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Third-country national: non-Hungarian citizens and stateless persons except for persons having the right of free movement and residence (EEA nationals and family members accompanying or joining an EEA national or a Hungarian citizen).

EEA national: the citizens of Member States of the European Union – other than Hungarian citizens – and citizens of any State that is a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein).

Stateless person: a person who is not considered as a national by any State under the operation of its law.

a residence permit entitling its highly qualified holder to reside and work in highly qualified employment in the territory of a Member State under the terms set out the relevant legislation.

Single permit: a residence permit allowing a third-country national to enter into a contract for employment relationship with an employer and to reside legally in the territory of Hungary for the purpose of work.

Single application procedure: any procedure leading, on the basis of a single application made by a third-country national, to a decision ruling on that application for residence exceeding ninety days within a one hundred and eighty day period and for entering into a contract for employment relationship with an employer in the territory of Hungary.

Family member:

  • the spouse of a Hungarian citizen;
  • the direct descendants of a Hungarian citizen and those of the spouse of a Hungarian citizen who are under the age of 21 years or are dependants;
  • the direct relatives in the ascending line of a Hungarian citizen and those of the spouse of a Hungarian citizen;
  • the person who has parental custody of a minor child who is a Hungarian citizen;
  • the partner with whom the Hungarian citizen has contracted a registered partnership before the relevant Hungarian authority or the authority of another Member State of the European Union;
  • any person whose entry and residence has been authorised by the competent authority on grounds of family reunification.

Shared household: the community of persons living with an EEA national or a Hungarian citizen under the same roof, and using this address as the registered permanent or habitual residence.

Host: the person with entitlement to undertake the commitment. The host undertakes a commitment in a letter of invitation to provide room and board and financial support for the invited person during his/her stay in the territory of Hungary, and, unless an international treaty provides otherwise, to cover the costs of medical care and the costs of exit of such person.