Hungary attracts Russian tourists not only with historical and natural attractions, but also with inexpensive flights, so every year the flow of travelers from our country is increasing. Since it is included in the list of Schengen countries, Russians need a Schengen visa to visit. You can apply for a permit only for the duration of the trip, but it is better to apply for a multivisa, which then makes it easy to travel to other countries. In addition, if a person already has a Schengen issued by another country, they will also be allowed to enter the territory of Hungary. According to COUNTRYAAH, Hungary is a country that starts with letter H.
A Hungarian visa is considered quite easy to obtain, embassies are usually loyal to Russians.
Tourist visa to Hungary: general information
|Do they give multivisa?||given for at least six months|
|Term of receipt||from 7 working days;|
|Validity limit||3 months from the expiration of the visa|
- The cost of a regular visa: 35€
- Express visa: 70€
- Visa fees: 20-30€
Types of visas
Travelers most often apply for a tourist visa type C. It is short-term, can be single, double or multiple. In addition to sightseeing, they travel along it for other purposes:
- business tasks;
- visiting relatives;
- participation in sports, cultural or scientific events;
- living in your own property.
In addition, family members of citizens of the European Union must apply for a visa.
Making your own
You can apply at the embassy, consulate or visa center. In the latter, employees will help to properly prepare the papers, make photographs and photocopies, besides, there are usually no queues, it is convenient for residents of the regions to transfer the order by courier. But you will have to pay a service fee: 20 EUR for Moscow and 30 EUR for other regions. The prices on the page are for September 2022.
If you contact the consulate directly, then you first need to sign up for the office. website, then fill out the questionnaire there and only then come with a full package of documents for an interview (in fact, they don’t conduct any interview, they just call the paperwork procedure that way).
You need to register no earlier than 3 months before the intended visit to the country, but no later than a month. The official review period is 7-10 days, in rare cases the procedure may take up to 30 days.
Documents for a visa to Hungary
Required documents for obtaining Schengen category C:
Must be completed in Latin letters and signed in blue pen;
- international passport
Valid for 3 months from visa expiration date, with two blank pages, without any damage;
- Photocopy of the international passport
A copy of the page of the international passport with a photo, as well as copies of all Schengen visas for the last 3 years;
- Photocopy of civil passport
Pages with a photo, registration, marital status, information about previously issued passports;
2 color photographs 3.5 x 4.5 cm (see photo requirements below);
- Medical insurance
Insurance must be for 30,000 EUR, it can be issued online;
- Hotel reservation
A copy of the hotel or apartment reservation with the details of all guests who will stay in the room.
Round-trip air tickets or other travel documents are also suitable for ticket reservations;
- Help from the place of work
Certificate of employment with the prescribed position and salary;
- Bank statement
The extract must be fresh, not older than 6 months;
- For students, schoolchildren
A certificate from the place of study, a sponsorship letter with a photocopy of the sponsor’s civil passport, a certificate from work / an extract from the sponsor’s account (issued according to the general rules);
If the purpose of the visit is not tourism, then documents confirming this will be required, for example, a work contract, a certificate of enrollment in a university, documents from a clinic, etc. For a transit visa, they provide information on further movements.
When crossing the border, you need to have a hotel reservation, a return ticket, insurance and a document confirming financial solvency.
Visa processing for children
When obtaining a visa for a child and a teenager, you will additionally need:
- the original and a copy of the birth certificate (and after 14 years also the passport);
- certificate from the place of study with a seal and signature on letterhead;
- permission to travel abroad from one or both parents, if the child is traveling with third parties (minors cannot fly unaccompanied).
When submitting documents to the consulate, you must provide 2 color photographs taken within the last six months and meeting the following requirements:
- size 3.5 x 4.5 cm;
- clear, contrasting, clean, without frames and ovals;
- background – white or light gray;
- strictly full face, the gaze is directed to the camera;
- the mouth is closed, a slight smile is allowed;
- if the applicant wears glasses, they can be left only if the frame is not too heavy, the eyes and facial features are clearly visible;
- hair cannot cover the face.
Hats must be removed. The exception is those who wear them for religious reasons, and only if they do not cover the face.
One person can be present in the frame, even if we are talking about babies, there should not be any foreign objects in the photo either. When submitting papers at the visa centers, you can take a picture right there, the consulates do not provide such services.
The length of the head from chin to crown is approximately 30 mm (70-80% of the area). The photo is taken from the front, the gaze is directed to the camera, there is no smile.
Consular fee – 35 €
The consular fee is 35 EUR and depends on the current exchange rate. When submitting documents to the visa centers in Moscow, you will need to pay a service fee of 20 EUR, and in other regions – 30 EUR for each passport. Registration of an urgent visa costs 70 EUR. All services are paid in rubles at the current exchange rate, it is recommended to bring cash without change.
When applying at the consulate, the cost of a visa is 35 EUR, when submitting documents at the visa center – 35 EUR (consular fee) + 20/30 EUR (service fee).
Close relatives of citizens of the Russian Federation living in Hungary, members of official delegations, governments, parliaments, etc., students going to study, participants in youth sports events, disabled people and those who accompany them if necessary, as well as children under 6 years.
Fingerprinting for Hungary visa
To apply for a visa, you must submit biometric data, provided that they have not been submitted in the last 4 years and 11 months. Fingerprinting is carried out in consulates or visa centers, where there is special equipment.
Children under 12 years of age, those people from whom it is impossible to take this data for physical reasons, as well as heads of state and other high-ranking officials are exempted from the procedure.
If over the past 5 years the traveler has changed his last name, first name, or the spelling of the data has changed in the new passport, then the fingerprints will have to be retaken.
Visa validity period
A multiple multiple entry visa is given for a period of six months to 5 years (in rare cases). For all visas, the rule of 90 days out of 180 applies. This means that a traveler can stay in the Schengen area for three months within six months, the number of trips is not limited, the main thing is that the total stay does not exceed the specified figures. You can correctly calculate the dates of your stay on a special calculator.