1. Acceptance of documents for visas:

The Hungarian Embassy accepts visa applications only from citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic or persons who have an appropriate residence permit that expires no earlier than three months after the expiration date of the visa. Since the visa process may vary depending on the applicant's nationality, it is important to inquire about the possibility of applying in advance.

2. Working hours of the Consular section of the Embassy of Hungary

Monday                                  10:0012:00   and   14:0016:00

Tuesday                                  10:0012:00   and   14:0016:00

Wednesday                            10:0012:00   and   14:0016:00

Thursday                                10:0012:00   and   14:0016:00

Friday                                      10:0012:00

Handover of ready visas every workdays from   12:0013:00.

On the last working day of each month – no documents are accepted.

The Hungarian Embassy is closed on weekends and holidays.

3. Address of the Consular section of the Embassy of Hungary: 720011 Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Gogol street 77/1.

4. To book an appointment for submitting documents:

Submission of documents for a visa can be done exclusively by an earlier booked appointment through the Visa Center “VFS Global (Bishkek, Kiev st. 62, Business center “Eurasia”, 4th floor, email address: info.hungarykyr@vfshelpline.com). Applications at the Center are accepted daily, from Monday to Friday, 9:00-14:00 hours, except holidays. The Hungarian Embassy does not assist in organizing applications. For all questions regarding registration, please contact the VFS Global Visa Application Center exclusively. The VFS Global Visa Center is responsible for collecting visa applications with all relevant documentation, based on the instructions of the Embassy.

The Embassy accepts questions related to visas at visa.bis@mfa.gov.hu.

5. Who can get a visa?

Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as foreign citizens with a residence permit in the Kyrgyz Republic, can obtain the following types of visas:

• short-term Schengen visas to Hungary and/or represented countries (stay period up to 90 days in a period of 6 months).

• temporary residence visas (visa “D”) in Hungary (for students, employment, family reunification, etc.).

6. Acceptance of the application for consideration (admissibility)

To accept an application for consideration, it will be checked that:

• the application was submitted no more than six months before the planned trip,

• the application contains the appropriate application form, the appropriate passport and photograph are provided in accordance with the requirements;

• the applicant's biometric data has been taken, and

• the visa fee has been paid.

There is no refund of the visa fee. The visa fee is not the cost of the visa, but the cost of processing the application.

If the conditions are met, the application can be accepted, the applicants are verified and the consideration of the application continues.

If the conditions are not met, the application will not be accepted. In this case, the application form is returned with the documents submitted by the applicant and the application is not considered (only under special conditions).

7. Visa fees:

Schengen visa (visa C) - short stay up to 90 days

• 90 EUR

• for children from 0-6 years old: free of charge

• for children from 6-12 years: 45 EUR

Visa fees are not charged:

• from children under six years of age;

• from pupils, undergraduates, graduate students and accompanying teachers traveling for the purpose of training or introductory training;

• from scientific employees with a doctoral or corresponding scientific level, traveling for the purpose of conducting scientific research or to participate in a scientific seminar or conference;

• from representatives of non-profit organizations under the age of 25 participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.

Schengen visa for citizens of states with which the EU Visa Facilitation Agreement is in force (currently Ukraine, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Moldova, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan)

• 35 EUR

• for children from 0-6 years old: free of charge.

Applicants are reminded that if a visa application is made at a VFS office, a service fee of EUR 30 must be paid, even if the applicant is exempt from paying the visa fee. Additional services are provided at the VFS office for a fee. You can find out more about the services on the website visa.vfsglobal.com.

8. When can I apply for a Schengen visa?

To plan your trip, it is very important to apply for a visa in advance. The application must be submitted a minimum of 15 days and a maximum of 6 months before the date of the planned trip. Please note that during the summer months and before the Christmas holidays, the waiting time to apply for a Schengen visa may be longer than usual. Therefore, we ask you to schedule your appointment in a timely manner.

Children under 12 years of age before submitting documents can apply for a visa without personal presence, as well as without a separate prior appointment.

9. When and how can I get a ready-made Schengen visa?

To obtain a passport without personal presence, you must provide a notarized original and a copy of the power of attorney for obtaining a passport, as well as the original and a copy of the proxy’s identity card.

10. Processing times for a Schengen visa:

If all necessary documents have been submitted, the processing time for a Schengen visa application will be maximum 15 calendar days. In certain cases (for example, when requesting additional documents), the period for consideration of the application can be extended to 45 calendar days.

For citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic there is no possibility of urgent consideration of a visa application. Any State may, for reasons of policy, internal security, international relations or public health, require consultation when considering applications from certain third-country nationals or certain categories of third-country nationals. Participants in the consultation procedure must give a final response as soon as possible and no later than seven calendar days after such a procedure. If no response is received within this period, it is considered that the participant in the process does not object to the issuance of the visa.

Therefore, we ask you to apply for a Schengen visa ON TIME!

11. Submitting documents for a visa through a proxy

When applying for a visa for the first time, applicants must be fingerprinted and provide a photograph, which can be scanned or taken at the same time as submitting the application. Therefore, the personal presence of the applicant is mandatory. If you have been fingerprinted in the last 59 months to obtain a visa, personal attendance is not required. In this case, the application can be submitted by an authorized person if there is a written power of attorney and a copy of the identity card of the authorized person. In some cases, the personal presence of the applicant may still be mandatory. The following applicants are exempt from the requirement to submit fingerprints:

• children under 12 years old;

• persons for whom fingerprinting is physically impossible. If fewer than 10 fingers can be fingerprinted, the maximum number of fingerprints is recorded. However, if this was a temporary obstacle, the applicant is required to provide fingerprints the next time they apply. The Embassy may request information about the reasons for the temporary obstacle;

• heads of state and government, members of government and their accompanying spouses, as well as members of their official delegations on official trips at the invitation of governments or international organizations;

• monarchs and other prominent members of the royal family on official trips at the invitation of governments or international organizations.

12. Requirements for a foreign passport:

You must have a foreign passport signed by you that:

• must have at least 2 free pages on one spread for pasting a visa;

• the date of issue of the passport should not exceed 10 years;

• The validity of the passport must exceed the validity of the requested visa by at least 3 months.

13. Important information for Schengen visa holders.

According to the Schengen Visa Code, a visa provides the opportunity to enter and stay primarily and mainly in the country in whose name the visa was issued.

This opportunity is not an obligation to allow the visa holder to enter the Schengen area.

In the event of an attempt to enter for the purpose of primarily staying in a country other than the one in whose name the visa was issued, the border service has the right to refuse entry into the territory of the Schengen zone and cancel the visa.

Refusal of entry for this reason will affect the process of obtaining a new Schengen visa.

14. What needs to be provided if the applicant is an individual entrepreneur, a pensioner, a student, a housewife, or is temporarily unemployed.

For individual entrepreneurs, it is necessary to present an individual entrepreneur card (original + copy) and a supporting document on the balance and tax deductions. For pensioners, it is necessary to present a pension certificate (original + copy). For students, original + copy of student ID. For all pupils and students, a certificate on the letterhead of the educational institution indicating the type and year of study, as well as the full address of the educational institution with telephone numbers. If you travel during your studies, permission from the educational institution to skip classes.

Housewives and temporarily unemployed must provide information about the financial means for which they plan to travel (for example: a notarized guarantee from the husband, etc.).

15. What is needed to obtain a visa for children.

• For children a separate visa must be issued, the child must have a separate passport.

• The child must also fill out a form, attach 1 photo and provide copies of the parents’ documents (confirming the purpose of the trip and the availability of financial resources).

• For minors, you need a notarized power of attorney (+ copy) about the consent of the parents or the guardian for the child to leave the country and come back, and a certificate of birth with translation into Russian or English.

16. List of countries, which citizen can travel to Hungary without a visa (konzinfo.mfa.gov.hu)

17. Schengen countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

18. Schengen information system.

The Schengen Information System (SIS) is a consolidation of national files and accumulates data and advice from the authorities of the Schengen states. A Schengen visa may be refused if the applicant is a person who is entered into the Schengen information system due to a refusal of entry. Information about individuals can be stored for a maximum of 10 years and is based on decisions taken by the competent authorities of the state that issued the Schengen notification. Such a decision may arise if the person to whom it applies has violated national regulations on the entry and stay of foreigners or if the person has committed a crime against the state. The Embassy does not participate in the approval of such decisions.

19. Refusal

• In case of a visa refusal, the applicant is provided with an official decision on refusal in Hungarian, containing general information about the reasons for the refusal (for an unofficial translation into Russian, see HERE);

• In case of refusal to issue a visa, the consular fee is not refunded by the Embassy;

• The applicant has the right to appeal to the Hungarian Embassy within 8 calendar days after receiving the refusal;

• The appeal (written in Hungarian or English and signed by the applicant) must be submitted in person or through a notarized representative;

• When filing an appeal, the applicant must pay a consular fee of 160 Euros, which is non-refundable;

• The appeal will be considered by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs within 15 days;

• When considering an appeal, the Embassy may request additional documents.

After refusal, the Applicant has the right to resubmit documents. A new visa application can only be submitted if the visa fee is paid again.


20. Temporary sanctions for holders of Russian passports

On February 28, 2022, the European Union introduced temporary restrictions in connection with holders of Russian passports, and from 12 September 2022 fully suspended the Visa Facilitation Agreement with the Russian Federation. It means, that short term visa applications of citizen of the Russian Federation have to be accepted and assessed according to the general rules of the visa regulations. Citizen of the Russian Federation do not receive procedural advantages, and they have to pay the general visa fee 90 EUR.