[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.


3.2 What are the requirements for the photo?

The photograph is required for any visa application and must meet the following criteria:

  1. in color with a white or light grey background;
  2. format 3,5 cm x 4,5 cm; head should measure vertically min. 32 mm to max. 36 mm.
  3. taken from the front; without obstruction;
  4. with a closed mouth and without showing any teeth;
  5. without any shadow obstructing the face;
  6. ensuring all features are clearly visible: eyes, nose, mouth, forehead and ears;
  7. recent (less than 6 months old).

Please ensure that on the photograph you submit you are:

  1. only wearing glasses that have light frames, not distorting the outline of the face or blocking the eyes;
  2. not wearing contact lenses that change the color of the eyes;
  3. not wearing hats, a veil or other headwear (religious headwear is allowed; please see image below for a compliant example);
  4. wearing none or only small  jewelry.
  5. Picture should not be heavily altered (beautified) by the photographer.

Please note, if the photograph you submit at the time of the application submission is deemed uncompliant, you will be asked to take a new photo.

A self-service photo booth is at your disposal inside the Visa Application Centre in case you need to provide a more recent compliant photograph to complete your application. For more information, please click here.

The table below shows examples of non-compliant photos “✗,” and the correct equivalent “✓”, according to Schengen requirements. For the full photo details, please see here: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-application-requirements/photo-requirements/