Please make sure that you have your document for obtaining the residence permit in your passport when you arrive to Hungary if you are a citizen of a country that is required to have a visa to enter Hungary! Within 30 days after entering Hungary you will have to apply for a residence permit. You will need to pay for it. The residence permit needs to be kept on you all the time while in Hungary as your identity document.
If you are from an EU or a visa exempt country you only need a valid travel document to enter the country.
If you are from an EU country and stay for more than 90 days or you are from a visa exempt country and stay for more than 30 days you will need to apply for a residence permit in Hungary.
If you need a visa to enter Hungary you have to apply for a “visa enabling to receive a residence permit” at the Hungarian Embassy in your country. The procedure is the same but the location is different. Upon arrival you have 30 days to obtain the Residence Permit.
There could be some related costs since the Immigration Office will ask for official documents to be submitted with the residence permit application. The total cost is around 80-90 Euros/ 24.000-27.000 FT/ 110-120 USD and it is your responsibility. The residence permit needs to be kept on you all the time while in Hungary as your identity document.
You may be asked to give presentations about your country at school and on various other occasions for an audience. We strongly recommend you to bring photographs, brochures, slides, a flag and any other information material about your country and family that will help your presentation and raise interest and appeal to your country!
Some clothes that are necessary and should not be left out from your luggage are the following: a warm jacket or overcoat, gloves, scarf, warm boots/shoes, and warm socks for winter. If you have limited space in your luggage you may decide to buy winter boots and jackets in Hungary. They are easy to find and for most people cheaper than in the home country. Swimming suit shorts for summer. Bring a nice suit/dress for special occasions; also bring slippers, even if this sounds strange to you, because Hungarian people usually wear them around the house.
For the Arrival camp please pack a towel and swimming suits as there is a possibility to swim.