Please note that neither the Consulate nor the Visa Centre takes any responsible for applications submitted less than 15 days before this date and the Consulate reserves the right to send back such applications without making any decisions on them. How to apply at the Visa Application Centre Applicants are advised to book an appointment to submit an application. For more information please call 08 from Monday to Friday between 08.30 and 17.30, or E-mail: [email protected] VISA APPLICATION CENTRE London Joint Visa Application Centre 66 Wilson Street London EC2A 2JX Edinburgh Joint Visa Application Centre 1 Reenie’s Isle Leith Edinburgh EH6 6QT This is a fast track service as the Centre can receive a high number of applicants and VFS offers support to applicants during the procedure. Please note that we only accept appointment bookings in written form sent to the following address: Embassy of Hungary, Visa Section, 35B Eaton Place, London SW1X 8BY.Please enclose a copy of your passport and that of your UK residence permit, mention the intended dates of your journey and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the confirmation of your appointment.Applications can also be submitted directly at the Embassy (please see point 4.).Please note that if you are not resident in the UK you should normally apply for a visa at the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence.Waiting time for the appointment at the Embassy is two weeks from the date of receipt of the applicant’s letter, as a general rule.Please note that waiting time may be even longer due to high number of applications, therefore we advise you to apply through VFS Visa Centre.
However, this period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed, Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.Information on residence permit procedure and on EU Blue Card application can be found on the following website: in English lang=en Application form for residence permit can be downloaded from the website of the Office of Immigration and Nationality: on residence permit for the purpose of investment (regarding national economic interest) can be found on the following link:If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but no main destination can be determined you should apply at the Consulate of the Schengen country whose external border you will cross in order to enter the territory of the Schengen Area.Applications should be lodged at least 15 days before the intended journey. How to apply at the Embassy Applicants need to book an appointment to submit their application.b) Family members of EU/EEA citizens not holding the above mentioned residence card need visa to travel to Hungary.In case they are travelling together with their EU/EEA national family member or travel in order to join the EU/EEA national family member in Hungary they can apply for the visa free of charge directly at the Consulate (see point 4.) Required documents: - a wholly and legibly completed and signed visa application form, - a passport-size colour photo (not older than 6 months), - the applicant’s passport containing at least two blank pages, issued within 10 years before the submission of the visa application and its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the Schengen area, - a United Kingdom residence permit/long term visa valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen area, - the EU/EEA citizen’s passport and the copy thereof, - proof of family relationship (certificate of birth, marriage or civil partnership and proof of common address in the UK if the marriage is not registered in the UK or in other EU states); - Hungarian marriage certificate if the EU/EEA national is a Hungarian citizen - joint flight/bus/ferry tickets or the EU/EEA national’s invitation letter.The applicant shall present the original, as well as the copy of the documents when submitting the application! Specific requirements Specific requirements depend on the main purpose of travel, the length of the intended stay and the personal circumstances of the applicant.Fore more information please visit the following websites: List of supporting documents in the United Kingdom: bear in mind that the consul may ask for additional documents anytime during the visa procedure and applicants may be called for a personal interview, as well. Documents required from family members of EU/EEA citizens a) Holder of a 'Residence Card of a Family Member of an EU/EEA National' Third country national family members of EU/EEA nationals accompanied by the EU/EEA national or joining the EU/EEA national are waived from visa obligation in case they possess a ‘residence card of a family member of an EU/EEA national’.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISAS AND RESIDENCE PERMITS I. GENERAL INFORMATION For general information on Schengen Visa Policy please visit the following website: general information on travelling to Hungary please visit the following websites: II.RESIDENCE PERMIT Foreigners intending to stay more than 3 months in Hungary may apply for resident permit at the Consulate.