A visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorize its bearer automatically to enter the country. The traveler may be requested to provide proof of the existence of conditions of his entry and stay in Hungary and in case of non-compliance, travelers may be returned from the border.

Applicants are required to provide biometric identifiers, such as their photograph and above 12 years of age, ten fingerprints are collected from applicants. Applicants who already gave acceptable quality fingerprints within the past 59 months are exempt from this obligation.


I. For general support please find the following webpage:



II. Schengen application form can be downloaded from the following webpage:


Besides the supporting documents listed on the above links, the Consul may request other documents from applicants.


III. When to submit the application?

Applications shall be submitted within 3 months, but no later than 15 days before the planned departure to the Schengen area.


IV. Where to apply for Hungarian Schengen visa?

The VFS Global Visa center in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Fuzhou will be launched on the 16th of August 2019 as an authorized external service provider receiving Schengen visa application on behalf of Hungary. After the 16th of August 2019 applications may be submitted at the following VFS Global Visa Centers.





2F, Jiushi Commercial Building, No.213, Middle Sichuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, 200002




15/F, Jinchen Insights, No. 88-1, Yurun Avenue, Jianye District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China 210008




12F, Building 5, Wings City, No. 128 Hongtai Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China 310020




Floor 4, Sanmu Mansion, No.93 Qunzhong Dong Road, Taijiang District, Fuzhou City, Fujian 350005 China


The contact details of the visa centers are available on the following page:


Please note that no prior appointment is required at the VFS Glober offices to submit your application.


Call centre number – 18455040510

Call centre helpline

Call centre working hours – 09:00-12:00 Monday to Friday except public holidays



V. Representation of Latvia

The visa representation of the Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai with regard to Latvia will be terminated on April 1, 2024.


VI. Processing time

Decision on applications shall be taken within 15 calendar days of admission, unless the extension of this deadline becomes necessary due to missing or supplementary document submission.


VII. Refusal

In case of refusal, applicants may submit a new application. Applicants may inquire about the decision on their application in person at the Consulate after appointment scheduling.


Applicants may appeal in person at our Consulate within 8 days of receiving the decision. A written appeal letter has to be submitted that is addressed to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and signed by the applicant. The appeal letter should be written in Hungarian or any official language of the European Union (for example English, German or French). In case of a letter written in a language different from the above, a legalized Hungarian or English language translation of the appeal letter has to be attached. The fee of appeal is 1225,- CNY. This fee cannot be waived or reduced, nor is it refundable after a positive decision following the appeal and it is payable even in cases when the original application was free! Applicants shall submit new supporting documents with their appeal and may be required to participate in a personal interview at the Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai.


The resolution on the appeal may be subject to judicial review. That is aimed solely at the lawfulness of the resolution. Therefore, such a lawsuit may only be submitted with reference to violation of law. The request shall be submitted to the Consulate, within 3 days of receipt of the resolution. There is no immediate fee to be paid to launch the procedure, the fees and litigation costs will be burdened on the party that loses the lawsuit. The competent Hungarian authority is the Administrative and Labour Court that comes to a decision on the lawfulness of the resolution within 8 days of receipt of the request. In case a resolution is found to be unlawful, the Court obliges the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to conduct a new procedure. There is no further legal remedy against the Court's decision



Updated: 21st March 2024.