Visa information for Hungary


Hungary joined the Schengen Area on 19 December, 2007. From that time visas and residence permits issued by one of the Schengen Member States are valid also for Hungary, and visas/residence permits issued by Hungarian authorities are - as a general rule - also valid for the entire Schengen Area.

The Schengen regulations are only applicable for a stay not exceeding 90 days. Rules for a stay longer than 90 days are laid down by the national law of the member states concerned.

Entry visas are not required for citizens the countries of Schengen Area, USA and Canada. Citizens of other countries can obtain a visa at the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in theirs country - a valid passport is required.

For more information about visas, please check the website of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Registered participants who need a Letter of Invitation to apply for visa are requested to contact the Conference Service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please apply in due time for a visa if necessary. It is important to note that a visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorise its bearer automatically to enter the country.


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