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VISA

VISA information

Hungary joined the Schengen Area on 21 December, 2007. From that time visas and residence permits issued by one of the Schengen Member States are valid also for Hungary, and visas/residence permits issued by Hungarian authorities are – as a general rule – also valid for the entire Schengen Area.

Hungary issues visas in 89 countries, while in 67 countries Hungary is represented by other Member States for issuing visa.

In order to further enhance the visa procedure for the FINA Masters World Championships BUDAPEST 2017 event, Hungary is negotiating temporary agreements on visa representation with countries where Hungary is neither being present nor being represented.

Hungary is a Member of the Schengen Area. Visas and residence permits issued by one Schengen Member State is valid also for Hungary, and visas/residence permits issued by the Hungarian authorities are – as a general rule – also valid for the entire Schengen Area.

 

SCHENGEN MEMBER STATES:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein. Hungary issues visas itself in 89 countries, while in 67 more countries Hungary is represented by another Member State in issuing visas.

Check the Annex to see if you are eligible for visa-free entry.

WHERE TO SUBMIT A VISA APPLICATION?

Uniform visa applications must be submitted at the Hungarian Embassy/Consulate General in your country or at the Embassy/Consulate General representing Hungary in visa issuance.

WHICH OF THE HUNGARIAN CONSULATES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ISSUING A VISA?

a) where the applicant resides legally and has a habitual residence (the applicant is a citizen of the given country or holds a permit which makes a stay longer than 3 months possible – e.g., a residence permit),

b) where the applicant does not have habitual residence or the right of long term stay, but at the given moment is staying there legally and has given reasons for applying at that consulate. This is not a personal right; it depends on the consulate’s consideration and can only happen for an extremely good reason. The stay is legal if, according to the third country’s law, the applicant is entitled to stay within the consulate’s authorized area for a short period (e.g., with a visa) or for a longer period (e.g., with a residence permit). If there is no Hungarian consulate in the country where the applicant has his/her habitual residence, another Member State may represent Hungary for the issue of visas, within the framework of an existing visa representation agreement. In the case that there is no Hungarian representation, nor another Member State issuing visas on behalf of Hungary in the country where the applicant has his/her habitual residence, a visa application can be submitted at any Hungarian Embassy/Consulate General outside the Schengen Area.

Please have a look at the list of the embassies and consulates at the end of this chapter.

WHO CAN SUBMIT A VISA APPLICATION?

The application should be submitted personally by the applicant.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1. Applications shall be lodged no more than three months before the start of the intended visit.

2. Decisions about admissible applications, as main rule, must be made within 15 calendar days counted from submission of the application. It is therefore advised to submit the application earlier than 15 calendar days before your planned departure. The consulate takes no responsibility for delayed submission and therefore for failed travel.

3. The period covered by the visa may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days or (in exceptional circumstances) a maximum of 60 calendar days.

Visa fee: 60 EUR per person

THE VISA FEE IS EUR 35 FOR APPLICANTS BELONGING TO

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:

·         Children over six years of age and under 12 years of age.

·         The beneficiary of a visa facilitation agreement (as below).

·         Kosovo citizens

 

If the country of origin and the EU have signed a visa facilitation agreement, further exceptions may be given, e.g.: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine. For detailed information concerning these agreements, please contact the competent Hungarian foreign representations in the respective countries. According to Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 9th July 2008, concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation): If the applicant is travelling in a group or with his/her spouse and/or children, the visa authority shall create an application file for each applicant and link the application files of the persons travelling together. Therefore it is advisable to apply for visas for all family members together. Please be informed that the Tables on the recognition of travel documents by Hungary are published on the website of DG HOME, under the link:

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/index_en.htm.

Further information at:

http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/en

Contact information of the OC:

Telephone number: +36-1-22-00-300

e-mail address: [email protected]