Know your visa type
Before applying, please ensure you are clear on your purpose of visit. Do remember we are here to assist and help you the entire visa application process but we are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Please call or email for appointment.
To visit Hungary you may need a visa. Visa is a permit to enter Hungary for a short stay visit not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period as a tourist, business people, to participate at a conference, cultural event or to transit between the terminals of Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Hungary.
Type of short term visas according to purpose of travel:
- Airport transit
- Visiting family or friends
- Business visa: for applicants wishing to travel for business purpose or attending business meetings in Hungary
- Official visit
- Family member of EU citizens
- Medical Visa
Visa application is assessed by the Consular Section of the Embassy of Hungary in Kuwait for up to 15 calendar days. This period could be extended up to a maximum 45 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.
Please be advised that during the time of the assessment Consular Section will not answer any form of enquiry regarding state or outcome of the procedure. The Embassy reserves the right to call on applicants for interview if further details or documents are required
If your application is rejected, the decision of the Consular Section of the Embassy of Hungary in Kuwait will be given in a standardized written form in which you will get information as to why your application was rejected. If you received a decision you are not satisfied with, you can submit a written appeal no later than 8 calendar days from the day you received the decision. The appeal procedure has a fee. The appeal must be presented in person at the Visa Section of the Embassy of Hungary in Kuwait.
Please note that there is no exception to these rules.
The appeal is assessed and decided by the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in 15 calendar days after the submission. You may be requested to provide further supporting documents to the appeal procedure. Please be advised that during the time of the assessment Consular Section will not answer any form of enquiry regarding state or outcome of the appeal procedure. Appeals can be submitted during consular hours at the Embassy on Mondays and Thursday from 10:00-12:00 am. Please note that the time of the appeal procedure cannot be reduced.
If your application is turned down in appeal procedure for a second time you are entitled to seek judicial review of this decision. Petition for judicial review shall be submitted no later than 3 calendar days from the day you received the decision in the appeal procedure. The petition is judged by the Metropolitan Administrative and Labor Court in Hungary in 8 calendar days after the petition is registered with the court. The court has the competence to assess the legality of the visa procedure. Therefore, the petition shall be based on evidence that during the visa procedure or the appeal procedure the respective authorities braked or failed to observe the law or their decision was unfounded. The fees of procedure shall not be surrendered at the time of submitting the petition. The court’s decision will also dispose on the fees.