Last reviewed on May 7, 2024

Hungary Permanent Residence

Government investor program for the entire family, no need for a long-term stay

300 000 €

Investment amount

4-8 weeks

Obtaining period

5 years

Return of investment

In October 2013, Hungary presented the most profitable investment program in Europe, which allows you to obtain permanent residence for a lifetime in just 2‑3 months without having to stay in the country.

The investor has to invest minimum in purchasing of government bonds for 5 years. As a result he gets the permanent residence in Hungary for the entire family (including elderly parents).

Terms — permanent residence in 30 days (2‑3 months in a real life scenario)

The goal of the program is to invite investors to invest in the special development fund. The procedure for obtaining a permanent residence in Hungary is regulated by the law “on the Admission and Right of Residence of Third-Country Nationals in Hungary”. It is the easiest way to obtain permanent residence in Hungary.

Citizens of all countries can get permanent residence in Hungary. You do not have to speak Hungarian or know the history of the country; you are also not obliged to live in Hungary.

Program closed

The Hungarian Government has decided to close the program. All previously granted permanent residence cards will be valid, as the status is given for life.

Note that you can no longer submit any applications to the consulate. New investors cannot participate in the program.

An alternative — Malta permanent residence by Investment Programme. It allows investors to obtain permanent residence in Malta without any obligations regarding their stay in the country.

Why investors choose permanent residence in Hungary?

  • 1

    Permanent residence in short time

    Timeframe: 4 weeks
    Unlike other EU countries, this investment program allows Hungary to offer you an opportunity to obtain a permanent residence card in 4 weeks. After obtaining permanent residence you can travel to the Schengen area visa-free. This is the fastest way to get permanent residence in Europe in such a short time period.

  • 2

    Permanent residence for all family members

    Children under 28 and elderly parents are eligible
    After the changes, introduced on 01.07.2016, the program covers dependents under 28 (only those under 18 were eligible in the past). Also, lifetime permanent residence of Hungary is granted to the elderly parents of the investor.

  • 3

    Permanent residence without obligations

    Tax planning
    Permanent residence is a lifetime status and your rights are equal to the rights of citizens. As a rule, permanent residence in the EU countries can be obtained after 5 years of living in the country, but in Hungary the permanent residence can be obtained in 1 month. At the same time, there is no obligation for you to stay in the country, even a single day. You do not automatically become a tax resident, though, but if necessary, you can become a tax resident of Hungary in 5 working days.

  • 4

    Renewal of Hungary permanent residence cards

    Terms: 1 time in 5 years
    Permanent residence is granted for life to you and your family members. And don’t have to worry whether your cars is renewed. It is simply a formality. This is written in the law and even if this law is amended, the possible changes will affect only new applicants, as this law is not retroactive.


Get maximum information about the process

  • Step by step procedure

  • Requirements for applicants

  • List of documents

  • Answers to frequently asked questions

Required documents for permanent residence in Hungary

  • For the main applicant

    • Copy of the travel document (certified);

    • Copy of the internal passport.

  • For spouse

    • Copy of the travel document;

    • Copy of marriage certificate (apostilled).

  • For children

    • Copy of the travel document;

    • Copies of birth certificates (apostilled).

The amount of investment for obtaining a permanent residence in Hungary

Investments in government bonds — 300 000 €

This money will be used to purchase special purpose state bonds. The investment will return to you fully in 5 years.

Administrative fees — 60 000 €

It will cover all costs associated with the application for a residence permit, permanent residence, purchasing state bonds, and return on investment after 5 years.

Why do people contact us to obtain Hungary permanent residence?

Official representative of the state program. Immigrant Invest is the official representative of the state investment program of Hungary. You don’t have to deal with:

  • Intermediaries;

  • Unscrupulous agents;

  • Additional fees.

We work from the very beginning of the program. We have been working since this program was approved by the Hungarian Parliament. During this time:

  • More than 200 families obtained permanent residence;

  • We helped all our customers to get driving licenses;

  • We warned our clients about the pros and cons of this program.

Support at all stages. After you are granted permanent residence permit, we continue to support you, until the very moment of return on your investment. You get:

  • A personal manager that is constantly available

  • Non-program related advice

  • 24/7 support

No application was denied. Our customers have not received a single refusal over the entire running time of the program. This gives you additional benefits:

  • Confidence about getting residence permit cards;

  • We represent your interests, not the government’s;

  • Additional services in Hungary/EU.

Individual  cost calculation  for Malta permanent residence

Individual cost calculation for Malta permanent residence

Get an individual calculation for your family with all associated costs and government fees

Safe investment with return guarantee

Bonds will be redeemed by the state in 5 years at par value, and you will receive your money back

State control at every stage

Each stage of the investment program, including purchasing and returning bonds, is supervised directly by the government of Hungary. This procedure for obtaining permanent residence is completely legal, since it is regulated by the government to begin with.

KELER — a secure clearing system

Bonds are secured by the most reliable clearing system in Hungary — KELLER. This ensures that no unwanted financial transactions will take place. Your bonds will not leave the bank, and in 5 years you will get your EUR 300,000 back.

Additional bank security

If you wish, you can apply for an additional bank repayment guarantee from "GRANIT BANK", 49% of which belong to the state. This service is available for an additional fee of EUR 6,000.

Procedure for obtaining permanent residence in Hungary

5 simple steps


1-3 days

Preliminary Due Diligence

We conduct Due Diligence, which allows us to make summary stating the possibility to obtain Hungary permanent residence and reduces the risk of refusal.

If during the verification process there are questions that could affect the outcome of the application, we will recommend alternative programs.

We are one of the few companies in the industry with an own Compliance Department. We have a Compliance Anti Money Laundering Officer certified by an international association.

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Conclusion of contract

The conclusion of a contract with us is possible in one of our offices via the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in your country or remotely.

For drawing up the contract you just have to provide us with copies of travel documents of all family members.


1 day

Submission of documents

Within 48 hours, after the contract is signed and the money is transferred, we provide you with the documents that you will need for applying for permanent residence in Hungary.

Submission of documents can be carried out at the Hungarian Immigration Office, as well as at the embassy or consulate of Hungary in another country. We will book an appointment at a convenient time for you; we will also accompany you to submit all the necessary documents.


30 days (in practice up to 2 months)

Obtaining permanent residence

Under the updated procedure, the processing of applications takes 30 days, but in reality this period is up to 2 months.

The permanent residence cards will be sent to you via courier, or delivered to one of our offices.


5 years

Return of the invested capital

At the end of the investment period, the funds will be transferred back to your account. The return of funds is guaranteed by the Government of Hungary.

Immigrant Invest is the only company that supports its clients under State Investment Program of Hungary until the return of invested capital!

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Schedule a meeting at one of the offices or online. A lawyer will analyze the situation, calculate the cost and help you find a solution based on your goals.

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Zlata Erlach
Zlata Erlach

Head of the Austrian office

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