As known the departure of
the United Kingdom from the European Union took place in an orderly manner on 31st January 2020. After departure, in
relation of citizens of the United Kingdom and their third country citizen
family members, the process regulations are the following:
31st December 2020
- citizens of
the United Kingdom can still apply for
- their third
country citizen family members are entitled
to apply for residence cards in the above case.
The registration cards and
residence cards (permanent residence cards) issued until 31/12/2020 will
remain valid for 3 years from the date of the BREXIT, together with the plastic
address cards, which means, citizens of the United Kingdom shall keep their domestic
status until 31/01/2023
After 31st December 2020 the following regulations shall
expectedly take effect based on the Draft Act No. LXXXVII. of 2019:
A) With registration card, residence card and permanent residence card
- Citizens of
the United Kingdom possessing registration cards or permanent residence cards
will have 3 years to change their residence documents into
national settling permits.
submitting the national settling permit application, the prerequisite is that
the applicant should have been residing in Hungary for at least 3 years, and
during these 3 years, the applicant has not spent more than 270 days outside
- The Office
applies the national settling permit with a simplified process, judgment period
of the application is 30 days.
- The family
member, who joins the UK citizen in Hungary within three years following
the date of departure, may get a national settling permit with a simplified
process, if the UK citizen is already settled, and the family connection has
been established before the date of departure.
B) New arrivals
- The UK
citizen employed in Hungary must apply for a merged residence
permit (can be issued for 2 years and can be extended)
- The family members can apply for
family member purpose residence permits which can be issued until the validity
date of the supporter’s permit, for maximum 2 years.
With this type of residence permits, UK citizens shall get an accommodation
registration sheet stamped by the Directorate General for Aliens Policing,
instead of a plastic address card. This means, that UK citizens will not
receive domestic status. Relating health services in Hungary, the regulations
concerning third country citizens shall prevail.