Active Investor Visa

Hungary offers those who set up a local company with a feasible business plan that demonstrates reasonable revenue to qualify for Hungarian residency.

While there is no specified minimum investment, in practice, applicants are advised to allocate a minimum of EUR 50,000 toward the establishment of a company. 

Those who have resided in the country for three consecutive years are eligible for permanent residency, while those aiming to qualify for Hungarian (EU) citizenship will need to spend the majority of their time in the country over an 8-year period.


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Program at a glance

Program TypeActive Investor Visa
Time to citizenship8 years
Time to permanent residency3 years
Minimum investmentEUR 50,000
Physical presence requirement180 days a year (to qualify for PR)
Application processing time2-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to185 destinations, including Schengen countries and the US
Contribution types availableBusiness Investment

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