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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Hungary

Hungary
Republic of Hungary

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None A Multiple 48 Months
A-2 None A Multiple 48 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None One 60 Months
C-3 None A Multiple 48 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None A Multiple 48 Months
G-2 None A Multiple 48 Months
G-3 None One 3 Months
G-4 None Multiple 48 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-6 10 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO-7 1 None Multiple 12 Months
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None One 1 Month
U-2 None One 1 Month
U-3 None One 1 Month
U-4 None One 1 Month
U-5 None One 1 Month
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes

Hungarian diplomatic and official passport holders traveling TDY to Hungarian diplomatic and consular establishments in the U.S. (including the UN) may receive visas as their travel needs require valid for up to 6 months with multiple entries.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

Documents and records are normally obtainable by persons within Hungary in one week to one month. Persons outside of Hungary, however, may have to wait 3-4 three to four months to obtain documents through a Hungarian Embassy or Consulate.  The Hungarian Embassy or Consulate may charge an extra fee for the this service since the documents should be obtained from Hungary.  

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: The first certificate is free of charge.  Additional copies cost 2000 forints.

Document Name: születési anyakönyvi kivonat

Issuing Authority: Vital Records Office (Polgarmesteri Hivatal, Anyakonyvi Hivatal)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: pink

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Vital Records Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants may apply in person or electronically after registering on the government’s customer portal (Ügyfélkapu).

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: The certificate is in three languages: Hungarian, English and French.  Birth certificates of children adopted by foreigners in Hungary indicate the actual place of birth but will also indicate the "place of origin" as the residence of the adoptive mother. 

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: The first certificate is free of charge.  Additional copies cost 2000 forints.

Document Name: halotti anyakönyvi kivonat

Issuing Authority: Vital Records Office (Polgarmesteri Hivatal, Anyakonyvi Hivatal)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: green

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Vital Records Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants may apply in person or electronically after registering on the government’s customer portal (Ügyfélkapu).

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: The certificate is in three languages: Hungarian, English and French.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: The first certificate is free of charge.  Additional copies cost 2000 forints.

Document Name: házassági anyakönyvi kivonat

Issuing Authority: Vital Records Office (Polgarmesteri Hivatal, Anyakonyvi Hivatal)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: gray

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Vital Records Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants may apply in person or electronically after registering on the government’s customer portal (Ügyfélkapu).

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: The certificate is in three languages: Hungarian, English and French.  Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Hungary.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available to the parties concerned and/or their legal representatives.

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: valasi vegzes (divorce decree)

Issuing Authority: Court in which the decree was issued.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: white

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Court in which the decree was issued.

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: The parties are furnished a copy of the divorce decree.  Copies can be obtained from the court in which the decree was issued.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: Marriage certificates issued by the Vital Records Office will indicate under "Remark" that the marriage has been legally dissolved.  The Remark section is only in Hungarian.  U.S. Embassy Budapest is happy to provide translation assistance if necessary.  

Exceptions: none

Comments: none

Adoption Certificates

Available to adopted persons or their legal representatives.

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: örökbefogadási végzés

Issuing Authority: Guardianship Authority

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: white

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Guardianship Authority

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: The document may be obtained from the local Guardianship Authority

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: none

Identity Card

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: személyi igazolvány

Issuing Authority: The local Mayor’s Office.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: pink

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Mayor’s Office

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: The ID card is issued by the local Mayor’s Office.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: none

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: The fee must be paid by postal check provided with the request form.

Document Name: hatósági erkölcsi bizonyítvány (Certificate of Criminal Record)

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Interior, Department of Criminal Registry (Bűnügyi Nyilvántartó Hatóság)

Mailing address: 1476 Budapest Pf.380.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: green

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Department of Criminal Registry

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificate of criminal record request forms are available at Hungarian post offices.  The certificate is issued within five working days from receipt of the request.  The certificate is issued only in Hungarian.  Non-residents should apply for certificates at the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate in their country of their residence.  The certificate will be forwarded to the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  The Hungarian Embassy or Consulate may charge a fee for the service. 

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: Please note that the person requesting the certificate of criminal record must indicate in question 4 of the request form that the certificate is requested for an immigrant visa application to the United States.  Failure to do so will generate a certificate that may not reflect the full extent of the person’s criminal history and should not be considered sufficient to support an application for a U.S. immigration benefit.  If you have questions, please contact usconsular.budapest@state.gov.

 

Court Records

Available only to the parties involved and/or their legal representatives.

Fees: The fee is 100 forints per page

Document Name: bírósági végzés

Issuing Authority: court at issue in the case

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: white

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: court at issue in the case

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Court records may be obtained personally from the court.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: none

 

Prison Records

Unavailable

Military Records

Available for persons between the ages of 18 and 40.

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: lgazolás sorkatonai szolgálatról

Issuing Authority: local military authority

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal/color/format.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of Defense

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applications may be submitted to the local military authority (Hadkiegeszito Parancsnoksag) personally or electronically.  Information about how to obtain records is available on hadkiegeszites.hu.  For individuals aged between 40 to 50 the military record may be requested from the Institute and Museum of Military History.  For information and the address of the institute, please see the webpage above.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: none

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.): Regular, Diplomatic, Official

Fees: The fee for a regular passport is $55

Document Name: Útlevél

Issuing Government Authority: Central Passport Department

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Brown

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of Interior

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: The passport application can be made personally at the local Mayor’s Office.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: none

Comments: none

Other Records

Affidavit of Paternity

Available. "Apai Elismero Nyilatkozat", drawn up before the guardianship authorities, or a certificate to the effect that a father has recognized a child as his own, is available to the parents.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: U.S. Embassy Budapest

Address:

Mailing Address:
c/o AmEmb (BUD)
APO AE 09213-1320

Street Address:
1054 Budapest
Szabadsag tér 12

Phone number: During office hours: (36-1) 475-4400 (Local time: GMT +1)
After-hours emergency calls -- for American citizens only: (36-1) 475-4400

Facsimile: (36-1) 475-4764

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Hungary.