Expats in the CEE region can expect challenges and triumphs, but will undoubtedly learn to love where they live. The number of expats in the CEE region has fluctuated over the years, but a decent number remain today. The expat scene in Budapest is especially lively, since it has a large population of expats. In Budapest there are numerous expat clubs to get involved with. These include the British Women’s Association, the North American Women’s Association, Inter Nations, and many more. There are also clubs for people with specific hobbies, including a hiking groups and groups for sports fans.

Hungary is relatively accessible for expats because of an increased English language knowledge amongst Hungarians in recent years. This same increased usage of English also applies to the rest of the CEE region. In Budapest, there are English language options at the cinema, theatre, and bookshops, making the expat experience relatively easy. There are also several international grocery stores, meaning you can buy foods from home without leaving Budapest.

Inter Relocation’s blog features several stories of expats living in the CEE region and helpful guides for shopping and housing. Visit our blog to make the most of your expat life!

Stuart McAlister, owner and Managing Director of Inter Relocation has been named as the new Vice-President of the European Relocation Association.

He will hold this prestigious position for two years. Then he will have served the maximum six years that EuRA board members may serve. His time with the executive group of EuRA will end. Stuart will assist and … Continue Reading

In the first installment of this guide to renting a home in Budapest we looked at the process of actually finding the right property and ensuring that the legal and immigration aspects have been properly covered.

#1. Renting an Apartment in Budapest: Failure may cause problems at the immigration office

Now we’ll look at the terms and conditions you need … Continue Reading

For new arrivals in Budapest, finding an apartment at the right price with the right legal conditions can be a real challenge. Finding a landlord who will respect the terms of the lease agreement you’ll sign further adds to this challenge.

There are plenty of real estate agents, management companies and even English-speaking owners advertising properties for an expatriate audience. … Continue Reading

(Washington DC October, 2016) — Inter Relocation was honored for its outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2016 Global Network Conference held October in Washington DC.

Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider network. Each year, Cartus recognizes the companies and individuals in the Network who have provided extraordinary service to its customers and clients worldwide.

Inter Relocation Receives Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award for 4th year in a row-Stuart McAlister, company owner Inter Relocation Receives Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award for 4th year in a row

Inter Relocation was … Continue Reading

Highest Honor Bestowed by Cartus Global Network will Recognize Winner’s Outstanding Service and Performance

The Inter Relocation Group has been named to the short list of finalists for the Cartus Corporation’s Masters Cup Award at its 2016 Global Network Conference to be held on October 3-4, in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The Cartus Global Network is … Continue Reading

Every Olympic year since 1960, the Paralympics have been held along with the regular Olympic Games. Take a brief look at how Hungary has performed in these Games.

Hungary has 43 Paralympic athletes competing in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which run from September 7-18. They compete in such events as swimming, table tennis, wheelchair fencing, Continue Reading

Calling all British citizens in Hungary! Unless you’ve been hiding out in a cave for the last few months, you’ll know that on 23rd June the United Kingdom votes whether to leave the European Union or not.

Expatriate Brits in Hungary may register to vote by post if they have legally resided abroad less than 15 years. 

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8. September 2013 – by Stuart McAlister in Budapest Times

The business of getting legal residence in Hungary is easy if you’re an EU, EEA, or Swiss citizen. For non-residents of the old continent, it is not so simple.

Work Permit

The obtainment of a work permit through your employer is the first step to gaining legal status. After this, … Continue Reading