A Schengen visa application must be submitted at the representation/visa application center of the specific Schengen Member State (Member State) that serves as the sole destination for the visit.
In cases where the visit involves multiple destinations or multiple separate visits within a two-month period, the Member State that constitutes the primary destination of the visit(s) is determined based on the length of stay or the purpose of the stay.
If it is not possible to determine a primary destination based on the length of stay, the application should be lodged at the consulate/visa application center of the Member State whose external border the applicant intends to cross in order to enter the Schengen Zone.
To determine whether a Schengen visa is required for travel to the Schengen Area, please click on the “Do I need a visa?” link provided.
To prepare for your appointment, please refer to the documents required page in the menu above.
Please note that you are required to submit all the documents listed on the Visa Checklist for your specific application category. If you do not have all the necessary documents at the time of your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule.
If your documents are not in English, it may be necessary to have them translated before applying.
For information on how your personal data is processed, please refer to the link provided.
Important notice for Family Members of Hungarian Citizens:
Please be aware that the visa procedure for family members of Hungarian citizens has changed as of January 1, 2019. Family members of Hungarian nationals who require a visa to travel to Hungary, based on the 2018/1806/EU Regulation, must now follow the general Schengen visa procedure. Please note that the visa fees must be paid in full.
The following list of documents is not exhaustive, and the Mission reserves the right to request additional information or documents from the customer if necessary.
Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, no older than one month, and must be provided for every Schengen visa application.
Customers are required to bring and present their original documents, but only need to submit photocopies unless otherwise specified.
Before gathering the necessary documents listed below, customers are advised to review the requirements outlined in the Overview section to ensure eligibility for the chosen visa category.
Please select the appropriate category below to access the corresponding checklist.
Important notice for Family Members of Hungarian Citizens:
Please be aware that the visa procedure for family members of Hungarian citizens has changed as of January 1, 2019. Family members requiring a visa to travel to Hungary based on the 2018/1806/EU Regulation must now follow the general Schengen visa procedure. It is important to note that visa fees must be paid in full.
For Minors, please refer to the provided checklist in the downloads section.
- STANDARD DOCUMENTATION FOR SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION
Visa application form (original)
– Recent two passport-size colour photo in white or off-white background. Photo must be 35 mm wide, 45 mm high
Original Passport and Photocopy
Signed, valid passport for a period of at least 90 days after requested trip and must be duly signed.
Copy of the previous visa
– Copies of previous Schengen visas issued in the last three years with the stamps. If Visas are in old passports: copy of the biometric page of the old passport and copies of relevant visas and of entry-exit stamps on the opposite page of the visas.
- UK Residence permit and Photocopy
Original, endorsed in the passport or issued as a Biometric card; It must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the applicant’s intended departure from the Schengen Area.
- In the absence of a UK residence permit card the following is also acceptable:
– Proof of right to reside in UK: share codes issued by UK Home Office
Proof of Occupation:
If the applicant is an employee: Recently issued (within 30 days of appointment), official and signed letter from their employer and pay slips for the last three months.
If the applicant is Self-Employed: Recently issued (within 30 days of appointment), official and signed letter from an accountant.
If students applying (including children age of 18): Recently issued (within 30 days of appointment), official and signed letter from school, college or university in the United Kingdom.
If the applicant is unemployed and receiving benefits or pension: Official proof of receiving benefits from the government.
Proof of accommodation or of sufficient means to cover the costs of accommodation. If relevant, such proof may be given through a proof of sponsorship by means of an official form (certificate of board and lodging)
Round Trip transports ticket booking
Proof of reserved return ticket to the United Kingdom, or proof of onward travel (if not returning to the United Kingdom)
If traveling by car, driving license, car registration and car insurance must be submitted alongside the return ferry tickets.
If the driver is not the applicant, a cover letter + copy of the driving license of the driver is as well.
The ticket must show the name of applicant as per passport.
Proof of funds: Nominative United Kingdom bank account statements covering at least the last three months and showing the current balance. Latest balance must be within 30 days of the appointment.
If the applicant is financially supported by:
- a marriage certificate;
- the spouse’s bank account statements (see above); and
- a statement of will to support the spouse.
- proof of family relationship, e.g. birth certificate;
- the parent(s) bank account statement (see above); and
- a statement of will to support the applicant.
(For children under the age of 18)
- a) birth certificate; and
For minors travelling alone or with only one parent (exceptions are made if one
parent has the sole custody or residence order for the child):
- b) original passports of both parents, or certified copy of the biodata page of the
- c) proof of consent of parental authority or legal guardian; and
- d) British school certificate.
In the case of sole custody, the following documents must be submitted:
- a) birth certificate mentioning one parent;
- b) death certificate of absent parent; or
- c) court ruling.
Documents proving the purpose of your travel:
Visa or entry permit for the country of final destination and confirmed tickets for the onward journey
For Lorry drivers:
a recent, signed and official letter from the national association (union) of carriers of the host country providing for international road transportation, stating the purpose, duration and frequency of the trips; – written request from the partner company based in the Member State; – driver’s licence for international transport; and – way bill.
Medical insurance Certificate
– The insurance shall be valid for the territory of the Schengen Member States and cover the entire period of the person’s intended stay or transit. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000. The insurance must be issued by a company registered in the UK.
Please submit one current color portrait of yourself that is no older than six months that satisfies the conditions listed below:
- Captured on a light background (white or off-white) to make features stand out and contrast with the background.
- Face-focused and of high clarity
- Full face: not grinning, no sunglasses, no hats or other head coverings, unless the applicant is wearing them due to his or her ethnicity or religion.
- Printed from a camera print on standard photographic paper.
- The photo that is adhered to the visa application form
The visa application will be deemed incomplete if the submitted photos don’t fulfill these specifications (see examples here), and the applicant will be asked to take fresh pictures in the photo booth at the visa application center.
To apply for a Schengen visa in Hungary, it is essential for every customer to provide a signed printout of the Schengen visa application form (VAF). To obtain this form, please follow the steps outlined below:
- Click on the link provided for the Schengen Visa Application form.
- In the Menu bar, select “File.”
- Choose the option “Print” and confirm the printing process.
Alternatively, you can follow these steps:
- Right-click on the Schengen Visa Application form.
- Select “Print target” and confirm the printing process.
Once you have successfully printed the Schengen visa application form, you must proceed with the following steps:
- Carefully and accurately complete the printed visa application form, ensuring that the information matches your passport details.
- Sign the completed visa application form in the designated places, specifically under the disclaimer at the end of the VAF.
- On the day of your appointment, bring the signed visa application form along with all the necessary supporting documents.
The minimum processing time for a visa application is 15 calendar days, starting from the moment the application is received at the Hungarian Consulate in London. If this processing time is not met, you may be asked to reschedule your trip.
For applications submitted at the London office, the Consulate receives the application on the following working day. Meanwhile, applications submitted in Edinburgh are received at the Consulate after three working days.
To apply for a Schengen visa, you can submit your application up to 6 months before your intended travel date to the Schengen Area.
To ensure a smooth visa application process, it is crucial that the application is complete, and all documents submitted meet the Mission’s requirements (please refer to the “Documents Required” section for the different visa categories).
Additionally, applicants should take into account that closures and holidays at Mission (please refer to the “Public Holidays/Closures” section) may extend the processing time for visa applications.
During the visa application process, the Mission may request additional information/documents or invite customers for an interview. It is important to note that this may cause delays for which customers may need to take responsibility.
To proceed with your visa application, please fill out the attached sample form (PDF, Word) completely. If you are unsure about any information, leave it blank. Once you have completed the form, please return it to us along with your passport, BRP card/UK residency, and copies of any previous Schengen visas that you have held.
Please forward the documents through email: email@example.com
A consultation call will be scheduled after we have received this information to further discuss the application.
After sending the documents you can call us at +442035001580.
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