OKFŐ - General informations (Basic and Operational Registry)

General informations (Basic and Operational Registry)

Last Updated: 20 January 2022

BASIC REGISTRATION

After the graduation the University has 30 calendar days to report the diploma details of the newly graduated students to the National Directorate General For Hospitals in order get them listed in the National Basic Register of the Healthcare Professionals.

The Basic Register holds every healthcare professional whose diploma was obtained or recognised in Hungary, therefore the basic registration and the certificate about the basic registration attests that the professional holds a qualification which can be used to pursue heatlhcare activity.

Once you are registered in the Basic Register, you will have a unique registration number, which can be checked at the public database (https://kereso.enkk.hu/).

MEDICAL STAMP for DOCTORS

In case of doctors and dentists the National Directorate General For Hospitals ex officio notifies the National Health Insurance Fund of Hungary (Nemzeti Egészségügyi Alapkezelő; NEAK) about the professionals personal details, address and basic registration number in order to prepare the professionals’ medical stamps.

Despite the notification, the medical stamp will not be prepared unless you apply for it by submitting a request form to the NEAK. (web: http://neak.gov.hu/;e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; stamp request form can be downloaded: http://www.oep.hu/nyomtatvanytar/- Kérelem az első névre szóló orvosi bélyegző kiállítása iránt)

OPERATIONAL REGISTRATION

Once you have your diploma listed in the Basic Register, you can decide if you currently intend to

  • leave Hungary and work abroad (see point A) OR

  • stay and work in Hungary (see point B)

  1. INTEND TO WORK ABROAD

The National Directorate General for Hospitals can also attest the entitlement to pursue the healthcare activity if the healthcare professional of foreign nationality does not fulfill the requirements which are needed to work in the territory of Hungary, but

  • the professional declares, that

    • after obtaining the healthcare qualification does not intend to work in the area of health in the territory of Hungary,

    • the verification of his/her entitlement to pursue the healthcare activity is only necessary for the recognition of his/her diploma abroad,

  • has a clean criminal record, and is not under the effect of a non-appealable sentence imposed for a criminal offence suspending the health care activity.

For the certificate you need to fill out and sign the application form only and send it via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: Application form NOT intend to work in Hungary

With regard to the above mentioned the National Directorate General for Hospitals issuesa certificate for use in the recognition of the diploma in another country. In case of professionals who intend to effectively work in the territory of Hungary other requirements are also have to be fulfilled in compliance with the conditions laid down in the relevant legislation.

The National Directorate General for Hospitals issues operational registration card only those healthcare professionals, who have a valid operational registration and want to effectively pursue the healthcare activity in Hungary.

  1. INTEND TO WORK IN HUNGARY

The professional who wants to effectively pursue the healthcare activity without supervision in Hungary should be registered in the operational registration based on the

professionals application.

DOCUMENTS

For your first operational registration, you need to submit the following documents via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or by post):

  • filled out and signed application form (available: Application)

  • transfer receipt of the administrative fee

  • The proof of membership of the chamber

MEMBERSHIP OF THE CHAMBER

  • doctors, dentists: Hungarian Medical Chamber (www.mok.hu; Magyar Orvosi Kamara)

  • pharmacists: Hungarian Chamber of Pharmacists (www.mgyk.hu; Magyar Gyógyszerészi Kamara)

  • healthcare professionals (physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, etc.): Chamber of Hungarian Helathcare Professionals (www.meszk.hu; Magyar Egészségügyi Szakdolgozói Kamara)

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE

The fee has to be paid by bank transfer or cheque to the following account number of the Directorate General: 10032000-00362241-00000000. The receipt shall be attached to the application.

When you transfer the money from a foreign bank account, please transfer the amount to the following account number:

National Directorate General for Hospitals

Swift code: HUSTHUHB

IBAN number: HU97 1003 2000 0036 2241 0000 0000

Bank: Hungarian National Bank

The fee of the transfer and the change is the applicant's cost.

  • First registration: 3000,- HUF

  • Renew the operational registration: 1000,- HUF

  • Issue the certificate of the valid operational registration: free

  • Registration of the new qualification: 1000,- HUF

  • Extend the operational registration (prolongation because of child-raising allowances, incapacity due to illness, etc.): 3000,- HUF

  • Registration after cancellation: 1000,- HUF

  • Change in personal details: free (if you need to replace the card of the operational registration because of the changing datas: 1000,- HUF)

  • Replace the card of the operational registration: 3000,- HUF

  • Declaration of pursuing the health activity with supervision: free

  • Cancellation from the operational registration: 3000,- HUF

The National Directorate General for Hospitals issues operational registration card only those healthcare professionals, who have a valid operational registration and want to effectively pursue the healthcare activity in Hungary.

Contact details

Last Updated: 11 May 2021

Postal address: 1444 Budapest, P.O. Box: 270.

Telephone:

Phone number: 06-1/411-1146, 06-1/411-1147
Monday-Thursday 8.30-15.30, Friday 8.30-13.30

Email:

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Personally:

Tuesday and Thursday 8.30-15.30
Address: 1085 Budapest, Horánszky street 24. ground floor 010
The personal customer service is closed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.