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Which ministry has overall responsibility?

Ministry of Interior

Are there other ministries involved?

Ministry of Human Capacities

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for visa policy, foreign policies and foreign relations with non-EU countries. It assesses appeals against the consul's decision on applications for visas not exceeding three months.

Diplomatic missions abroad

Missions abroad are responsible for issuing visas to non-EU citizens admitted to Hungary and for assessing applications for visas not exceeding three months (including seasonal working visa).

What are the implementing agencies?

National General-Directorate for Aliens Policing

The National General-Directorate for Aliens Policing, under the direction of the Ministry of Interior, is responsible for implementing migration policies.

Public Employment Service and the Regional Employment Offices:

  • Central Transdanubian Regional Employment Offices
  • West Transdanubian Regional Employment Offices
  • South Transdanubian Regional Employment Offices
  • Central Hungarian Regional Employment Offices
  • North Hungarian Regional Employment Offices
  • South Plain Regional Employment Offices
  • North Plain Regional Employment Offices

Central Administration of Health Care Insurance

Central Administration of National Pension Insurance

Are there general immigration policy papers?

In September 2013 the Government, with its decision 1698/2013, adopted the Migration Strategy, upon which it based the seven-year-long strategic plan document related to the Asylum and Migration Fund of the European Union for the period 2014-2020.

Are there impact assessments, studies and reports available?

The activities carried out within the framework of the Hungarian National Contact Point of the European Migration Network is resulting in the preparation of more relevant reports and studies in the field of immigration and integration.

European Migration Network Hungary works under the Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Relations of the Ministry of Interior.

The reports and studies are available on the abovementioned website and on that of the European Migration Network.

What is the key legislation?

The Fundamental Law of Hungary

Act LV of 1993 on the Hungarian Citizenship

Act LXXX of 2007 on Asylum

Implementing Government Decree 301/2007 (XI. 9.) of the Act LXXX on Asylum

Act I of 2007 on the Entry and Stay of Persons with the Right of Free Movement and Residence

Act II of 2007 on the Entry and Stay of Third Country Nationals (ThirdA)

Government Decree 113/2007 (V. 24.) on the Implementation of Act I of 2007 on the Entry and Stay of Persons with the Right of Free Movement and Residence (ImpMinDec)

Government Decree 114/2007 (V. 24.) on the Implementation of Act II of 2007 on the Entry and Stay of Third-Country Nationals

Government Decree 445/2013 (XI. 28.) on the Authorisation of Employment of non-EU Nationals in Hungary. The Decree refers to: procedures other than the single application procedure; the exemptions of such authorisation obligation; the involvement of the metropolitan and county government offices as opinion makers in single application procedures; the notification of employment of non-EU nationals’ authorisation for free employment in Hungary and salary reimbursement.

Act CXC of 2011 on National Public Education

Act CCIV of 2011 on National Higher Education

Act C of 2001 on the Recognition of Foreign Certifications and Degrees

Act III of 1993 on Social Governance and Social Benefits

Act IV of 1991 on Job Assistance and Unemployment Benefits (EmployA)

Act CXV of 2009 on Sole Entrepreneur and Sole Company

Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code

What are the national scientific research and statistical offices on immigration?

Hungarian Central Statistical Office