How to obtain the Hungarian Digital Nomad Visa
Did you know that you can take your work to Europe? In today's article we are going to give you all the information you need to know about one of the best visas for digital nomads in Europe. This is the Hungarian digital nomad visa.
Hungary has a digital nomad visa, also known as the White Card. The Hungary digital nomad visa allows you to work remotely in Hungary for any foreign employer registered outside Hungary.
Hungary shares its borders with several countries such as Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Austria, Ukraine and Serbia. The country's unique geographical position inevitably makes working and living in Hungary an attractive proposition for any digital nomad.
It also doesn't hurt that Hungary offers an affordable cost of living, a low crime rate and an ultra-fast Internet connection. In addition to this it offers great tax benefits, if you plan on staying less than 183 days you don't have to pay taxes. Also it is one of the countries with the fast processing, in only one month you would have your visa.
Am I eligible to apply?
To be eligible for the digital nomad visa, you must be able to meet the following requirements:
You are a national of a third country. Meaning you must not be a national of an EEA country
You have proof of employment with a company or employer that is based outside of Hungary. This translates into not having any gainful activity within Hungary for the duration of your residence.
You must be able to demonstrate remote work capabilities using laptops, smartphones
You must have a minimum monthly income of EUR 2,000. In addition, you must be able to prove that you have regularly received this amount during the last six months.
What documents do I need to provide?
Valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your visa expires.
A visa application form.
Two passport-sized photos following Schengen guidelines.
Proof that you will work remotely. You must prove that you will work remotely as a digital nomad for a company registered outside Hungary.
Proof of sufficient financial means. You must meet the minimum income requirement by proving that you have at least a €2,000 monthly salary.
Proof of health insurance. You must get health insurance that is valid for your entire stay in Hungary and covers your medical costs during that time.
Proof of accommodation. You must prove that you have a place to stay while working in Hungary. You can show a rental agreement or a booking.
How to Apply for a Hungary Digital Nomad Visa (White Card)?
The Hungary digital nomad visa application is a 2-part application process. First you have to apply for a visa at the Hungarian embassy in your country; afterward, you apply for the White Card once you arrive in Hungary.
To obtain the entry visa, you will need to visit the Hungarian embassy or consulate in your country. This involves scheduling an appointment, attending an interview and paying all required fees.
After your entry visa has been issued, you can depart for Hungary and submit your white card application upon arrival. This are the following steps in the application process for the white card
Gather all required forms and documents to submit to the corresponding organization. Please note that your White Card application process must be completed within 30 days of your arrival date.
Complete the required payment of fees
Get your White Card. Provided your White Card application is successful, you will receive your digital nomad visa by mail
What Benefits are there for me?
The benefits of working as a digital nomad in Hungary include the following:
Tax system: As a digital nomad in Hungary, you will be considered a tax resident when you live there for at least 183 days (half a year).
Free movement: With the White Card, you are allowed to visit the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period.
Fast and reliable internet: Hungary has one of the fastest internet speeds in Europe and the world. Hungary is ranked 12th worldwide for its broadband internet and 39th for mobile internet.
Cheapest country in Europe: Compared with other European countries, Hungary has cheaper rent, transportation, food, internet, and many other essentials you might need. The prices might depend on the city you decide to live in; for instance, Budapest, the capital of Hungary, has slightly higher prices
Travel in the Schengen area: With the Hungary digital nomad visa, you can travel freely in the Schengen zone.
Safe country: Hungary is among the safest countries because it has a low crime rate
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