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[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.

 

2.8 What is the average processing time?

Provided your application is correct and complete, the average processing time for short-stay individual applications of Chinese nationals traveling to Hungary is 3-5 working days from time of submission to the Embassy or Consulate General of Hungary in China, excluding weekends and public holidays.

In the following cases, the processing time can be longer:

  • If the Embassy or Consulate General needs to investigate an application further or decides to conduct a personal interview with the applicant;
  • If the application is submitted in a visa application center of a city without Hungarian consular presence (Shenyang, Guangzhou) due to the postal delivery of applications to the competent consular authority.

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