Hungary joined the Schengen Area on 19 December, 2007. From that time visas and residence permits issued by Hungary, valid for the entire Schengen Area. The short term issued by Hungary has maximum 90 day validity as opposed to long term residence permits which are valid for over 90 days. Applicants must approach Hungarian embassy/consulate in their country apply for visas.
Visas are issued for the following purpose.
- Airport transit
- Business trip
- Cultural and sports activities
- Educational, other scientific or professional training
- Family members of EU/EEA citizens
- Medical treatment
- Visiting family members or friends
It is not possible to extend the validity of visas personally in Hungary.