In June 2017 the list of job positions for which Ukrainian and Serbian citizens do not need work permits in Hungary has been extended. The statement of the Ministry for National Economy published lately in the Official Bulletin lists already 41 permit excempt job positions. The regulation covers for example qualified IT experts, engineers, programmers, drivers, skilled construction workers, sewing-women, carpenters and nurses. The complete list can be also accessed on our website: www.settlers.hu/hu/hianyszakmak_201706. The possibility of obtaining employment purpose residence permits with a simplified process is given for the job positions included in the list and in case of Ukrainian and Serbian citizens only. Exceptionally, employment through temporary work agencies is also possible.
Rules of employment:
Ukraina has been visa excempt since June 2017, so Ukrainian citizens having biometric passports can travel to Hungary for business or private reasons without visa, and during a 180 days’ period they can stay maximum 90 days in total in the Schengen countries. Serbian citizens can travel to Hungary without visa since 2009.
There are two methods of submitting the employment purpose residence permit application:
Our company possesses significant experience in managing both methods, either in case of direct employment or employment through temporary agencies.