Hungary Golden Visa Programme

Programmme is currently on hold

Hungary Golden Visa Programme

The Hungary residency bond programme has now closed for applications (March 2017).

Situated in the heart of Europe, Hungary is a jurisdiction of choice for investors and businesses seeking to establish operations in central Europe. Along with its high-quality infrastructure and highly skilled labor force, the central location also serves as an attraction for FDI. Hungary is a member of the European Union, the Schengen Zone and NATO. The Hungary Golden Visa gives access to Europe’s Schengen area to both the investor as well as his/her family. Besides being the fastest route to EU permanent residency, the Hungary Golden Visa paves the way towards citizenship.

Country Highlights

CAPITAL CITY: Budapest EU: Member State of the EU & Schengen Area
TIME ZONE: Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00) CURRENCY:Hungarian Forint (HUF)
TOTAL AREA: 93 028 km² POPULATION: 9,874,784
LANGUAGES: Hungarian VISA FREE COUNTRIES: 26 Schengen Countries

Legal Basis

The Hungary Golden Visa Programme has been introduced by virtue of ACT II, 2007 relating to the entry and stay of third country nationals. The Programme has been further enhanced by the recent amendments to Hungarian immigration law, in 2016. Residency permits issued under this Programme may be renewed after 5 years, at no additional government costs.


  • Fast Process; <30 days
  • Fully Guaranteed Investment; Returned after 5 years
  • No Minimum Presence Required
  • Leads to Citizenship after 8 yrs of Permanent Residency
  • Schengen Residence Card
  • Family Members Included


  • Main Applicant in Good Standing
  • €300,000 Investment in Government Bonds
  • €60,000 in Government Fees
  • Hungary Golden Visa

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