Helpful Links: Hungary

General Information

Which time zone is Hungary in?

What holidays are observed?

What business hours are held?

What post office/mail/parcel services are available?

How do I address letters to Hungary?

What is the manner of dress in Hungary?

Are there any etiquette rules that I should be aware of?

Which electrical outlets are used?

University Life

Where can I find a list of Hungarian universities?

What scholarships are available to me?

What is the average tuition?

What is the average salary of a professor?


What is the weather like in Hungary?

What is the weather forecast for this week?

Moving Around

Is my driver’s license valid in Hungary?

How can I obtain a Hungarian driver’s license?

How can I obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP)?

Which side of the road do I drive on?

Can I rent a car?

  • Yes, with valid driver’s license.

How can I travel around within Hungary?

Where can I find updated safety & travel alerts?

Visa Information

Can you give me an overview of the process to obtain a visa?

What type of visa do I need?

  • For stays less than 90 days, no visa is needed.

How long is my visa valid for?

  • Vary by type.

Can I get a visa extension?

Am I allowed to work with my visa?

Am I allowed to study on my visa?

What is the cost of a visa?

How long before departure should I apply for my visa?

Can I bring my spouse/children with me?

  • Yes, but all must apply for their own visa

Can I travel home/internationally while holding my visa?

  • Most visas are multiple entry.

What customs information do I need to know?

My passport has been lost or stolen, what should I do?

How can I become permanent resident?


Can I bring my pet with me to Hungary?

Can I return home with my pet?

  • Bringing your pet home from Hungary

Medical Issues

Will my medical insurance work in Hungary?

  • Check with your provider.

Do I need medical insurance?

Can I bring my prescription medicine into Hungary?

  • No, you must visit a Hungarian doctor.

My medication has run out, can I refill it with my doctor’s prescription?

  • No, you must visit a Hungarian doctor for a new prescription.

What vaccinations and immunizations do I need before traveling to Hungary?

Where can I go in case of a medical emergency?

  • Call 104 (ambulance)
  • Call 112 (General emergencies)

How do I find a doctor?


What is the current exchange rate?

Where can I change my money?

What is required to open a Hungarian bank account?

Can I obtain a Hungarian credit card?

Will my debit/credit card work in Hungary?

Do I have to pay taxes?

What are the average costs of living?

How does tipping work?

How can I make international money transfers?


Which is the best phone service provider?

Will my current phone work in Hungary?

  • Only if your phone is GSM with the correct bands.

Where can I purchase a SIM card for my phone?

What is the country code for Hungary?

  • 36

How can I call home?

What about calls/video chatting on the internet?


How do I become a citizen?

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary

What if I get arrested/in trouble with police?

Additional Questions

How do I contact the US Embassy/consulate?

How can I contact other expatriates?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?


Are my children eligible to attend public school in Hungary?

Language Resources

Where can I find Hungarian classes and/or tutors?



Are there any online Hungarian study materials?

Are there any phone apps for improving my Hungarian?

Where can I find an English-Hungarian bilingual dictionary?



Hard copy

What are some Hungarian idioms/phrases?

Where can I find a translation service?