Starting from the 1st of March 2024, the new legislation on immigration, Act XC of 2023 on the General Rules for the Entry and Residence of Third-Country Nationals entered into force. The D visa applications can be submitted under the provisions of the new legislation.

A residence permit is required for stays in Hungary exceeding 90 days within a 180-day period for third-country nationals. Important: the residence permit always has to be linked to a specific purpose. The purpose of residence must be specified by the applicant before submitting the application.

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I.) Application process

Before booking an appointment for „D” long-term visa to Hungary, you are required to submit all the documents scanned (including the visa application form) via e-mail at least 5 working days ahead of your visa appointment. Scanning your documents in advance will speed up the application process!

Scanned Document Guidelines:

  • The scanned documents must match the required hard copies;
  • The scanned documents must be in pdf format;
  • All documents should be scanned one by one, in separate files (Application form and Appendix also separately!);
  • The total size of all files combined should be no larger than 8 MB;
  • Applicants must ensure that no parts or pages of the documents are missing and the images/text are clear/readable;
  • The documents should be submitted to the e-mail address
  • The subject of the e-mail should be written in english surname and name of the applicant and his birth date (E.g.: Hajibayli Uzeyir - 30.09.2020 -)
  • Documents not received in time, unreadable or incomplete will be required to be rescanned and resent which may result in a delay in the application process. 

After the preliminary review, the Consular Section will schedule an appointment for the applicant, unless there is a need for adjustments. All documents sent in scanned form must be submitted in person by the applicant to the Consular Section. During the reception, the applicant is photographed, his fingerprints and electronic signature are taken.

The identity card, passport and other original documents required by the applicant at the end of the process must be submitted to the Consular Section together with the copies.     

The Consular Section of the Embassy of Hungary only accepts the documents and sends them to the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (Migration Department) in Hungary. The decision regarding the visa is made by the Migration Department in Hungary, not the Consular Section of the Embassy of Hungary. After sending the documents to the Migration Department, the Consular Section of the Embassy is not responsible for the terms of consideration of the application. The application review process for applicants applying for D type visa, depending on the purpose, may take from 1-3 monthsThe Migration Department may request additional documents during the process. 

II.) Visa fee

Visa fee for D type visa applicants is 110 EURO.

Visa fee is NOT required from students who receive Stipendium Hungaricum and Erasmus+ Scholarship.

After submission of the documents, the applicant will receive a cheque for payment of visa fee. The visa fee payment can be done ONLY at the Head Office of Azerbaijan International Bank located at Nizami str. 67. The applicant must present payment receipt to the Consular Section on the same day.

III.) Contact details of the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing:

For further information or questions regarding D visas, please contact the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing:

- Hungarian language website: 
- English language website: 

- Address: 1117 Budapest, Budafoki út 60. / Postal address: 1903 Budapest, Pf. 314.
- E-mail:
- Call Center: +36 1 463 9292 (Mon-Fri: 8.00-16.00, Friday: 8.00-13.30)

For data protection reasons, information about the state of any visa application can strictly only be provided to the applicant (the person submitting the application), anyone else will be denied access to any information about the case. Please note that the Migration Department cannot provide information on pending cases by phone.

IV.) Appeal procedure in case of refusal:

In case of refusal, every applicant has the right to appeal the decision or submit a new application. The decision may be appealed within 8 days of delivery, in a written appeal letter submitted to the authority of first instance, or at the Hungarian diplomatic or consular foreign mission where the application was submitted. The fee of appeal is 160 EUR for each applicant.