HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE SOCIAL (PUBLIC) INSURANCE?

With the help of IRO, when you have your passport, residence permit and accommodation reporting sheet in your hands.

 

WHEN CAN I EXPECT THE SOCIAL INSURANCE CARD TO BE READY?

It is a long process, because it has several elements to be fulfilled by different parties. As soon as you arrive as a first year student, the necessary papers and request forms are ready to be signed by you and as soon as you submit the copies of your personal documents and establish a student status, the process is being started. SH Officers will arrange the social insurance card for you, but as it does not only depend on the University (further parties are also involved), the process cannot be fastened and it is not possible to receive the social insurance card right after your arrival. Once your social insurance card gets ready, you will be informed by e-mail by IRO and all you will have to do is to visit the IRO for its reception.

 

SHOULD I PAY FOR THE SOCIAL INSURANCE?

No, as a Stipendium Hungaricum scholar, you are entitled for its benefits for free.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CARD IS EXPRED?

Bring your valid passport, residence permit and accommodation sheet to IRO, also your expired TAJ (social insurance) card, sign the application form IRO provides you and wait for the e-mail in which IRO informs you that your new card is ready.

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CARD IS LOST?

Bring your valid passport, residence permit and accommodation sheet to IRO, sign the application form IRO provides you, pay 3000 HUF (get a cheque from IRO, go to the post and bring the payment receipt to IRO for scanning) and wait for the e-mail in which IRO informs you that your new card is ready.

 

HOW CAN I USE THE SOCIAL INSURANCE?

Check the detailed explanation here.