Please note that the application can only be submitted by appointment at the Consulate. Please call the following telephone number for booking an appointment.

Phone number: +381 24 626 320

In case the system does not offer any appointment, it means that we are fully booked at the moment. Please try again later.


Please make sure that you arrive on time for your appointment. As after a delay of more than 10 minutes, we have a right to delete imidiatly your appointment, with regard to the clients coming after you.


As of December 19th 2011, 26 states are part of the Schengen Area: 23 states of the 28 members of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, 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. (Among the member states of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania do not issue Schengen visas.)

The Schengen Visas are valid for maximum 90 days within a 180-day period. Rules for a stay longer than 90 days are defined by national law. A Schengen Visa can be obtained as Single Entry, Double Entry or Multiple Entry visa, each describing the number of times you can enter the Schengen area. Schengen Visas are valid for maximum 90 days within a 180-day period.


The Consulate can ask for additional documents as applications are dealt with on a case-to-case basis and this information leaflet cannot cover all eventualities. A final decision on the visa cannot be made unless all required documentation is provided. Please note that changes to your travel itinerary and / or accommodation after submission of your application are not possible. In such an event a new application (incl. fee) has to be made. Please note that the acceptance/processing of your application do not guarantee that your visa will be approved and issued. There is no legal right to a visa.  Holders of Schengen visas are still subject to immigration controls and are not guaranteed entry into any of the Schengen countries. It is advisable to bring copies of the submitted documentation in your hand-luggage as immigration authorities at the border might request to examine information regarding your stay in the Schengen territory. All documents to be presented in connection with the visa application shall be original. Please bring one copy of each original document with you. Any request for waiving this requirement shall be rejected without further consideration. The original documents will be sent/given back. They may be asked for when crossing the Hungarian border.  The Consulate reserves the right to examine the authenticity of the communicated data and the submitted documents. The communication of false data in itself will lead to the refusal of the visa application. False statements or attempts to provide the Consulate with fraudulent documents result in the rejection of the visa application, i.e., the visa will not be issued. You may also be liable to prosecution under the law of the Schengen States. The Consulate is not liable for any expenses incurred by the applicants. Upon collection of your visa you have to provide non-transferable, confirmed, paid tickets, confirmation of full payment or credit card guarantee. If you are planning to visit more Schengen States, then the documents submitted must also contain information on your stay in the other Schengen States (e.g. if you plan to visit Hungary and the Czech Republic, you must not only hand in proof of hotel reservation in Hungary, but also in the Czech Republic, the same applies to ticket reservations and so on...)



Fully completed and signed application form

Passport valid until at least 3 months after the expiry date of the visa. The passport shall contain at least 2 empty pages and it must have been issued within 10 years.

Residence permit issued by the Serbian authorities, valid until at least 2 months after the expiry date of the visa.

Photo: 1 passport-size colour photo (not older than 6 months)

Visa fee: 80 EUR

Proof for means of travel: ticket for public transport (or reservation), car rental contract, car documents, driving license, car insurence.

Proof of accommodation: prepaid reservation of accommodation, lease agreement, invitation letter.

Financial coverage of expenses: each case it is necessary to certify the financial coverage of the expenses. We accept a certification issued by the current employer of the applicant declaring the start date of the employment status and the monthly salary. It can also be requested to certify that the applicant is registered in the Serbian Social Security Insurance System (PIO fond).

If the applicant is a company owner, it is requested to present the certificate of incorporation of the company, certificate of the company’s bank account, tax certificate, etc.

The applicant has to submit proof of accommodation in Serbia and a bank account statement on the account turnover during the last three months.

Travel medical insurance: The insurance shall be valid for the territory of the Schengen Member States and cover the entire period of the person's intended stay. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000.

In case of minors/ spouses: the birth or/and wedding certificate, school attendance. Statement of financial support of minors/spouse.

Certificate of the purpose of the visit

Tourism: certificate of the travel agency or proof of the prepaid reservation of accommodation

Transit: visa issued by the country of destination or other valid document entitling for entry in the country of destination

Educational or other scientific or professional training: the certificate of the receiving institution; the certificate of the envisaged place of accommodation in Hungary

Visiting a friend or an acquaintance: a letter of invitation legalized by a notary and a photocopy of the personal identification document/passport of the inviting party in Hungary.

Visiting a family member: same as the above section or proof of family relationship and a letter signed by the applicant in full awareness of his/her criminal liability describing the degree of the family relation, giving the name, address and phone number of the family member.

Business: a letter of invitation from the business partner, proof of the existence of commercial-business relations; or the certificate of the local chamber of commerce on the existence of business relations, and the certificate of the address of the envisaged place of accommodation in Hungary. In the case of carriers: certificate or request of the transport company.

Medical treatment: certificate of the receiving health institution, including reference to the fact that the expected costs of the medical treatment are covered; certificate of the accommodation in Hungary.

Visiting the grave of a deceased relative: a document certifying the existence of the grave and the degree of relationship

Cultural activities: agency contract with the Hungarian service provider, invitation letter issued by the host organization

Sport: accreditation proving the participation at the sports event or contract with the Hungarian sports club, or the certificate issued by the delegating sports club / Olympic committee / Ministry, etc.

Attending a conference: : invitation letter issued by the host organization or confirmation on participation, and/or a certificate issued by the delegating organization; proof of payment of the registration fee

The above listed original documents shall be presented at the Consulate and their photocopies shall be attached to the application.



The application can be submitted at the consulate operating in the country where you legally reside (you are in the procession of a residence permit).



Any applicant can be invited to attend a personal interview.

Communicating incorrect or false data will result in refusal of the application.

The issuance of the visa does not automatically mean the right to enter the Schengen Area, it can be overruled by the border police.



In case the visa is refused, annulled or revoked, the applicant has the right to appeal. Appeals on refusal can be submitted at the competent Hungarian Consulate within 8 days after receiving the decision. The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade decides on the appeals within 15 days. Appeals on annulment or revocation of a visa can be submitted within 3 days after receiving the decision. The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade decides on the appeals within 5 days.

The fee of the appeal procedure is 160 EUR. The fee for the appeal procedure cannot be reimbursed, not even in the case of a positive decision. The appeal judgment may be subject to judicial review. In case of refusal, a new application may be submitted at any time but the visa fee has to be paid again.


Further information:

Schengen Information System

Visa Information System



General Data Protection Regulation – information to be provided to visa applicants concerning the personal data provided upon application