As of 1 January 2022, certain provisions of Act II of 2007 on the Entry and Residence of Third-Country Nationals (hereinafter: “Act.”) were amended. The amendment introduced a new type of permit allowing third-country digital nomads to reside in Hungary. The new permit is the so-called White Card.
What is the White Card and what does it authorize to?
The White Card is a special residence permit that allows third-country digital nomads to stay in Hungary for 1 year (which can be extended with an additional year).
In this respect, a digital nomad is a person who has an employment relationship in or profit from a third country, but actually performs his/her work or business management tasks from Hungary using advanced digital technology.
It is important to note, however, that only those who meet all the conditions are entitled for the White Card. For example, a person who work for an employer in Hungary, is not able to apply.
In view of the international nature of the White Card, specific labour, social security and tax issues will inevitably arise, but these can only be clarified precisely on a case-by-case basis.
The White Card, unlike other residence permits, does not provide any entitlement for the holder’s family members.
As of 1 January 2022, third-country digital nomads will be able to reside in Hungary with a White Card for 1 year (optionally extended by 1 year). If you have any questions in connection with its conditions, application procedure, or the related labour, social security and tax rules, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Should you have any questions regarding the above, feel free to contact us.