To visit Hungary you may need a visa. Visa is a permit to enter Hungary for a
short stay visit not exceeding three months in any six-month period as a
tourist, business people, to participate at a conference, cultural event or to
transit between the terminals of Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport in Hungary. For
detailed information on the application procedure, visa fee and supporting
documents for various types of visits please see the relevant sections of our
Information on this site is relevant for
||Nationals of India, Bangladesh and Maldives who intend to visit
||Applicants who have residence in India or stay in India for lodging
an application in absence of any Hungarian visa representation in their country
of origin are advised to refer to this site for information;
||Nationals of India who intend to visit Estonia and Latvia. Please be advised
that Embassy of Hungary accepts visa application from other third country
nationals for their short term visit if they have permanent or temporary
long-term residence in India (tourist visa is not temporary residence for this
purpose). Kindly be informed that visa application cannot be accepted these
conditions are not met. The visa application procedure and conditions for
issuing visa B aresame as for Hungary.
Kindly be advised that nationals of Nepal and Sri Lanka can submit their visa
applications with the German Embassies in Kathmandu and Colombo respectively
which issue visa on Hungary`s behalf. The visa application procedure and
conditions for issuing visas are the same as if you wish to visit Germany.
Therefore, you are advised to refer to the German Embassy in Kathmandu
and German Embassy in Colombo
respectively for further enquiries.
Diplomatic, service (official) passport and U.N. laissez-passer holders of
India do not need visa to visit Hungary.
For working or studying in Hungary you need a residence permit. Please note
that short term visa does not permit you to travel to Hungary for working or
studying beyond 90 days. You can apply for residence permit at the Embassy of
Hungary in New Delhi. For detailed information on residence permits go online
WHERE TO APPLY FOR A VISA?
issue uniform visas
for short stay visit and airport transit. However, it is important for you to
know that Hungarian Visa Application Centre can only process your application
if the destination of your visit is Hungary. The following criteria may help
you to decide whether you should submit your visa application with the
Hungarian Visa Application Centre.
HOW TO APPLY?
||Hungary is the sole destination of your visit(s);
||Your visit to Schengen States includes more than one destination
and Hungary is the main destination of the visit(s) in terms of the length or
purpose of stay;
||If you cannot determine which is your main destination, but Hungary is the
first Schengen State you wish to enter.
You can lodge a visa application three months before the start of the intended
visit. Holders of multiple-entry visa may lodge the application before the
expiry of their visa. Visa application handling procedure takes up to 15
calendar days after the application is registered with the Embassy of Hungary
in New Delhi. Neither the Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi nor the Hungarian
Visa Application Centre can be held responsible for any delays in travel due to
the time of processing a visa application. Therefore, you are strongly advised
to apply well in advanced.
You are also advised to observe that applications lodged by nationals of
Bangladesh are subject to prior consultation or information with other Schengen
States which takes 7 calendar days except for airport transit. You can find the
complete list of countries whose nationals are subject to such consultation
Visa application can be submitted at Hungarian Visa Application Centre by third
persons presenting authorization duly signed by the applicant and certified by
It is important for you to know that mere possession of a visa does not confer
an automatic right of entry to Schengen States including Hungary and that you
may be requested to present proof that you actually fulfill the entry
conditions at the entry border checking point. List of documents which may be
requested are the same as you submitted as supporting documents for the visa
Kindly be advised that visa application will not be accepted at the Hungarian
Visa Application Centre for processing, if:
WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS I NEED TO ENCLOSE TO THE APPLICATION?
||Visa application is lodged three months before the start of the
||Passport expires less than three months after the intended date of
departure from Hungary;
||Passport contains less than two blank pages;
||Passport has been issued more than 10 years;
||Photographs is not as per specification;
||Application form is not duly filed and signed;
It is important for us that you feel comfortable and well informed before you
start your visa application. Therefore, we wish to help you in preparing for
lodging an application with the Hungarian Visa Application Centre. You find a
checklist of supporting documents you are expected to enclose when lodging your
application at different visa type sections. However, please be advised that
individual circumstances can vary to a large extend, so the Embassy of Hungary
in New Delhi may request further documents for supporting your visit.
Please make note that all documents referred to under different visa type
sections and marked with (*) have to be enclosed in original either in English
or Hungarian language. Please read carefully which documents you need to
present in Hungarian language!
Kindly be advised that travel dates must be identical on the application form,
letter of invitation, airplane booking and prearranged accommodation.
Please be mindful of the fact that if you fail to comply with these general
provisions the Consular Section may refuse your visa application without
verifying its merit.
Kindly make note that originals have to be accompanied with a copy. Only those
originals will be returned after the decision on the application is made which
were accompanied by a copy. If you need to translate any of the supporting
documents into English language please note that Embassy of Hungary cannot
provide translation for visa application documents.
Sponsors of applicants are strongly advised not to send supporting documents by
fax or e-mail to the Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi. These documents should be
submitted by the applicant when submitting visa application. Therefore, such
unwarranted fax or e-mail messages are disregarded.
Please be advised that during the examination of an application, the Embassy of
Hungary in New Delhi may call you for an interview and request additional
HOW LONG DOES THE VISA ISSUING PROCEDURE TAKE?
Visa application is assessed by the Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi for up to
15 calendar days starting with the day the application is registered with the
embassy. This period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 or exceptionally 60
calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the
application is needed.
You will be notified on the decision by the Hungarian Visa Application Centre.
Please be advised that during the time of the assessment neither the Embassy of
Hungary in New Delhi nor the Hungarian Visa Application Centre will answer any
form of enquiry regarding state or outcome of the procedure.
WHAT IF MY APPLICATION IS TURN DOWN?
If your application is turned down, the decision will be given in a written
form in which the Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi informs you on why your
application was rejected. If you received a decision you are not satisfied
with, you can submit a written appeal no later than 8 calendar days from the
day you received the decision at the Hungarian Visa Application Centre. The
appeal procedure has a fee of Rs. 2091 (EUR 30). The appeal must be presented
at the Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi in person. Please note that there is no
exception to these rules.
The appeal is assessed and decided by the Hungarian Minister for Foreign
Affairs in 15 calendar days after the submission. You may be requested to
provide further supporting documents to the appeal procedure. Please be advised
that during the time of the assessment neither the Embassy of Hungary in New
Delhi nor the Hungarian Visa Application Centre will answer any form of enquiry
regarding state or outcome of the appeal procedure. Please note that the time
of the appeal procedure cannot be reduced.
If turning down your visa application caused grievance to you, complaint can
also be made with the Embassy of Hungary in New Delhi. Your complaint will be
duly assessed and answered in 30 calendar days.
In case your appeal or complaint was rejected you are entitled to submit a visa