Necessary documents and certificates

In this section, we look at the most important documents and certificates that are needed to start working in Hungary.

Work contract:

Employment relationships in Hungary (with some exceptions) are based on an employment contract. This contract regulates the framework and conditions under which the work is carried out.

All employment contracts must contain the following:

The employer must also notify the employee about the following in no more than 15 days:

An employment contract may be signed only if it was understood and accepted by the employee. In practice, this means that the contract has to be available in a language that the employee understands, or that an interpreter must be present when the contract is read.


In Hungary, a Social Insurance Identification Number (TAJ) is required for accessing public health care. In principle, the TAJ card is not available to workers arriving from 3rd countries, but employers can apply for it for their employees in the context of an employment relationship.

The employer must do the following in order to do so:

Two forms must be filled out and submitted online:

Necessary information:

However, it is important to note that health care is covered for people with Temporary Protection, in which case the social security number is replaced by the identification number on the TP card.

Tax identification (Tax card)

To work, it is also essential that the employee has a valid tax identification number. Fortunately, this is one of the easiest processes to arrange, with the employee only having to apply for one at the local government office.

The other way is for the workplace itself to request this for the employee, which can be done by post, in person or electronically by filling out form 20T34 on the National Tax and Customs Office (NAV) website.

The following employee details are required