Immigration office

After arrival, all international students have to register at the Directorate-General for Aliens Policing. This guide provides useful information and lists all the documents you will need.

The Directorate-General for Aliens Policing operates two offices in Debrecen, please see the details below.

 

General information

 
Name: Regional Directorate of Northern Lowland
Address: 4033 Debrecen, Sámsoni út 149.
Phone: +36 52 503 840
Fax: +36 52 503 841


The office hours are:
 
Monday: 8.00 – 13.00
Tuesday: 7.00 – 16.30
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.00
Friday: Closed

You can get there either by bus 19 or by taxi. Click here for the timetable of bus 19.

Check the location on the map.


 
Name: Debrecen University
Address: 4032 Debrecen, Nagyerdei körút 94, room 209.
   

The office hours are:
 
Monday: 13.00 – 16.00
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 13.00 – 16.00
Thursday: 13.00 – 16.00
Friday: Closed


Please note that you have to book an appointment in advance. You can book your appointment here.

You can find a useful guide on how to book an appointment online here.

After your arrival you need to start the registration as soon as possible in case you would like to stay in Hungary for more than 30 days.

Don’t worry if you couldn’t collect all the necessary documents, after your first visit at the Immigration Office you will have 14 days to submit all your documents.
 
 

Checklists - documents needed

There are different documents you need to submit depending on which country you are coming from. You can download the forms from the websites below:

Residence permit for the purpose of study
Registration Certificate for EEA nationals

 
Students who have arrived with visa
 

Non-EEA citizen students who do not need visa
 
  • Passport
  • Passport photo
  • 18 000 HUF
  • Health insurance card
  • Certificate of your student status
  • Certificate of admission
  • Certificate of enrollment (you will get this at the Educational Office after registration)
  • Address registration form – lease contract
  • Documentation of your financial background - collect all money-related documents to avoid any complications:
    • if you have a Hungarian bank account: statements for the last 6 months,
    • if you receive support in cash via money transfer: all currency exchange statements, 
    • if you have access to a foreign bank account owned by you or a family member: summarized history of debits and credits (the last 6 month),
    • if you have a scholarship: certificate of scholarship
  • Proof of ability to leave Hungary: valid ticket / reservation, sufficient funds to buy a ticket
  • A form called “Application for residence permit for the purpose of studies”, fill it in before you go to the Immigration Office, do not stick your photo on

For more information, please check the official website of the Directorate-General for Aliens Policing: Residence permit for the purpose of study.

 
EEA citizen students (citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein)
 
  • Passport or ID card
  • Health insurance card
  • 1000 HUF 
  • Certificate of student status (you will get this at the Educational Office after registration)
  • Lease contract or certificate of accomodation in a student hostel
  • Documentation of your financial background
    • scholarship / student loan certificate
    • bank account statement
    • money exchange / ATM receipts
    • if you receive support in cash via money transfer: all currency exchange statements
  • A form called “Form for issuing registration certificate and reporting accommodation”, fill it in before you go to the Immigration Office
 
For more information, please check the official website of the Directorate-General for Aliens Policing: Registration certificate for EEA nationals.
 
The costs of the procedure is payable by way of electronic payment instrument (bank card) or in the form of bank deposit (using the cheque supplied by the regional directorate). In respect of yellow cheques, in the “comment” box the client’s name and date of birth, and the case type “Application for Residence Permit” shall be indicated.
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Tips
  • After your arrival you need to start registration within 3 days in case you would like to stay here more than 30 days.
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