Hungarian Guest Investor

New Hungarian Guest Investor Program (Hungarian Golden Visa)

The new Hungarian residency by investment program has launched in 2024

Early bird application

INVESTMENT
from €250,000

VALIDITY
10 Year

TIME
2 Months

VISA-FREE
Schengen countries

The New Hungarian Guest Investor Program (GIP) Launching in 2024

Hungarian Parliament adopted a new regulation introducing 'guest investor residency' in Hungary. This program offers 10 years of residence under preferential conditions for investors. The minimum investment is 250,000, and the investment is due within 90 days after visa application approval.

What are the main benefits of the new Hungarian residency program?

visa-free
European mobility

Get rid of visa applications. Enjoy visa-free access to the Schengen Area with your family.

property
Property investment

Invest in a secure property fund or buy any residential property in Hungary.

Contract
Invest after approval only

Obtain residence approval before committing any capital.

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10-year residence permit

Unlike other golden visa programs, the guest investor residence permit is valid for 10 year and renewable

passport
Path to citizenship

If you live in Hungary for 8 years, you can apply for citizenship.

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Fast application process

Receive your visa and ID card within 2 months.

no restriction
No nationality restriction

The program is open to all nationalities with no limits.

whole-family
Include your family

Your spouse and minor children can also be included in your application.

How to get a Hungarian Golden Visa?

Investment options of the Guest Investor Program

PROPERTY FUND €250,000

Invest €250,000 in real estate bonds issued by a real estate fund registered with the National Bank (Under development). Pay an additional processing fee.

REAL ESTATE from €500,000

Invest at least €500,000 directly in Hungarian residential real estate. Pay an additional processing fee.

DONATION from €1,000,000

Donate €1 million to public interest projects to Hungarians, channelled through designated asset management foundations. Pay an additional processing fee.

How to get a Hungarian residency?

What are the requirements?

Hungarian residence permit
man Main Applicant
  • Clean criminal record
  • Have at least €250,000 in financial assets to invest (plus processing fee)
  • Obligation to invest within 90 days after approval
  • Have enough money for staying in Hungary  
woman Spouse
  • Marriage certificate
  • Clean criminal record
minor children Minor Children
  • Dependent children below the age of 18
  • Birth certificate

Hungarian Golden Visa Program

What is the process?

WEEK 1

Contract
Sign the service agreement with us

WEEK 1-

Preparation Time
Collecting and preparing the supporting documents

WEEK 3

Application for Guest Investor Visa
Apply online

MONTH 1-2

Government Processing Time
The Immigration Office processes your application and makes due diligence

MONTH 2

Approval
Get your guest investor visa and travel to Hungary

MONTH 2-5

Investment
Make the investment

MONTH 2-5

10-year residence permit  
Get your 10-year residence permit

YEAR 8

Citizenship
If you live in Hungary for 8 years, you can apply for citizenship.

YEAR 10

Renewal
Renew your residence permit for another 10 year

Hungarian residency

Secure your life

Hungarian Guest Investor Program

FAQ

The Program

What is the Hungarian Guest Investor Program?

Hungarian Parliament adopted a new regulation introducing 'guest investor residency' in Hungary. This program offers 10 years of residence under preferential conditions for investors. The minimum investment is 250,000, and the investment is due within 90 days after visa application approval.

Is the Hungarian Guest Investor Program approved by the Hungarian government?

Yes. A law, billed on 9 December 2023 offers 10-year residency in Hungary for non-EU nationals willing to invest in Hungary.

What are the benefits of the Program?

The main advantage is that you and your family (including minor children) become legal residents in Hungary, a member country of the European Union. That means you all can move freely within Schengen countries in Europe (Schengen visa).

The program does not require any minimum annual in-country stays to maintain or renew the residency.


Application

How can I apply?

Please carefully read all the information presented on this website. Please fill in the request form if you would like to get a Hungarian residence permit. You will receive additional information and a detailed step-by-step guide about the Guest Investor Program.

What are the requirements?

If you meet the requirements, you can apply for the Guest Investor Program and get your residence permit.

The law says:
A guest investor visa is issued to third-country nationals,
a) whose entry and residence in Hungary with a view to his/her investment in Hungary is of national economic interest,
b) who fulfils the conditions set out in points (a), (c), (d) and (f) to (i) of paragraph (1) of Article 17,
c) who declares that he holds at least one of the investments referred to in paragraph (3) or intends to dispose of one or more of the investments,
d) who certifies that he is in possession of at least one of the investments referred to in paragraph 3, of legal origin, which is available in the territory of Hungary or transferable in Hungary,
e) who submits a written undertaking to invest at least one of the funds referred to in paragraph 3, the amount and type of investment specified in paragraph 1 within three months of entering the territory of Hungary on the basis of a visitor investor visa.

In simple words:

  • Be a citizen of a non-EU country and have a valid passport,
  • Be able to invest at least EUR 250,000,
  • Be able to pass an essential national security check by the Hungarian authority,
  • Make the investment within 3 months.
  • Have enough money to stay in Hungary.

Will I indeed get a Hungarian residence permit if I apply?

We at RCP always do due diligence before we sign the service agreement with you. If you do not meet the requirements or we find something in your background, we do not take you on board.

Can my family be included?

Yes. Your spouse and minor children can be included in the Program based on your investment. It means that you and your family can file the applications all together. Please note that you must file official documents evidencing your family relationships.

Your children above 18 and other relatives may also participate in the Program but based on their own independent investments.

You may contact us to find tailor-made solutions for you and your family.

Should I have a Hungarian address when I apply?

You should have a contact address.  


Investment

What are the investment options?

Foreigners should invest between €250,000 and €1 million to be eligible.

Real estate investment (usually the most popular investment option in the world) requires investing at least €500,000 in a residential property – industrial and commercial property aren’t qualifiable investments.

Investors who prefer to pay less for the golden visa may qualify by investing €250,000 in real property bonds issued by a real estate fund registered with the National Bank. We offer the most secure bonds with high ROI. 

Applicants may also select to donate €1 million to public interest projects to Hungarians, channelled through designated asset management foundations.

How long should I keep my investment?

You should keep your investment for at least 5 years.

Are there any hidden costs?

No. Our processing fee includes the government fee, legal and professional fee and other related costs.


Residence permit

What is the difference between temporary and permanent residence?

A Hungarian residence permit grants a foreigner the right to reside in Hungary. The temporary residence permit is limited in time (usually 1-5 years), while the permanent residence permit is issued for your life. Having a Hungarian residence permit, valid for 10 years, allows you to travel in Europe and obtain visas to other countries, e.g., the USA or the UK.

What rights am I entitled to after receiving a Hungarian residence permit?

Hungarian residency offers all the rights and benefits citizens enjoy in Hungary but with some notable exceptions, such as not being eligible to vote in national government elections or holding a Hungarian passport. The Hungarian residence permit holder may live, stay and work in Hungary. Your children are entitled to attend Hungarian public schools.

You can travel and stay within the Schengen area with a Hungarian residence permit.

Is the Hungarian residence permit an ID card?

Residence permit card

Yes, it is.


Other questions

I need a Hungarian passport. What time should I wait to be a Hungarian citizen?

You should live in Hungary for 8 years.  

Should I also pay tax in Hungary?

No, you should not. You are a subject of the Hungarian tax system only if you stay in Hungary for more than 182 days in 12 months.

Should I live in Hungary to keep my residence permit?

No, you should not.

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