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Hungary Visa - Passport
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  Visa Required? Passport Required? Return Ticket Required?
British No Yes Yes
Australian No Yes Yes
Canadian No Yes Yes
USA No Yes Yes
Other EU No 1/2 Yes
Japanese No Yes Yes
PASSPORTS

Passport valid for at least 6 months required by all, except:

a. 1. nationals of European Union member states holding a passport (must be valid for entire duration of the stay) or national identity card.

b. 2. nationals of Croatia and Switzerland holding valid ID cards but only when staying for up to 90 days for touristic purposes, with return ticket and proof of funds sufficient for period of stay.

VISAS

Required by all except the following:

a. nationals of countries referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days (nationals of the UK and Ireland for stays of up to 6 months, and nationals of Cyprus, Latvia, Malta and Slovenia for stays of up to 30 days).

b. nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep), Liechtenstein, Macau (SAR), Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Switzerland, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela (tourist visits only) for stays of up to 90 days.

c. nationals of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Nicaragua, Romania, San Marino and Singapore for stays of up to thirty days.

d. persons continuing their journey to a third country within 24 hours, provided not leaving the airport and holding valid onward tickets and documentation. However, nationals who are not eligible for visa exemptions and are non-residents of the UK may need to acquire an airport transit visa in all circumstances.

Note

The length of stay which nationals of the exempted countries are allowed is subject to frequent change, contact the embassy for more information.

Types of visa and cost

Visas, regardless of type and duration of stay allocated, cost £25. However, long-term visas cost £35. Multiple-entry visas are only valid for business travellers and for those possessing a long-term visa.

Note

a. Nationals of Serbia & Montenegro and Ukraine, and family members of UK nationals, can obtain visas free-of-charge.

b. If the visa has to be issued on a separate sheet (because there is no free page in the passport), an additional fee is payable of £17.

Validity

Single-entry Tourist and business

Valid for 90-day stay within 6 months of the date of issue.

Double-entry

Valid for 90-day stay taken twice within 6 months from date of issue.

Multiple-entry

Valid for multiple 90-day stays in Hungary within 1 year from the date of issue. Validity subject to frequent change according to nationality.

Transit

Valid for 5 days within 6 months from date of issue.

Double-transit

Maximum of 5 days twice within 6 months from date of issue.

Application

Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy check the Contact Addresses section). Visas are not issued at road border points or at Budapest Airport.

Application requirements

a. Passport valid for at least 6 months, with at least one blank page.

b. Completed application form.

c. 1 passport-size photo.

d. Postal applications a pre-paid special delivery return envelope.

g. Confirmation of accommodation in Hungary, or letter of invitation from friends or relatives living in Hungary and a copy of the ID cards of the inviting party must be attached, if travelling on a travel document and not on a passport, nationals must seek endorsement from the local Hungarian migration authority).

h. Recent bank statement or a payslip.

Business or just for business purposes, eg a trip to attend a conference: a.-h. and, i. Written invitation from host organisation or company.

Transit a.-h. and, i. Valid visa for country of destination.

Working days required

2 or 7 for postal applications and if applicant is applying with a travel document and not a passport.