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Visa Requirements for US Passport Holders – Hungary (Republic of Hungary)

Hungary is a member of the Schengen agreement, whose member countries are comprised of 25 European countries. US citizens are permitted to go to any of the member countries of the Schengen agreement without the need to get a visa as long as they have a US passport that is valid for at least three months longer that their intended stay, return tickets, and provided that they will not stay in the country for more than 90 days.

If a US passport holder plans on staying in Hungary longer than the allowed 90 days, they are required to obtain a residence permit to be allowed to stay in Hungary. These residence permits may be obtained from any regional Hungarian Office of Immigration and Nationality. They must submit the necessary supporting documents together with their application.

Residence permit application requirements

  1. US passport (at least three months validity)
  2. Colored passport sized photo (2 copies)
  3. Completed appropriate residence permit application form
  4. Health Insurance with coverage including the duration of stay in Hungary
  5. Contact information in the United States
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
  6. Departure date to Hungary
  7. For employment or gainful activity:
    • work permit obtained by employer in Hungary
    • employment contract
    • proof of residence or accommodation in Hungary
    • Bank statements
    • Articles of incorporation of employer or organization
  8. For educational reasons:
    • certificate of admission or enrolment
    • proof of means of subsistence
    • proof of accommodation or residence in Hungary
  9. For family reunification:
    • proof of means of subsistence
    • proof of accommodation or residence in Hungary
    • marriage and/or birth certificate
    • Hungarian passport of family member
  10. For visiting friends or relatives:
    • notarized letter of invitation
    • proof of income of host
    • marriage and/or birth certificate
    • Hungarian passport of host or relative
  11. For medical treatment::
    • Health institutions name and address
    • details or document of treatment procedure and length
    • proof of financial coverage for medical treatment
    • proof of means of subsistence and accommodations, including those of companion
  12. For family reunification:
    • proof of means of subsistence
    • proof of accommodation or residence in Hungary
    • marriage and/or birth certificate
    • Hungarian passport of family member
  13. For research:
    • Certificate or document from research organization or institute
  14. For volunteer work:
    • Certificate or document from volunteer organization in Hungary

Important notes:

  • Application for residence permits can be done at any regional Hungarian Office of Immigration and Nationality. Different Hungarian Office of Immigration and Nationality offices can be found at http://www.bmbah.hu/teruleti_szervek.php.
  • Interested parties may get in touch with the Hungarian Embassy in Washington DC for any updates or inquiries about travelling to Hungary.

    Embassy of the Republic of Hungary

    3910 Shoemaker Street, NW
    Washington, DC
    20008
    USA
    Telephone: (202) 362-6730
    Email: informacio.was@kum.hu
    Website: www.huembwas.org

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