Hungarian Embassies and Consulates
When traveling to Hungary from outside the European Union (EU) or Schengen Area, or from a country without a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen group of countries, of which Hungary is a member, you need a Hungarian Schengen Visa and will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence. Hungary has close to 65 embassies and 44 consulates in countries all over the world.
What services do Hungary’s Embassies and Consulates provide?
Hungary’s Embassies and Consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration issues - such as issuing Schengen Visas - as well as providing information to potential tourists or business visitors.
Do I have to apply for a Hungarian Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, including India, Hungarian Embassy or Consulate officials do not directly process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The main visa application partner of Hungary is the firm VFS Global - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation. They can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. Their website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below is a list of the cities where the embassy or consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Hungarian mission on the website below. In most countries, these will be located in capital cities or major population centers.
Hungarian foreign ministry website : kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-trade
Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
Hungary has its embassy in Washington D.C., and consulates in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, and Miami.
Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in the U.K.
Hungary’s embassy is based in London.
Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in China
Hungary’s embassy is based in Beijing and it has consulates in Chongqing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in India
Hungary has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Mumbai and New Delhi. There are also VFS Global visa centers in Mumbai, Trivandrum, Pune, Puducherry, Chennai, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kochi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Gurgaon, and Cochin.
Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia
Hungary has an embassy in Jakarta.
Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in Brazil
Hungary has an embassy in Brasilia and a consulate in Sao Paulo.
Hungarian Embassies and Consulates in Mexico
Hungary’s embassy is located in Mexico City.
What if Hungary does not have an embassy or consulate in my country?
Although Hungary has embassies or consulates in many countries, it does not have missions in every state, so if there isn’t one in your country, then officials from another Schengen country or their visa application partner, such as VFS Global, will act on their behalf.
How long will it take the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for a Hungarian Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
When applying for a Schengen Visa to Hungary, you need travel and medical cover or your application will be refused, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Hungary, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Hungarian Embassies and Consulates and Schengen Visas
If the Hungarian Embassy refuses my Schengen Visa- can I appeal?
Yes. You can appeal if your visa application is refused for most reasons.
Will I have to turn up in person to be interviewed when obtaining my Hungarian Schengen Visa?
Yes. You need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents given alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data.
Should I worry if my visa application is taking time to be approved?
Not particularly. Although an application usually takes around two weeks - in some circumstances - and over holiday periods approval can take longer.