[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.


4.2 How do I know whether fingerprint scans have already been provided during a previous Schengen visa application?

Until the worldwide VIS roll-out, the ‘VIS’ information was marked on the visa sticker if the application was successfully saved in the VIS database. Now this marking is no longer necessary as all Schengen visa applications - independent of the place of issue - are stored in VIS. Refused applications are stored as well in VIS. In the application form under field no. 27 you are asked whether you have provided fingerprint scans during a previous visa application process. If you affirm question under the field 27, please always attach a copy of your previous Schengen visa sticker. In case of a refusal you should be able to provide a copy of the admission letter (if available).