Applying for Hungarian social security number for foreign persons

Using a designated form (order), employers may request that the national health insurance body create a social security number for insured foreign nationals at the start of their employment (or on their appointment). The national health insurance body will notify the employer of the number and when the official document certifying the social security number is ready to be collected.

Kulcsszavak: Identification document; social security number (TAJ); EEA Member State; healthcare services; medical treatment; official certificate; TAJ card

Applicants need to submit their request for the social security number on a dedicated form, together with the required documents, to the Government Office of the County (or the Metropolitan Government Office) having territorial jurisdiction over their place of residence.

If the application is complete (i.e. all the required documents and certificates are available), the procedure will be dealt with within a maximum of 8 days (known as a ‘fast-track procedure’). If the documents submitted by the party are incomplete or the substantive examination of the application requires additional documentation, a full procedure will follow with a 60-day time limit.

The first social security number (TAJ) certificate is issued free of charge.

The Government Office of the County (or the Metropolitan Government Office) having territorial jurisdiction over the place of residence.

If you disagree with a decision of the authority, you can challenge it before a court, in administrative court proceedings. The action can be initiated by a statement of claim, referring to the infringement caused by the final decision. The statement of claim must be submitted within 30 days from the communication (generally understood as at the delivery) of such decision.The administrative court proceedings will be carried out by the regional court having territorial jurisdiction over the place of the administrative act.

The relevant national health insurance body will notify the employer once the first social security number (TAJ) is created. The TAJ card can be collected after the eligibility for the relevant social security benefits is recorded in the health insurance register.

 

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