Foreign citizens may work only with meeting specified requirements in Hungary. As a rule of thumb, employment requires a permit. There are exceptions in connection partly with the activities, and partly with the person. Simultaneously, different rules apply to the citizens of individual member countries of the European Economical Area (further: EEA). Citizens of EEA member countries must be registered at the relevant Labour Centre.
In case of employment subject to authorization, employment without a permit has two significant consequences: the employer has to pay a penalty and the expat employee will be expelled. Omission of the registration obligation may result in infliction of penalty on the employer.