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.
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
The length of stay which nationals of the exempted countries
are allowed is subject to frequent change, contact the embassy
for more information.
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.
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.
Single-entry Tourist and business
Valid for 90-day stay within 6 months of the date
Valid for 90-day stay taken twice within 6 months
from date of issue.
Valid for multiple 90-day stays in Hungary within 1 year from
the date of issue. Validity subject to frequent change according
Valid for 5 days within 6 months from date of issue.
Maximum of 5 days twice within 6 months from date of issue.
Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy check the Contact
Addresses section). Visas are not issued at road border points
or at Budapest Airport.
a. Passport valid for at least 6 months, with at least one
b. Completed application form.
c. 1 passport-size photo.
d. Postal applications a pre-paid special delivery return
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
h. Recent bank statement or a payslip.
or just for business purposes, eg a trip to attend a conference:
a.-h. and, i. Written invitation from host organisation or
Transit a.-h. and, i.
Valid visa for country of destination.
2 or 7 for postal applications and if applicant is
applying with a travel document and not a passport.