submit a well-based visa or residence permit request, which may be issued on the grounds of family reunification. However, if a student succeeds in arranging all accommodation related issues for family members (long term lease contract, proof of payment) from abroad, and shows sufficient proof of financial resources, it should be adequate to obtain a D-visa based on family reunification.

Please note that the CEU Residence Center in Budapest does not accommodate families. If you plan to bring your immediate family member(s), you shall take care of alternative accommodation arrangements.

 

In order to apply for a Letter of Invitation, students from visa required countries are required to submit the following documents to the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (former Immigration and Asylum Office) in Budapest.

Required documents for students to apply for a Letter of Invitation: Available at:
Completed Application Form Application for letter of invitation
Bank statement (in English or Hungarian) showing an adequate account balance, sufficient to support your family member(s) during their stay in Hungary
Copy of your Hungarian Residence Permit
Your CEU Certificate of Enrollment

Student Records Office

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

Proof of hotel reservation for family member(s) or

written permission from your landlord, countersigned by two witnesses

4.000 HUF Application Fee, payable by bank card on the spot

The office in charge of Invitation Letters is located in 1135 Budapest, Szegedi út 35-37. in the Twin Office Center. The process takes about fifteen days. Students must send this Invitation Letter (if approved) to their relatives, who then can start the visa application process in their home country.

More information on the legislation: http://bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=66&Item....

 

Family members are required to submit the following documents to the Hungarian Consulate to obtain a visa:

Required documents for immediate family members: Available at:
Official Letter of Invitation, approved by the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (former Immigration and Asylum Office) in Hungary Application for letter of invitation
Certificate on the immediate relationship  
Visa application form depending on the length of the planned stay in Hungary Application for visa for long-term stay (with entitlement to receive a residence permit) & Appendix 2

Application for visa for short-term stay

Your CEU Certificate of Enrollment

Student Records Office 

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

Written permission from your landlord or proof of hotel reservation

 
Proof of health insurance in Hungary (original and photocopy)  
Bank statement to certify that the family member(s) can cover their living expenses in Hungary, or your declaration that you will support your family member(s) (and adequate evidence that you are able to do so)  
Passport (valid at least 18 for months at the time of application)  

For residence purposes, family members also need to obtain a residence permit. Please contact the Student Center for further information at residenceinfo@ceu.edu, and consult the most recent information on the legislation: http://bmbah.hu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=54&Item....

 

EEA citizens

For residence purposes, family members need to obtain a registration certificate. Please contact the Student Center for further information at residenceinfo@ceu.edu.