[Important Notice]

Dear applicants,

We regret to inform you that TLScontact will no longer be accepting visa applications on behalf of the Hungarian missions in China.

  • Visa Application Centres in Changsha, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Jinan, Hangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Wuhan and Xi’an will be closing on the 10th of August.
  • Visa Application Centres in Beijing and Shanghai will be closing on the 15th of August.

Receipt of the postal applications has been discontinued. If you have already registered online to apply by post and have paid your fees, please send your application to TLScontact Visa Application Centre as soon as possible.

We advise you to contact the Embassy or Consulates of Hungary in Shanghai and Chongqing in order to receive guidance on where you can lodge your visa application after the closing dates.

All applicants who are currently expecting their passport to be returned from the diplomatic missions will have a possibility to pick up the passport at the TLScontact Visa Application Centres until the 15th of September. If you have purchased courier return service, your passport will be shipped to you.


Visa Application Process

Submission of applications at TLScontact center:

Step 1: Create your account on the TLScontact website.

Step 2: Complete your online registration 

After creating your account, you will be required to log in and fill the online application form for yourself and for all members travelling with you. Every online application form must be correctly filled and completed prior to you being able to book an appointment.

Advice: Prior to booking your appointment, please ensure that all required supporting documents for the desired visa type are prepared to prevent unnecessary change or cancellation of appointment.

Step 3: Book an appointment

Book an appointment to submit your application at the Visa Application Center.

Important Notice:

  1. Please print out your appointment confirmation letter, as you will be requested to provide this document when you attend your appointment.
  2. For group of more than 5 applicants, please contact our call centre to make an appointment after completing your online registration.

Step 4: Attend your appointment and submit your application at the Visa Application Center

  1. Please arrive on time for your scheduled appointment with the appointment confirmation letter. For more information about personal appearance requirement, please click FAQ

  2. An extensive range of Added Value Services is available to facilitate your application. To purchase them please contact our representatives in the Visa Application Center.

  3. Your application and supporting documents will be checked for completeness and transferred to the Consular Representation upon your approval.

  4. Payment of Application Fees

  5. Enroll your biometric data. You can consult our FAQ page to know more about biometric enrolment procedure.

Important Notice: In case of lateness or no show, you will be required to make a new appointment which may lead to delay of your application.

Step 5: Visa Processing

Your application will be considered by Consular Representation. TLScontact does not make any decisions relating to your visa application.

The Consular Representation may ask for more information, additional documents or an attendance of an interview. If this happens, you will be contacted by email with detailed instructions.

Important notice:

You can track your application at any time by visiting your personal account on our website.

Step 6: Collect your passport

Once your passport is returned to the Visa Application Center from the Consular Representation, you will be notified by email and SMS. You can then collect your passport in the Visa Application Center. If you have chosen Express Delivery service, your passport will be sent to you directly.

Submission of applications by accredited tourism agency:

Only agencies with both a CNTA accreditation card (yellow/ orange card) and a Consular accreditation card (white card) are eligible for the ADS application process. Individual applicants can contact these travel agencies if they wish to apply for a visa under ADS scheme.

Step 1: Travel agency obtains qualification for submission of Schengen visa

Please contact the responsible Hungarian Mission directly for a white card to be qualified for the submission of the Schengen visa.

Step 2: Registration with TLScontact Visa Application Center

After the eligibility of your ADS agency is verified, please contact the Visa Application Center for account creation and application procedure.