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Hungary Visa for Indians

Hungary is a beautiful European country known for its rich history, culture, and stunning landscapes. Its capital city, Budapest, is split into two parts by the Danube River. Hungary is a great place to visit if you want to experience both history and modern life. However, before you visit Hungary, you need to obtain a Hungary visa from India. This article will look at the various Hungary visa types, the application process, visa fees, and more.

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About Hungary Visa

Whether you are planning to tour the vibrant city of Budapest, study in one of Hungary's well-known universities, or seek employment opportunities, you need a valid Hungary visa from India.

Being a part of the Schengen zone, you must apply for a visa according to your purpose of visit. If visiting for tourism, you must meet all the requirements for Schengen visa for Hungary.

Before we dive into the various Hungary visa requirements, let's look at some key facts about Hungary.

Key Fact Information
Country Hungary
Currency Hungarian Forint (HUF) (HUF 1 = INR 0.23)
Time Zone Central European Time (CET) UTC+1
Capital City Budapest
Official Language Hungarian
Popular Tourist Destinations Budapest, Lake Balaton, Eger, Szentendre
Visa Application Method Online

Features of Hungary Visa

The features of a Hungary visa from India are listed below:

  • Entry to Schengen Countries: Hungary is a Schengen member country. A valid Schengen visa grants access not only to Hungary but also to all 26 countries under the entire Schengen Area.
  • Mandatory Schengen Travel Insurance: Having travel health insurance is mandatory for anyone applying for a Hungary visa. The insurance should cover all medical emergencies during your stay along with repatriation in case of death. The coverage should be at least EUR 30,000.

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Documents Required to Apply for a Hungary Visa

While submitting your Hungary visa application, you need to provide various documents to prove your eligibility for a visa. Here's a checklist of the documents for Schengen tourist visa for Hungary.

Document Description
Passport Must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended stay in Hungary and have at least two blank pages for visa stamps.
Visa Application Form Completed and signed Hungary visa application form.
Photos as per Hungary visa photo requirements Recent passport-sized photographs that meet the Hungary visa photo requirements.
Proof of Accommodation Hotel reservations, rent agreement or a letter of invitation from a host in Hungary.
Travel Itinerary Detailed travel itinerary including flight reservations numbers and dates that specify your entry and exit from the Schengen area.
Proof of Funds Bank statements, sponsorship letter, or other evidence of sufficient funds to cover your stay. You should have funds equal to at least EUR 24 per day while in Hungary.
Schengen Travel Insurance Hungary travel insurance covering medical expenses, repatriation, and emergency evacuation throughout Schengen region. The minimum coverage should be EUR 30,000.

Other than these, you must provide additional documents for other Hungary visa categories. These are mentioned below.

Documents for Hungary Work Visa

If you wish to work in Hungary, you need to apply for a residence permit for work. You need to submit some additional documents for this purpose.

Required Document Description
Preliminary Agreement Document indicating the intention to establish an employment relationship in Hungary.
Employment document Official document confirming the legal employment between you and your employer.
Proof of Sufficient Resources
Bank statements or proof of savings or investments
Proof of regular income from employer or tax authority.
Documents proving Place of Accommodation Any of the following documents:
1. Residential lease contract
2. Accommodation provision document
3. Ownership document of residential property
4. Accommodation reservation and payment proof
5. Employer's certificate of accommodation provision.
Health Insurance Documents Evidence of comprehensive health insurance covering all healthcare services.
Documents proving Conditions of Exit Proof of meeting exit conditions such as:
1. Valid Indian passport
2. Valid travel ticket(s) or sufficient funds to cover travel costs.

Documents for Hungary Study Visa

Planning to study in Hungary? Here are the additional documents required for a Hungary student visa application.

Required Document Description
Certificate of Adequate Language Skills Document demonstrating the student's proficiency in the language of instruction, typically through a language proficiency certificate.
Admission Certificate or Student Status Certificate Official document issued by the educational institution confirming the student's admission or enrollment status in a study program in Hungary.
Proof of Payment for Tuition Fees Evidence of fulfilling tuition fee obligations.

Hungary Visa Types

Several Hungary visa types are available, depending on the purpose of your visit. You can either apply for a short-term Schengen visa or a long-term Hungary visa. Here's a look at the different Hungary visa types.

Hungary visa types Description Maximum stay
Schengen Visa Issued to those to travel within the Schengen area, which includes Hungary, for tourism, business, or family visits. 90 days
Work visa (Residence permit for employment) Issued to those who intend to work for an extended period. 2 years (can be extended to 3 years)
Student visa
(Residence permit for studies)
Granted to individuals who wish to study at an educational institution in Hungary. 1-3 years
Transit visa Intended for travellers passing through Hungary en route to another destination. 24 hours

Who can Apply for a Hungary Visa?

Before learning about how to apply for a Hungary visa, check the requirements related to who can apply for Hungary visa from India:

  • Indian citizens planning to visit Hungary for tourism, business, studies, or work purposes.
  • Those having a valid passport with at least three months validity beyond the return date.
  • Individuals who can show proof of sufficient finances to cover expenses during their stay in Hungary. You should demonstrate that you have the ability to spend at least EUR 24 per day while you are in Hungary.
  • Those who have valid travel insurance covering medical expenses, repatriation, and emergency evacuation with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000.

How to Apply for a Hungary Visa?

You can apply for a Schengen visa through VFS Global. However, the Hungary visa applications for study and employment permits are to be submitted to the Hungarian Embassy. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Hungary visa.

Step 1: Download and Fill the Application Form

Complete the online application form with accurate information. You can fill up the form for your Schengen visa through VFS Global online. For long-term visas, you can download the form from the Hungarian Embassy's website.

Step 2: Schedule the Appointment

Book an appointment at the Hungary Embassy/Consulate in India for biometrics and document submission via VFS Global for Schengen visas. For other visas, send an appointment request to the Hungarian Embassy via email.

Step 3: Document Preparation

Gather all the necessary documents as per your Hungary visa document checklist. Remember to get your photos clicked as per the Hungary visa photo requirements.

Step 4: Attend Your Appointment

Attend the visa interview at the scheduled time and date.

Step 5: Pay the Hungary Visa Fees

Pay the required visa fees at the embassy. You may have to pay an additional service fee as well.

Step 6: Interview

Your interview will be conducted on the next working day after you submit your biometric information.

Step 7: Wait for Visa Processing

Hungary visa processing time is around 15 to 45 days. During this time, you can check your Hungary visa status online through VFS Global or the embassy. You can collect your passport once you receive a notification that your visa has been processed.

Hungary Visa Fees

You must pay the Hungary visa fees while applying for a visa. The fees to be paid are as mentioned below:

Visa Type Fees
Schengen visa (Short Term visa type C) EUR 90 (INR 8121.52)
Residence Permit for Employment or Studies (Long term visa type D) EUR 110.48 (INR 10,020)
Transit visa EUR 60 (INR 5,442.06)

How to Check Your Hungary Visa Status?

If you have applied through VFS Global, follow these steps to check your Hungary visa status:

  1. Visit the official website of VFS Global.
  2. Click on 'Track Your Application'.
  3. Enter your application reference number and last name along with captcha to reveal your Hungary visa status.

VFS Global also sends you email updates about your visa status during the Hungary visa processing time.

If you have applied through the embassy for long-term visas, the embassy will email you as soon as your visa decision is made. The National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing of Hungary makes long-term visa decisions. The embassy does not respond to queries related to the status of your Hungary visa application.

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