UK to Hungary

Moving from the UK to Hungary a Guide by Suprememanvan

Moving to Hungary? Supreme Man and Van Brixton has gathered for you all the relevant information related to Hungary that you should know before moving there. Hungary is quite famous for its thermal springs and unique spas facilities which are pretty much convincing facts to lure someone to move to Hungary. While one may have to move from the UK to Hungary for various reasons, be it your own choice or office move, you need more than just these reasons to be able to freely decide to move there.


Famous for many reasons, Hungary is known for its classical music, as the Rubik’s cube, and as the birthplace of Harry Houdini. The significance and uniqueness about Hungary never ends, because this country has much more to offer to you always. With your relocation to Hungary with Man and Van Battersea, you will come to enjoy the inventiveness of the place pleasantly combined with its old traditions where there is a little bit of everything for literally everybody. 


Where to live in Hungary

The capital of Hungary is Budapest which is the real representation of quality of life index. If you have to decide where to live in Hungary, Budapest should be ideal choice, considering the standard living condition and quality of life there. The Budapest city is shelter to almost 2 million of people and is currently the ninth-largest city in the European Union by population. The two major cities Buda and Pest were merged to give the country a administrative, political, and economic life with the combination of renaissance, historical and artistic ones. Almost all the cities in the country are well developed economically and popular cities are also Szeged, Pecs, and Debrecen. All the places gives you a luxury life with a tint of comfort in the country, and also offers its citizens the unique joy of busy culture and vibrant lifestyle, with literally none of any of the drawbacks of living in the capital city.  As per the statistics, most British expats who move from the UK to Hungry choose to live in the capital city, Budapest, on the side of Buda, which is more residential. With a strong sense of community and frequent social events, many groups for expats and international schools and church communities your social life can be as busy as you make it.


How to become a resident of Hungary

Now, among all the essential things you need to take into account before moving from the UK to Hungary, one must know how to become a resident of Hungary. It is to be noted that citizens of UK did not need a visa or another travel document, while moving from the UK to Hungary by the end of 2020. With the onset of the pandemic in the following year with Brexit, travel must have affected after each of country has re-negotiated it with the UK. Upon your arrival in the city you choose to live, you need to register your residential identity with local registration office. All the necessary things you need to carry are listed below:


  • A British passport; 
  • Your bank statements; 
  • Reason for residency; 
  • Proof of address; 
  • European Health Insurance Card.

The cost of registration in the country will cost you under £3 and can be paid and received by post. However, if you relocate to a different Hungarian city you must register again and also de-register as a resident when you plan to leave Hungary.  


Working in Hungary

To have a smooth working life in Hungary or even if you are new to the country and wants to what is the working condition there, please note that to work in Hungary, you must be proficient in the Hungarian language. With no doubt, one’s proficiency in the Hungarian language will provide them with the access to a larger variety of job opportunities. Moreover, the average pay after working in Hungary is lower than a UK job salary, and often it becomes disputed that no expat wage is available except the use of local rate to pay wages. Some professions like nurses, teachers, doctors, and lawyers may need extra qualification to earn a Hungarian license and practice when moving to the country. Teachers may be able to find substitute positions in international schools, sometimes full-time positions come up, too.  In my opinion, looking for freelancing work with a UK company instead may be the best solution in order to match a UK wage in Hungary.


Transportation in Hungary 

Availing the transportation facility in Hungary is very safe and secure. The use of public transport is genuinely very reliable and cheap in cost. At your disposal are trolley, trams, buses and regular buses available, along with an underground metro station. To secure a passage for conveyance on any of the transport means in the country, you need to first pre-purchase a bundle of tickets at a Kiosk in a Metro station. The single tickets at the station must be punched in before the beginning of one’s ride. Also, there are always random and frequent checks all throughout the country where a seeming passenger just stands up, puts on a piece of uniform, and starts asking for validated travel tickets. Please do note that fines charged upon law breach are quite serious and are applied immediately, and it is most probably possible for the inspection officer to not speak good English. Regardless of a language barrier or not, you’ll not be allowed to leave until you pay the fine to the officer.  Monthly passes are made available to the citizens throughout the country and a Budapest travel card for a fixed hour period is also provided. Ticket machines and kiosk are readily available in or around almost all Metro stations and availing night transport there is also reliable.  

Driving your own car in Hungary 

A valid UK driver’s license will be permitted for driving in Hungary as part of the European Union agreement. How is it like to drive your own car in Hungary? Well, if you are moving from the UK to Hungary, please do note that you can use the driver license from UK in Hungary up to one year after starting residing there. After the expiry of this period, you must exchange your driver license for a Hungarian one. From 2021 onwards, additional requirements and regulations may have been added, depending on the post-Brexit settlements between the UK and Hungary.  In Hungary, you drive on the right side of the road and the roads are all in generally good conditions. Highways in Hungary can only be used after you have acquired a toll sticker or you may face fines. You must wear a seatbelt, have always dipped lights on and not use your phone. You can speak via a headset or your car’s hands-free calling.  


Education in Hungary 

The education system in Hungary is governed by the Ministry of Human Resources and is predominantly public versus private. Compulsory education in the country starts at 3 years old in preschool kindergarten and the primary education then lasts about eight years. School hours are usually in the morning until early afternoon. Primary and secondary schools are free of charge, as well as most of the higher education for national and international students.

Being a student in Hungary 

Many of the colleges and universities in Hungary are free of charge and Hungary is famous for its scientific studies. Many also offer a scholarship for tuition and living fees.  European citizens do not need a student visa to stay and study in Hungary. From 2021 UK students may need to apply for a long-term student visa to stay in the country. Regardless of country of origin you must apply for a Hungarian residence permit up to 15 days upon arrival. This applies if you are going to be staying in Hungary longer than 90 days.  The residence permit application must include proof of paid tuition fees, approval document from your Host University and proof of health insurance.  Tuition is affordable and varies depending on the school and the degree. In Hungary, there are also exam, registration and application fees which are each about £90-£130. There are many scholarships and grants available when living in Hungary. Stipendium Hungaricum – founded in 2013, is one of the most popular and overall best scholarships available, open to international students only. It covers tuition, housing, medical insurance and monthly allowance.  Ranked in top 200 in Europe and considered some of the best Hungarian universities are:  The University of Szeged; Semmelsweis University Eotvos Lorand University.


Healthcare in Hungary 

The National Healthcare Insurance Fund in the Hungary offers to its citizens a universal and tax-funded healthcare system. If as a citizen of the Hungary, you are regularly contributing its social security, then most of the healthcare facilities provided to people are free. For other healthcare purposes, you are going to incur only medical expenses for buying medicines and for some of others medical equipment. To benefit from the Hungary’s healthcare system will either:  

  • Need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) 
  • Have to register with Országos Egészségbiztosítási Pénztár (OEP) in order to get a National Insurance Number and a TAJ card. 

If you are already employed, then your employer can request both your tax ID and your TAJ number. If you are self-employed you must go through the process of arranging for your social security contributions yourself, at your local tax and customs office.  To stay updated in case of any changes after the end of 2020 and Brexit, monitor the UK government official website. For people who have already moved to Hungary before 2021, your right to healthcare will remain the same, as long as you are a legal resident of the country.


Moving to Hungary with Supreme Man and Van

The Supreme Man and van London is a great professional moving company that will take care of all your moving process and also help you find moving labor for hire in your allied areas. We have been providing relocation services from the UK to Hungary for many years. We also offer a range of additional removal services to fully support your residential move to Hungary including the packing, storage, insurance, and pet transport.


What you need to know is that Man and van east London has skilled and experienced movers in more than 14 areas in the UK. Find out more about our Man and Van services at our official website available here at where you can get in touch with the professionals to get acquainted with the prices of the move and enjoy the moving experience stress free and that too at a quite reasonable price. So, get in touch and receive a free quote today. 


Concluding Remarks

To conclude, we can safely say that the capital city of the Hungary, i.e. Budapest is the ultimate destination which attracts several classical architectures, history, and music aficionados from all over the world and not just from the UK. You will quickly get used to the culture and mannerisms of the Hungarians. If you have set your mind on moving from the UK to Hungary already, you can check out your options for international relocation and avail Man and Van Ilford services.

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