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Forum: Hungary
Jan 14th 2020, 2:46 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By almafak

Re: Looking to move to Hungary

My wife and I received our lakcímkártyák soon after registering as residents at the end of our initial 90 days in Hungary. We were in rented accommodation at the time and an inspector came to check...
Forum: Europe
Nov 19th 2019, 11:25 am
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By almafak

Schengen to other EU countries stamping UK passports again

The Croatia border police are now stamping British passports on entry and exit from a Schengen country. I had a flight originating from Belgrade airport on November 3 and was stamped in and out of...
Forum: Hungary
Sep 19th 2019, 8:54 am
Replies: 158
Views: 19,581
Posted By almafak

Re: UK in Hungary

I received a "Regisztracios Igazolas EGT allampolgar reszere" (Registration Certificate for EEA Citizens) after I had been here for 90 days. It has no photo and is valid indefinitely.
My wife was...
Forum: Hungary
Sep 18th 2019, 5:12 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 19,581
Posted By almafak

Re: UK in Hungary

I visited a friend in Osijek over the weekend, taking the (recently reinstated) Pécs - Beli Manastir train. Border checks were done on the train at Magyarbóly and on the platform at Beli Manastir....
Forum: Hungary
Jan 17th 2018, 5:35 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,729
Posted By almafak

Re: Air Still

According to our mayor, home-made pálinka is supposed to stay in the household that produced it. It is illegal to sell it or even give it away but you can drink it on their premises. This came about...
Forum: Hungary
Jul 6th 2017, 9:38 am
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By almafak

Budapest automatic fare collection back on track

I was handed a leaflet outlining the virtues of the new RIGO AFC system at Deák Ference metro yesterday. Looks good but will it actually get into operation when billed?

Info at RIGO...
Forum: Hungary
Jun 29th 2017, 5:21 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By almafak

Re: Mandatory chimney checks

Apparently every house in the village received a similar paper, each with a different time. My neighbour can not remember the last time an inspection was done.

I sweep my own chimney each year. We...
Forum: Hungary
Jun 29th 2017, 10:17 am
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By almafak

Mandatory chimney checks

Today I received in my mailbox a numbered 'notice of mandatory chimney check' (kötelező kéményellenőrıést) to be carried out at my address at a certain date and time in July. It states something...
Forum: Hungary
Jun 8th 2017, 8:19 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,691
Posted By almafak

Re: Zártkert regulation extension

I applied for this change for my zártkert over a year ago and finally received an updated land registry record yesterday. Section I now contains the text: zártkertí művelés alól kivett terület és...
Forum: Hungary
Jan 2nd 2017, 3:18 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,039
Posted By almafak

Re: How much are your taxis per km?

My understanding is that public transport (excluding supplements which everyone had to pay) is only free for over 65's. The pensioner's travel certificate for under-65s contains vouchers offering 16...
Forum: Hungary
Dec 19th 2016, 3:33 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,173
Posted By almafak

Re: Rubbish Collection company?

The dustbinmen come to my village once a week and empty everyone's bins as long as they are placed on the verge beside the road. The cost is included in the annual 'council tax' and I never had to...
Forum: Hungary
Oct 6th 2016, 7:40 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By almafak

Re: Lake balaton Transport

Trains run both sides of the lake and there are weekend services. There is a map at Travelling by train from Budapest to Lake Balaton (http://www.balatontourism.com/Trains_to_Lake_Balaton.html)
Forum: Hungary
Jun 8th 2016, 3:39 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 982
Posted By almafak

Re: Visitor Visa

The form for applying for a short stay uniform visa (Schengen C-type) says:
"The purpose of the entry can be certified with the following documents:...
"In the case of visiting friends,...
Forum: Hungary
Apr 21st 2016, 7:38 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By almafak

Re: Sunday closing U-turn.

The circus had been performing outside the Nagykanizsa Tesco hypermarket over the weekend. The shop opened on Sunday morning and a zebra tried to enter, having escaped from the corral.
Forum: Hungary
Apr 1st 2016, 12:25 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By almafak

Re: Hard water/Water softeners

I seem to recall that there are two main types of water softener: The first type, ion-exchange, replaces calcium ions with sodium ions. It needs lots of common salt to regenerate the resin bed. With...
Forum: Hungary
Apr 1st 2016, 10:43 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By almafak

Re: non-EU Registration/residency documentation in Hungary

However, a British citizen can only bring their non-EU partner to the UK to live if they have an income over £18,600 per year and if the spouse has passed a proficiency exam in written and spoken...
Forum: Hungary
Apr 1st 2016, 9:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By almafak

Re: non-EU Registration/residency documentation in Hungary

I still needed to apply for Hungarian residence at the immigration office, even though I am British!

I personally know at least 2 other British expats that have taken residence in Hungary with...
Forum: Hungary
Apr 1st 2016, 7:51 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By almafak

Re: Hard water/Water softeners

Our tap water contains dissolved sulphur as well as lots of calcium and flakes of iron. It would make great spa water!
Forum: Hungary
Apr 1st 2016, 7:43 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,331
Posted By almafak

Re: non-EU Registration/residency documentation in Hungary

The national immigration office has an excellent website. The information regarding third-country spouses of EEA citizens is here...
Forum: Hungary
Mar 20th 2016, 1:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By almafak

Re: Zártkert Common Sense Law Change

This link produces a 'not found' error. However, Balatonfüredi Land Registry provides more information on the amendment: Zártkerti információ:2016. december 31-ig....
Forum: Hungary
Mar 16th 2016, 9:11 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,705
Posted By almafak

Re: Electricity Cut Off

I have an annual electricity account for the zártkert, payable in November. They would not do this for the main house account which works out around 100,000 forints a year.
Forum: Hungary
Mar 16th 2016, 8:57 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By almafak

Re: Garden Party season.

Last March 15 the village held a "garden party" in the sports ground. BBQ food and grog was provided. They invited a "musician" with a synth who turned up at 9 pm and picked out good old Hungarian...
Forum: Hungary
Mar 12th 2016, 7:51 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,705
Posted By almafak

Re: Electricity Cut Off

Several of the staff at E-ON Nagykanizsa can speak English but seem unwilling to do so. The usual response is Beszélsz németül? (can you speak German?). I had spent weeks trying to get the...
Forum: Hungary
Mar 3rd 2016, 4:07 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By almafak

Re: Broadband

My village does not have wired broadband. I currently use a Vodafone 3G wireless WiFi modem which provides 12 GB per month of mediocre quality internet. I am considering switching to Z-Net when the...
Forum: Hungary
Mar 3rd 2016, 10:12 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,821
Posted By almafak

Re: 2 Phase or 3 Phase?

You may find that the wiring and sockets in the house may need to be updated. I have one outbuilding to upgrade that still has the old 2-pin plugs and thin, cotton-covered wiring.

Did you mean...
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