Information about Visa Apllication Centres  

In order to higher the level of service for the Ukrainian customers – availing ourselves of the possibility defined in the article 43 of the resolution № 810/2009/EC (Visa Codex), taken on the 23 of April 2014 – in the frameworks of a ceremony a Visa Application Centres was opened in Kiev. The Visa Application centre accepts the visa applications from the 25 of April according to the followings:

  • The visa applications will be submitted without a prior appointment.
  • The Visa Application Centres accepts the visa applications from all applicants with any citizenship, who has legal residence in Ukraine with the exception of (Hungarian) national visa applications for residence permit in Hungary which will be still submitted at the visa section of the embassy.
  • The Visa Application Centres will be run by the VFS Global company which takes a fee of 20 EUR for accepting, transporting and delivery of the applications.
  • The visa fee remains unchanged. The visa fees for the visa applications accepted at the Visa Application Centres are to be paid at the branch office of the «OTP Bank» at the address: 38|40 Taras Shevchenko Avenue, Kiev.
  • After opening of the Visa Application Centres the visa applications can also be submitted at the Consular Section of the Embassy by scheduling a prior appointment (by phone or e-mail). The visa fees for the applications submitted at the Consular Section of the Embassy can be paid at the branch office of the «OTP Bank» at the address: 12 Sofiivska Street, Kiev.

The detailed information can be found on the website of the VFS Global:

Address and phone numbers (call centre – week days 8:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs) of the Visa Application Centres: +38 050 1179037 and +38 044 5949877;



Visa Application Centres

OTP Bank branch office



Gulliver Centre

1A Sportyvna Square, 8th Floor

16 Shota Rustaveli street


22, Karl Marx street, MFC “Atrium”, 2nd floor.

27, Karl Marx Street


7, Geroiv Pratsi Street 
Karavan Center

1, Banna Street


103/A Staroportofrankovska Street

8, Belinskova Street


You may obtain all necessary information from the VFS Global by e-mail:

Introducing the new Mobile Biometric Service for obtaining Schengen Visa

Visa Service Center in Ukraine is offering Mobile Biometric Services for Applicants who are willing to apply for a Schengen visa to Hungary and give his biometric data (fingerprints) without visiting the Visa Application Center. This service can be booked to a convenient location and for a convenient time for the Applicant. The Mobile Biometrics can be booked for an individual applicant or for a group depending on their requirements.

Mobile Biometric Service offers

  • Application Submission and collection of Biometrics
  • Option to choose a convenient place and time for Applicant’s convenience
  • No requirement to visit the Visa Application Center
  • Application & Documentation Information.  

For more information you can contact the Visa Application Center: +380 44 224 5767


General information for entering Hungary

Hungary joined the Schengen Area on 21 December, 2007. From that time visas and residence permits issued by one of the Schengen Member States are valid also for Hungary, and visas/residence permits  issued by Hungarian authorities are - as a general rule - also valid for the entire Schengen Area.

As of December 19th  2011, 26 states are part of the Schengen Area: 22 states of the 28 members of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) as well as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. (For the time being 6 member states of the European Union, i.e. Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom do not issue Schengen visas.)

The Schengen regulations are only applicable for a stay not exceeding 90 days. Rules for a stay longer than 90 days are laid down by the national law of the member states concerned.

How to apply for a visa

Visa Application Forms

The Visa Application Form is available in Hungarian as well as in English and in French. Please, download and print it, then fill it in legibly, using capital letters or a typewriter and Roman characters.

Application form for a stay shorter than 3 months

Application form for a stay longer than 3 months

The previous system of the „D” type visas changed as of December 21st, 2007. The rules on the seasonal work visa have remained unchanged but in the case of other purposes of stay the applicants need a residence permit. A different application form has to be filled in for each purpose of stay. 

The application form below, entitled “Application for a visa authorising a stay longer than 3 months” can only be used for the purpose of seasonal work.

The application forms for the residence permit and other documents are available on the website of the Hungarian Immigration Office (