Schengen Visa

We inform our respected clients that appointment scheduling for submitting a SCHENGEN VISA APPLICATION will now only be possible by phone from Monday to Friday between 9.00 to 12.00 a.m.:      

+381 11 243  8395, +381 11 243  8396

Changes and cancellations of the appointments booked can only be requested at the following email address:

consulate.blg@mfa.gov.hu

In case you wish to submit more than one applications, you must reserve a separate slot for each one. 

Appointments are free of charge - if you are offered one in exchange for a fee, be aware that it is a scam. The consulate neither charges nor accepts any fees for appointments.

 

1.  Visa free traveling is granted for holders of certain passports. Click here for the list of eligible countries.

Serbian citizens do not need a visa to travel to the Schengen Area.

Third-country nationals who are not on the list above must apply for a Schengen Visa in order to travel to Hungary and/or to other Member States. Third-country nationals who wish to submit a visa application at our consulate must be legally residing in Serbia, that is, have official permission to stay in Serbia for longer than an uninterrupted stay of 90 days and must be able to present sufficient proof of it - typically, a valid Serbian residence permit. Visa validity may never exceed that of the residence permit.

A Schengen Visa authorizes its bearer to a single, double or multiple entries for the number of days and validity period shown on the visa stamp. However, no more than 90 days of stay is permitted within any period of 180 days.

To calculate your stay in the Schengen Territory, please click here!

 

2. When to apply at the Hungarian Embassy in Belgrade?

a) if your sole destination is Hungary,

b) if the visit includes more than one destination, or if several separate visits are to be carried out within a period of 2 month, but the main travel destination is Hungary in terms of the length or purpose of stay,

c) if no main destination can be determined, but you enter the Schengen Area at the Hungarian-Serbian border.

Please note, that as of 2 February 2020 the purpose of transit is no longer in the Visa Code.

As of 2 February 2020 applications shall be submitted not earlier than 6 months before the start of the intended visit, AND not later than 15 calendar days. In justified individual cases of urgency, the consulate may allow lodging of applications later than 15 calendar days before the intended start of the visit.

 

3. How to apply for a visa? Click here for further information.

 

4. Visa fee

As of 2 February 2020, the visa fee is 80 EUR.

For children under the age of six, no fee is charged.

For children between 6-12 years of age, the visa fee is 40 EUR.

For citizens under the EU Visa Facilitation Agreements visa fee is 35 EUR. For the list of eligible countries click here!

 

5. Required documents

a) duly completed and signed visa application form (English: download form Magyar: download form)

b) supporting documents for tourism, business and visit, click here!

c) for any other purposes, click here!

d) your passport

            - must contain at least two blank pages

            - shall have been issued within the previous ten years

- its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States or, in the case of several visits, after the last intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States

 e) passport-size colour photo with white background (not older than 6 months)

Kindly note that the mere submission of the listed documents does not guarantee the issuance of a visa. Individual assessments are made in every case.

The Consulate reserves the right to request additional information or documents.

 

6. Decision-making period

According to the Article 23 of the Visa Code, the decision-making period is 15 calendar days, which can be extended up to 45 calendar days.

 

7. In case of refusal

If the visa application is refused, the applicant has the right to appeal within 8 calendar days counted from the reception of the refusal.  An appeal shall be submitted only in person, in a written form, signed by the applicant at the Consular Section. Please note that no ’appeal form’ exists to be completed. An appeal takes the form of a formal letter offering justification and clarification of the purpose and means of your planned stay to which additional supporting documents may be attached.

Visa appeal fee is 160 EUR that shall not be reimbursed even if the appeal is granted.

The decision on appeal is made within 15 days by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.

In case of refusal a new application may be submitted at any time after the deadline of the appeal (8 days) has expired or the applicant waives the right to appeal in a simple, written statement. In the latter case a new visa application may be submitted earlier than 8 days, but the visa fee has to be paid again in any of these cases.

 

Attention!

A visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorize its bearer automatically to enter the country. Travellers may be requested to provide proof that they still meet the requirements of entry and stay in the Schengen Area. In absence of this, they may be denied entry at the border even in possession of a valid visa.