Issuing your Tax Identification Number (Tax Card)

This is an official guide from the IMT on requesting your Tax ID at the NTCA (National
Tax and Customs Administration) – also known as NAV in hungarian. NAV=NTCA.

1. Why do I need a Tax ID?

It is crucial to get your Tax ID as soon as possible because BME can only transfer your scholarship
money to you when you have it!

Don’t forget that you also need to have a Hungarian bank account for this! For information on setting up
a bank account, check out our previous guide here ( Steps for new students / Bank account ).

2. What do I need for starting the process?

Applying for a Tax ID is the second step after getting your Residence Permit. You will need your passport. The only passport, no visa or residence permit is required.

You will also need to fill out a data sheet with all your relevant information. You can find the datasheet here:

Regrettably, for some reason, they only accept Hungarian data sheets right now. For your help, we have
made an explainer template, you can find it here:

3. When and where do I need to go to start the process?

You need to go to the central office of the NTCA.
Address: 1097 Budapest, Vaskapu u. 33-35. map

Business hours:

  • Monday 8:30 – 18:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 – 12:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 – 18:00
  • Thursday 8:30 – 12:00
  • Friday 8:30 – 11:30

During these hours you can go by yourself, or you can join one of the Mentor team’s organized group visits. Information and signup to these visits will be possible through the facebook group. Look out for
posts made by the mentors!

Tax office

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