Social Security Card Process Change To Delay Single Permit Process

Author:Fragomen &nbsp
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At a Glance

The National Health Insurance Fund of Hungary is no longer allowing officers to release social security number certificates or social security cards in person.

Single Permit applicants – who can only obtain a social security number after they obtain their Single Permit – must now await the delivery of their social security number before they can start work, which can take 20-30 business days.

The situation

The National Health Insurance Fund of Hungary is no longer allowing applicants to collect their social security numbers, which is delaying the overall Single Permit work authorization process.

Impact

Work start date delays. Single Permit applicants – who can only obtain a social security number after they obtain their Single Permit – must now wait until the delivery of their social security number before starting work, which can take 20-30 business days.

Card issuance delays. Once the applicant obtains their social security number, the host employer applies for the social security card, which can take the National Health Insurance Fund another 20-30 business days to issue. Applicants benefit from social security services once their number is issued; the delay does not affect the validity of number.

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