To facilitate the procedure, please have a valid personal e-mail address at the time of lodging your application!
Following the lifting of travel restrictions in Hungary, the reception of Schengen visa applications has resumed, and the submission of residence permit applications is ongoing. To lodge an application, you are required to book an appointment online, by visiting the following website:
Appointments can only be arranged via the booking system above, e-mail inquiries related to the booking of appointments will be disregarded.
Only applicants with a pre-booked appointment will be allowed to enter to the premises of the consular section, accompanying family members, friends are requested to wait outside! The use of a face mask and hand sanitizer is mandatory upon entry!
Applicants with pending procedures will be contacted by the embassy, once there is a decision taken, or call for action released in their applications.
Appointments to lodge applications are available on the the following website:
Appointments can only be booked via the booking system above, e-mail inquiries related to the booking of appointments will be disregarded.
Please note, that the Embassy of Hungary only issues single entry visas, according to the travel dates!
In case you have been granted a tourist visa before by the Embassy of Hungary, the repeated tourism should be well based in the attached documents!
Dear Visa Applicants,
It is our honour to inform you, that from 1st of September 2022 Hungary represents the Republic of Malta concerning of issuing of Schengen short stay visas at the Embassy of Hungary in Pristina.
The practice and system of requirements for issuing Schengen short stay visas are the same as the practice and system of Hungary’s. Please, when applying for Schengen visa to the Republic of Malta, fill in the declaration proof as well.
Residence permit application
Before booking appointment, please check the information regarding the procedure, as well as the list of supporting documents!
- Hungary Residence Permit Procedure Guide
- Hungary Residence Permit Guide For Students KOS
- Hungary Residence Permit Guide Stipendium Hungaricum
Please find more information regarding the procedure on the following website:
- General Data Protection Regulation – information to be provided to visa applicants concerning the personal data provided upon application
- Visa Information System
- Schengen Information System
General Data Protection Regulation – information to be provided to visa applicants
concerning the personal data provided upon application
Information on the processing of your personal data:
Providing your personal data required by the harmonised application form (Annex I of the Visa Code), as well as providing your photograph and your fingerprints are mandatory for
the examination of your visa application. Failure to provide such data will result in the application being inadmissible.
The authorities responsible for processing the data in Hungary are: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, H-1027 Budapest, Bem rkp. 47., https://konzinfo.mfa.gov.hu/en/embassies#hungarian-embassies-abroad,
Contact details of the data protection officers: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, H-1027
Budapest, Bem rkp. 47., DPO: Viktor Vincze dr. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; National
Directorate-General for Aliens Policing, H-1117 Budapest, Budafoki út 60, General DPO:
Gabriella Pálfy dr. Pol. Lt. Col. E-mail: email@example.com.
The legal basis for the collection and processing of your personal data is set out in Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 (VIS Regulation), Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 (Visa Code) and Council Decision 2008/633/JHA. The data will be shared with the relevant authorities of the Member States and processed by those authorities for the purposes of making a decision on your visa application.
Biometric data, data provided in the visa application form, as well as information on the decision taken on your application (granting, refusal, annulment, revocation or extention of a
visa) will be entered and stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) for a maximum period of five years. During this period competent visa authorities may consult the VIS for the
purpose of examining applications and decisions related thereto.
The authorities responsible for carrying out checks at external borders and within the national territories have access to search the VIS for the purpose of verifying the identity of the
person, the authenticity of the visa or whether the person meets the requirements for entering, staying in or residing within the national territories. Asylum authorities only have
access to search the VIS for the purpose of determining the EU State responsible for the examination of an asylum application. In specific cases, national authorities and Europol
may request access to data entered into the VIS for the purposes of preventing, detecting and investigating terrorist and criminal offences.
Your personal data might be transferred or made available to a third country or to an international organisation only in exceptional cases, in accordance with Article 31 of the VIS
Regulation. You can contact the authority responsible for processing the data (see contact details above) to obtain further information on these conditions and how they are
met in your specific case.
well as the name of the Member State which transmitted it to the VIS. You may also request that your personal data which are inaccurate or incomplete be corrected or completed,
that the processing of your personal data be restricted under certain conditions, and that your personal data recorded unlawfully be deleted.
You may address your request for access, rectification, restriction or erasure directly to the authority responsible for processing the data (see contact details above). Further details
on how you may exercise these rights, including the related remedies according to the national law of the Member State concerned, are available on its website and can be
provided upon request. You may also address your request to any other Member State. The list of competent authorities and their contact details is available at: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en .
You are also entitled to file a complaint with the national data protection authority of the Member State of the alleged infringement, or of any other Member State, if you consider that
your data have been unlawfully processed.
The data protection authority of Hungary is:
Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, H-1055 Budapest, Falk Miksa utca 9-11; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website:
Please contact the competent visa authority for information on the processing of other personal
data that may be necessary for the examination of your application.
 1 Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 (VIS Regulation)
 Articles 15 to 19 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation)
 Article 38 of Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 (VIS Regulation)
Visa Information System (VIS)
Technology can play a key role in improving and reinforcing external borders. Over the past years, the EU has been developing large-scale IT systems for collecting, processing and sharing information relevant to external border management. The Visa Information System, which supports the implementation of the common EU visa policy, is one of these tools.
What is VIS?
The Visa Information System (VIS) (consolidated version)Search for available translations of the preceding link••• allows Schengen StatesSearch for available translations of the preceding link••• to exchange visa data. It consists of a central IT system and of a communication infrastructure that links this central system to national systems. VIS connects consulates in non-EU countries and all external border crossing points of Schengen States. It processes data and decisions relating to applications for short-stay visas to visit, or to transit through, the Schengen Area. The system can perform biometric matching, primarily of fingerprints, for identification and verification purposes.
What is the purpose of VIS?
Facilitating checks and the issuance of visas: VIS enables border guards to verify that a person presenting a visa is its rightful holder and to identify persons found on the Schengen territory with no or fraudulent documents. Using biometric data to confirm a visa holder's identity allows for faster, more accurate and more secure checks. The system also facilitates the visa issuance process, particularly for frequent travellers.
Fighting abuses: While the very large majority of visa holders follow the rules, abuses can also take place. For instance, VIS will help in fighting and preventing fraudulent behaviours, such as "visa shopping" (i.e. the practice of making further visa applications to other EU States when a first application has been rejected).
Protecting travellers: Biometric technology enables the detection of travellers using another person's travel documents and protects travellers from identity theft.
Helping with asylum applications: VIS makes it easier to determine which EU State is responsible for examining an asylum application and to examine such applications.
Enhancing security: VIS assists in preventing, detecting and investigating terrorist offences and other serious criminal offences.
How does it work in practice?
10 fingerprints and a digital photograph are collected from persons applying for a visa. These biometric data, along with data provided in the visa application form, are recorded in a secure central database.
10-digit finger scans are not required from children under the age of 12 or from people who physically cannot provide finger scans. Frequent travellers to the Schengen Area do not have to give new finger scans every time they apply for a new visa. Once finger scans are stored in VIS, they can be re-used for further visa applications over a 5-year period.
At the Schengen Area's external borders, the visa holder's finger scans may be compared against those held in the database. A mismatch does not mean that entry will automatically be refused - it will merely lead to further checks on the traveller’s identity.
Which countries use VIS and who operates it?
As a Schengen instrument, VIS applies to all Schengen States (Denmark has decided to implement it). The EU Agency for large-scale IT systems, eu-LISA, is responsible for the operational management of VIS.
Who can access VIS?
Competent visa authorities may consult the VIS for the purpose of examining applications and decisions related thereto.
The authorities responsible for carrying out checks at external borders and within the national territories have access to search the VIS for the purpose of verifying the identity of the person, the authenticity of the visa or whether the person meets the requirements for entering, staying in or residing within the national territories.
Asylum authorities only have access to search the VIS for the purpose of determining the EU State responsible for the examination of an asylum application.
In specific cases, national authorities and Europol may request access to data entered into the VIS for the purposes of preventing, detecting and investigating terrorist and criminal offences.
How is my data in VIS protected?
Access to VIS data is limited to authorised staff in the performance of their tasks. They must ensure that the use of VIS data is limited to that which is necessary, appropriate and proportionate for carrying out their tasks.
Data is kept in the VIS for five years. This retention period starts from the expiry date of the issued visa, the date a negative decision is taken or the date a decision to modify an issued visa is taken. Any person has the right to be informed about his/her data in the VIS. Any person may request that inaccurate data about him/her is corrected and unlawfully recorded data is deleted.
Each EU State must require a National Supervisory Authority to monitor the lawfulness of the processing of personal data by that country. The European Data Protection SupervisorSearch for available translations of the preceding link••• will monitor the activities at European level.
Schengen Information System (SIS)
An alert entered in SIS by one country becomes available in real time in all other countries that use SIS, so that competent authorities across the EU can find the alert.
Technically, SIS consists of the following components:
- a central system
- national SIS systems in all the countries using SIS
- a network between the systems
Each country that uses SIS is responsible for setting up, operating and maintaining its national system and structures. The European Commission is responsible for general supervision, evaluating the system, and adopting implementing and delegated acts on how the SIS and SIRENE work. The EU Agency for large-scale IT systems (eu-LISA) is responsible for the operational management of the central system and the network.
SIS alerts and rights of the individual
A SIS alert contains information about a particular person or object together with instructions for the authorities on what to do when the person or object has been found.
The specialised national SIRENE BureauxSearch for available translations of the preceding link••• located in each country serve as single points of contact for exchanging additional information and coordinating activities related to SIS alerts.
All data subjects have a right to:
- access data relating to them
- correct inaccurate data or erase data unlawfully stored in the system
Anyone who is the subject of alerts for returns or alerts for refusal of entry and stay has the right to be informed about the alert.
All data subjects have a right to bring proceedings before the courts or competent authorities to access, correct or delete data or to obtain compensation for damages suffered from breaches of data protection law in any of the countries that use SIS.
A renewed system
Timeline for changes to SIS
The Commission presented three proposals for regulations to improve and extend the use of SIS, covering the establishment, operation and use of the system for:
- border management
- police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
- the return of illegally staying third country nationals
The three proposed regulations from 2016 were adopted:
- Regulation (UE) 2018/1860 on the use of the Schengen Information System for the return of illegally staying third-country nationals
- Regulation (UE) 2018/1861 on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) border checks
- Regulation (UE) 2018/1862 on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
The regulations entered into force on 28 December 2018.
Renewed SIS will be launched and become fully operational.
Functionalities of SIS, as of autumn 2022
New categories of alerts and more data will be shared through SIS, ensuring that more complete and more reliable information is available to the authorities in countries that use SIS.
SIS will contain the following types of biometrics to confirm and verify the identity of people registered in the system:
- palm prints
- DNA records (only in relation to missing persons)
Fingerprints, palm prints, fingermarks and palmmarks will be used for biometric searches through the automated fingerprint identification system in SIS.
SIS does not yet use photograph and facial image recognition technology. The Commission must provide a report on the availability, readiness and reliability of such technology before this can be put in place. The European Parliament will be consulted on the report. Once this technology is put in place in SIS, countries will be able to use these tools at regular border crossing points. After that, the Commission may adopt delegated acts determining other circumstances in which photographs and facial images may be used to identify persons.
More information will be shared on people and objects involved in terrorism-related activities, allowing national authorities to better pursue and prevent serious crimes and terrorism.
Since March 2021, countries have shared search “matches” on SIS alerts related to terrorist offences with Europol. Europol exchanges supplementary information with countries on SIS alerts related to terrorist offences through the SIRENE Bureaux.
Competent authorities will issue alerts on missing persons that include additional data. They can also enter preventive alerts in the system to protect certain categories of vulnerable persons (children at risk of abduction or potential victims of terrorism, trafficking in human beings, gender-based violence, or armed conflict/hostilities).
Return decisions will be part of the information shared in the system to improve the effective enforcement of these decisions. Countries must enter alerts for refusal of entry or stay on people found to be staying in the EU illegally who are subject to entry bans issued in line with the Returns Directive.
Cooperation between registration authorities extended to boat, aircraft and firearms registration
National services responsible for the registration of boats, aircraft and firearms will consult SIS in order to check the legal status of objects presented to them for registration.
- Boat registration services only have access to SIS alerts on boats and boat engines.
- Aircraft registration services only have access to alerts on aircraft and aircraft engines.
- Firearms registration services only have access to alerts for arrest for surrender or extradition, alerts for discreet, inquiry and specific checks and alerts on firearms for seizure or use as evidence.
Enhanced access for EU Agencies
Europol has access to all alert categories in SIS and has started exchanging supplementary information with countries on alerts related to crimes within its remit. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency operational teams have been granted access to SIS for the purpose of carrying out their tasks in the hotspots.
Other updates in the pipeline
A new regulation is being negotiated to enable Europol to propose that countries using SIS enter alerts on suspected terrorists and criminals in SIS on the basis of information from non-EU countries. Implementation of this new feature will start upon adoption.
Countries using SIS
SIS is operational in most EU countries and the Schengen associated countries (Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland).
- Regulation (UE) 2018/1860 on the use of the Schengen Information System for the return of illegally staying third-country nationalsSearch for available translations of the preceding link•••
- Regulation (UE) 2018/1861 on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) border checksSearch for available translations of the preceding link•••
- Regulation (UE) 2018/1862 on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters
Requests to be submitted in Hungary
In Hungary, anyone who wishes to know if his/her data has been recorded in the SIS, or wishes to ask for correction or deletion of his/her data should contact any government office, police station or any Hungarian Embassy or Consulate and fill in form (a request for information) to be transferred to the SIRENE Bureau of the Hungarian National Police Headquarters:
Address: 1139 Budapest, Teve u. 4-6.
The SIRENE Bureau has the right to refuse requests but is obliged to inform the person about the fact of and the reason for denial. Should you find that the SIRENE Bureau is not adequately responsive to your request, you may turn to the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information:
National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Postal address: 1363 Budapest, Pf.: 9.
Office address: 1055 Budapest, Falk Miksa utca 9-11.
Tel: +36 1 391-1400