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Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai processes Hungary Schengen Visa applications (short-term visa) and Hungary Residence Permit applications (long-stay visa).
Hungary at a glance
Bewitching structures, themes spas, vital folk art, and Europe’s most-romantic capital—Budapest—defines the soul of modern Hungary.
Hungary’s landscape can be termed gentle. Hungary rightly deserves title of treasure trove whilst speaking on architectural terms. From ruins of Roman’s legacy to the medieval townhouses, from quaint countryside cottages to quite alps, from baroque palaces to art nouveau bathhouses and schools, Hungary is an amalgamation of history and natural wonders.
Besides, hundreds of thousands of happy travelers throng Hungary’s thermal springs. “Taking the water” is said to help combat arthritis, ease blood circulation issues, benefit the joints and more. Budapest has earned the nickname City of Spas.
If you are gourmand, you will be pleased to know that Hungarian cuisine remains most sophisticated in Europe
Hungary is also part of the Schengen Area. Hence, one needs to apply for Hungary Schengen Visa to legally stay in the country for a duration of up to 90 days.
Jurisdiction of Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai
The jurisdiction of Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai expands to the following states:
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Gujarat.
Visa Application Process At Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai
Below is our ultimate and updated [as of 02-10-19] guide regarding visa application process at Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai:
Step 1: Submit Biometric Data
At the onset, the itinerant will submit biometric data at the nearest Visa Application Center (VAC). The data includes a clear scan of all ten fingers and a photo of the itinerant’s face. Once, your biometric data is stored in VAC, you can use it as many times for the Schengen Visa application process as you want.
Step 2: Collect Visa Docs
After submitting biometric data, the itinerant will collect all the supporting and mandatory documents that will accompany his/her Hungary Schengen Visa application.
Hungary Schengen Visa application form: Download the application form the official website of the Hungarian diplomatic mission in India.
Read the instructions printed on the form and fill it carefully. Avoid discrepancy as either in the initial stage or the final, it will be caught and the visa officer will reject the Hungary Schengen Visa application.
Likewise, any mistake—whether intentional or unintentional—will result in the rejection of visa application.
Passport: Whilst applying for Hungary Schengen Visa, the itinerant must be in possession of an authentic travel document. Furthermore, the passport must have a validity of three months before the intended date of return from the host nation.
Also, it must have at least two blank pages to mark the arrival and departure dates of the itinerant.
Flight Reservation For Schengen Visa Application: A flight reservation is a mandatory supporting document that accompanies Hungary Schengen Visa application. It contains details about itinerant intended flight route, PNR code or reservation codes, and IATA codes aka airport codes.
If you are applying for the short-stay visa, always attach a roundtrip flight reservation with your Schengen Visa application as it assures visa officer that itinerant has no intention whatsoever to extend his stay in Hungary.
Hotel Bookings for Visa Application: A hotel bookings document for the visa application is also a mandatory document that accompanies Hungary Schengen Visa application. It contains details about payments made for availing accommodation facilities in Hungary.
Travel Health Insurance: A travel health insurance for the Schengen Visa application is also a mandatory document. The availed insurance must provide coverage equivalent to USD 50000 or EUR 30000.
A travel health insurance for the Schengen Visa application must also have validity in the whole Schengen Area. Also, it must pledge to cover the cost of repatriation too.
Means of subsistence for Hungary: As per the law crafted by the European Commission, the aliens policing legislation of the Hungarian, Decree No 25/2001. (XI. 21.) for a foreigner to enter and reside in Hungarian territory through a Hungarian Visa it has to provide 1000 HUF or 3.19€ upon each entry.
There is no other specified amount of the means of subsistence needed to attest by an applicant to the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate at the moment applying for a visa.
Evidence of Solvency: The itinerant is meant to submit evidence showing that he/she possesses sufficient financial means to support himself/herself during the course of his stay in the Schengen Area.
Evidence of social status in India.
Step 3: Interview at Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai
After accumulating all the mandatory and supporting documents, the itinerant will appear for an interview at the Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai. Reach consulate at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time of the interview. Answer all questions honestly and don’t get confused if any extra question is posed.
Step 4: Track Your Application
You can track your application here by entering your Reference Number and your Date of Birth.
Step 5: Collect Your Hungary Schengen Visa
Your visa application is assessed by the Consular Section of the Consulate General of Hungary in Mumbai for up to 15 calendar days starting on the day the application is admitted by the consulate and not the one when it was submitted at VFS Global’s Hungarian Visa Application Centres in India. The Consular Section will notify you of the decision through the Hungarian Visa Application Centres in India once the visa procedure is concluded.