Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hungary introduces European Union blue card scheme

Hunyad Castle, Hungary
Photo by Alex.bikfalvi
Hungary offers a European Union blue card. I'm slowly compiling a list of European Blue Card implementations to allow job seekers to a convenient resource for understanding basic requirements. Unfortunately, I'm having a lot of trouble finding better information on the Blue Card implementation in Hungary. It appears that they rushed the legislation to beat the EU deadline (and they're not the only country).

As it stands now, you need to be:
  • A "highly qualified" applicant
  • Have a job offer
The Blue Card will:
  • Be valid from 1 to 4 years
  • Make you eligible for permanent residency after only three years
  • Allow you to seek employment elsewhere in EU after two year
You can read Hungary's CIA world factbook entry to get a good overview of the country.