Hungary Visa Guide

Getting a Hungary Visa

Country profile

Hungary is a landlocked country in central Europe surrounded by Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. It has a population of 10 million, Hungary has a significant presence in the European Union, NATO and OECD. The country follows a parliamentary system of democracy, and its capital city is Budapest. It is famous for its hot springs which have been put to therapeutic use since ancient times. Hungary is a part of the Schengen Zone, which consists of 26 European countries that have abolished all border controls between each other and people can travel freely from one Schengen country to another without bothering to get a separate visa for each country they wish to visit in the zone. However, you must have at least one Schengen country visa for a short-duration visit, which can extend to 90 days within a period of six months. Though some countries like the US do not require a visa to travel to the Schengen zone countries, if you are a non-European citizen it is mandatory for you to procure a Hungarian Schengen visa.

Who is eligible for applying for Hungary visa:

  • To be eligible for the Hungary visa, you should be a citizen of the country from where you are applying.
  • ou can apply from a foreign country for a Hungarian visa, but you should be on a temporary residence permit in the country from where you are applying.
  • You can apply for a Hungary visa if it is the only country in the Schengen territory that you are going to visit on your trip to Europe.
  • If you are planning to spend the better part of your visit to Europe in Hungary, then you are eligible to apply for a Hungarian Schengen visa.
  • You can also apply for a Hungary visa if it is going to be the entry point of your trip to the Schengen Area.

The Main Types of Hungary Visa

For a short-duration visit to Hungary you will have to procure one of the following types of visa:

Airport transit visa: If you need to pass through the Hungarian airport for going to your destination country in Schengen Area, you will have to take out a Hungarian airport transit visa.

Tourist visa:You will need a Hungarian tourist visa if you are planning to spend your vacation in Hungary for sightseeing and exploring the country.

Visitor’s visa:If you wish to visit your family members or friends staying in Hungary for a short duration, you will have to get a Hungarian visitor’s visa.

Business visa: If you are planning to visit Hungary for business purposes, you will need to get a Hungary Schengen business visa.

Official visit visa If you have to visit Hungary on official purpose, this is the type of visa you will have to procure.

Medical visa:In case you need to visit Hungary for medical treatment, you will have to procure a Hungary Schengen medical visa.

Study visa:If you are a student and wish to pursue a short-duration course in Hungary for a maximum of 3 months, you need to get a Hungary study visa.

Cultural, sports and film crew visa: You will need this category visa if you are planning a small stint in Hungary for attending a cultural event, or for any other sporting or film activity.

Documents required for Hungary visa

To apply for a Hungary visa, you need to provide the following documents to the Hungary embassy or consulate. 

  • A Hungarian visa application form, filly filled and signed.
  • Two photographs as per the visa specifications which should not be older than 3 months.
  • Your passport which should not be older than 10 years and should be valid for at least three months till after your intended departure from Hungary.

Hungarian Visa Application Process

How to Apply for Hungarian Visa:

It is very easy to apply for a Hungarian visa. Firstly, you will need to check the eligibility requirements for a Hungarian visa. You will then need to submit the Hungarian visa application to The Embassy of Hungary at New Delhi. You should note that you will need to visit the centre and submit the application in person. As sometimes the Embassy of Hungary may not be able to process the applications sent through post or courier. However, you can also send an authorised person or travel agent to submit the application or collect the documents once the visa is approved. However, there are certain conditions that will need to be met for a person to be authorised to submit or collect documents:

The following will be considered an applicant’s authorised representatives:

  • Immediate family members
  • If you are part of a group or family, then any single individual from the group
  • A person authorised by the government specifically to collect the documents on the government’s behalf. However, he or she will need to present a letter from the government establishing the same
  • A company’s official representative, but he or she will need to present a letter from the concerned party at the company.

In all the cases mentioned above, the following documents for identification will need to be presented:

  • A government issued ID card, both original and a photocopy
  • Original ICR
  • A letter from the applicant authorising the individual to submit or collect the documents

The first step of the visa application process is to select the visa category that suits the nature and purpose of your visit. Then you should check the requirements of that visa.

Secondly, book an appointment for the interview before submitting your application. Once your appointment is booked, and you have submitted the application, you will need to visit the Embassy of Hungary at New Delhi for your appointment

You will need to present the original and photocopies of all the required documents at the time of the appointment.

Lastly, you will receive a receipt for the services and fees charged during the process. DO ensure to carry all the originals of your documents.

Where to Apply for Hungary Visa?

In order to apply for a visa to Hungary , you are required to visit The Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi. However, you can apply for the visa and book an interview at the following locations:

New Delhi VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level
Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place
New Delhi- 110001
Gurgaon Hungary Visa Application Centre
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
ILD Trade Centre,
4th Floor, Sector 47
Sohna Road, Gurgaon - 122001
Jaipur Hungary Visa Application Centre
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Manglam Ambition Tower
1st Floor, Agrasen Circle (Malan ka Chauraha), Subhash Marg, C Scheme
Jaipur, 302001
Jalandhar VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd
3rd floor, Aman Plaza, Plot No 310, Lajpat Nagar, Mahavir Marg,
Nakodar Chowk, (opposite to lovely autos), Jalandhar,
Punjab-144001
Mumbai VFS Global Hungary Visa Application Centre
Trade Centre,
3rd Floor, ‘G’ Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East),
Mumbai – 400 051
Chennai VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Fagun Towers, Third Floor,
No 74, EthirajSalai, Egmore,
Chennai - 600 008
Bangalore VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd
Global Tech Park, No 11 First Floor O' Shaughnessy Road,
Langford Town, Bangalore 560025
Helpline: +91 22 67866008
Kolkata Hungary Visa Application Centre
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Rene Tower, Building No. 1842, Rajdanga Main Road, Rajdanga,
Landmark: Near Geetanjali Stadium Kolkata, 700107, India
Helpline: +91 22 67866008
Ahmedabad VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd
First Floor, Emerald House, Near Parimal Garden Cross Road,
Off C G Road, Ahmedabad – 380006
Chandigarh B-209, 2nd Floor, Elante,
Industrial Area Phase 1,
Chandigarh, India – 160002
Kochi 1st Floor, Coastal Chambers (Manoj Tower),
M G Road, Ravipuram,
Cochin 682015
Goa Gera Imperium 1, 3rd Floor,
Office No. 301, Patto Plaza, Panjim,
Goa 403001, India
Hyderabad VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd
8-2-700, 3rd Floor, Srida Anushka Pride,
Road No. 12, Banjara Hills,
Hyderabad – 500 034.
Pune Hungary Visa Application Centre
4th Floor, F core
Marvel Edge
Near Bajaj Finserv
Vimannagar,
Pune 411014
Puducherry Hungary Visa Application Centre
Good Shepherd Square,
No.33., East Coast Road,
Elaipillaichavady, Pudupalayam Village,
Puducherry-605 005.
Trivandrum VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd,
First Floor - Asiatic Business Centre,
T c 2/2408-3, Attipra Village,
Kazhakuttam, Trivandrum-695583

How to Book Appointment?

You can book the appointment for visa application if you follow the following process:

  • Submit the application online at the Joint Schengen Visa Application Centre.

    Note: Ensure that you are eligible for the visa category you are applying for in addition to ensuring that every relevant information has been provided.

  • Book an appointment

    Note: Ensure that you do not miss your appointment. If you were to miss your appointment, then you might not be able to get another appointment immediately. Additionally, you will not be allowed to book another appointment for at least 24 hours. It is also not possible to cancel or reschedule your visa appointment.

  • Furthermore, arrive at the centre at least 15 minutes prior to the time allotted to you. You should also remember that nobody can accompany you. However, exceptions are allowed in the following cases:

    • Applicants under the age of 18
    • Individuals who require assistance due to a disability or health reasons

    How to Check Status of Hungary Visa

    After the submission of your visa application, you can track your application here. At least 15 days are taken to process the visa application. However, it may take longer for the process to be completed.

    Hungary Visa Document Requirements

    Documents Required for Hungary Visa application

    The documents required for a Hungarian visa application are the same for almost every instance, except for tourist visa. Visa applications for other reasons require the following documents:

    1 You should fill the application form in English or Hungarian language. You will also need to sign the application
    2 Your passport should be valid for at least 3 months from your intended departure date. It is not necessary for your departure to be from Hungary.
    It can be from any of the Schengen Member States
    (b) Your passport should have at least two blank pages
    (c) No handwritten amendment or alteration should be made on your data page
    3 Two photographs that abide the international standards for photographs as established in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
    4 Valid permit of return (depending on the case)
    5 You will need to have a travel medical insurance that should be able to cover your complete visit. It should be valid for all Schengen territories. The minimum coverage is 30,000 Euros. If you selected Multiple Entry Visa, then you must have a travel medical insurance is valid to cover the first period of your visit at a very minimum.
    6 Cover letter: to explain why you are visiting the nation of Hungary
    7 Travel itinerary for Round-trip flight bookings
    9 Minor travellers: a) at least one parent should be accompanying the minor and should provide an original notarised NOC by the other parent. Furthermore, copies of passports or IDs of both parents will be required
    b) if the minor is travelling alone then an original notarised NOC signed by both parents or legal guardians along with copies of their IDs will be required
    10 Copy of the present passport in its entirety
    11 Original(s) of previous passport(s) or proof of loss

    In addition to the above document requirements, some of the requirements would vary on the purpose of the visit.

    Hungary Tourist Visa

     

    What is Hungary Tourist Visa?

    A Hungarian tourist visa is issued when the purpose of the visit is tourism.

    Duration of Hungary Tourist Visa

    The visa allows a stay of 90 days, it is known as the Schengen visa. This type of visa allows you to visit the entire Schengen region. The visa can be for single and well as multiple entries.

    Eligibility Criteria and Application Process for Hungary Tourist Visa

    Hungarian tourist visa’s eligibility criterion is similar to other types of visa. The requirement of documents is the only change that you will need to focus on.

    Documents required for Hungary Tourist Visa

    The majority of the documents required for a Hungarian tourist visa is the same as for other types of visas. Additional documents include:

    • Proof of accommodation: you can get this from your hotel, manager or organiser of the tour.
    • Evidence of occupation; in the case of students, an explanation of the status of education; a proof is needed for self-employed individuals.
    • Salary certificate for the three months and the company's NOC to leave the nation
    • NOC from school/college for students
    • Proof that you have sufficient funds. You will need to present three months of original bank statements
    • Acknowledgement of Income Tax / ITR-V from the past three years.

    Hungary Visa Fees

     

    Fees for Immigrant Hungary Visas

    The fee for Schengen Visa:A fee of Euros 60 will need to be paid. The payment will need to be paid in rupees. The exchange rate used at the time of the payment will be dependent on the exchange rate. For children below the age of 6 years, no fee is charged. For children aged 6years to 12 years, a fee of 35 Euros will be charged.

    The fee for National Visa D:150 Euros is charged as the visa, and it is to be paid at the time of application. A fee of 75 Euros is charged for children under 6 years

     

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    Is it compulsory for me to get a Hungarian visa to travel to Hungary?

    Indian citizens need to apply for a Hungarian visa. If you have a Schengen visa, then you can also enter Hungary without having to apply for a separate visa.

    How can I apply for a Hungarian Visa?

    An application has to be submitted to the Hungarian Visa Application Centre. Then you will have to book an appointment at the Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi.

    What should be mentioned in the cover letter to be submitted with my documents?

    You are required to mention the reason why you want to visit Hungary. If you intend to visit other states of the Schengen region, then you need to mention the reasons for the same as well.

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