If you are a British citizen you do not require a visa while relocating to Hungary from the UK. A valid British passport must be carried with you at all times. You must register at your local registration office. You will need:
- British Passport
- Reason for residency
- Bank statements
- EHIC card
- Proof of your address
It costs HUF 1 000 (about £2.68) payable by fiscal stamp available at post offices. Provided your documents are in order you will receive a residency card and an address card at the time of application. If you want to receive post, ensure your name is on your post box.
If you move to a different town in Hungary, you must register your address again at the local registry office and if you leave Hungary, you must de-register.
Although Britain is not a member of the Schengen area, and therefore customs formalities apply, because we are members of the EU, there is little of consequence to concern the average Briton relocating to Hungary.
There are no restrictions. Free import of goods bought from the EU with some restrictions on the amount of alcohol and cigarettes. Medicines for personal use only.
Relocating to Hungary from the UK with Pets
Pets require their own pet passport, microchips, rabies vaccinations within 1 year, but not closer than 21 days from departure, and up-to-date routine vaccinations. You could check the website of the Ministry of Rural Development. For details of your personal circumstances. If you intend to bring the pet back to the UK you must ensure the rabies vaccinations are kept up to date.