VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Hungary
On December 21, 2007, Hungary joined the ranks of the Schengen countries. To obtain a short-term tourist visa for up to 90 days, Russian citizens need the following documents:
– a foreign passport, which is valid for at least six months after the end of the planned trip. (If you have a second foreign passport, please bring both passports.)
– a copy of your civil passport;
– one color photograph taken no earlier than six months ago; size 3.5 x 4.0 cm; clear, good quality; the entire face must be visible on it; the picture was taken on a light plain background; without a headdress, with the exception of a headscarf worn in accordance with religious beliefs; done full face.
– personally signed, completed application form;
– a certificate from the place of work on the letterhead of the organization indicating the following data: position held, from what time the person who wants to visit Hungary has been working, salary, employer’s consent to leave from… to…, contact phone number of the employer. (If there is no certificate from the place of work, then you can submit a certificate of material security for entering and staying in Hungary – including medical care – and leaving Hungary, for example, a bank statement (on the state of a bank account received no earlier than a month ago back), cash or credit card);
– travel voucher or proof of accommodation reservation;
– documents for round-trip travel (ticket, or ticket booking, vehicle passport in the name of the applicant, or power of attorney from the owner of the car in the name of the driver / applicant, driver’s license.)
– the consular fee is paid when applying, the consular fee is not refundable.
The questionnaire is issued at the Consular Section of the BP Embassy in Moscow, at the BP Consulate General in St. Petersburg and at travel agencies. The questionnaire can also be downloaded at this address.
To apply for a visa and fill out the required electronic form, you can use the online appointment system for an interview
Please also have photocopies of the above-mentioned documents and Russian and civil passports with you. We ask you to present a photocopy of the page of the international passport on which the owner’s photo is placed, and in case of renewal of the passport, also a photocopy of the page with the renewal mark. (the Embassy does not have the opportunity to make photocopies)
When foreign citizens enter the Republic of Hungary, the following goods are not subject to duty:
1 portable portable television, 1 portable video recorder, 1 personal computer, 2 cameras + 10 photographic films, 1 narrow film camera, 1 video camera + 10 blank video cassettes, 1 portable music system, 1 portable CD player + 10 CDs, 1 portable radio or radio, 1 portable telefax, 1 pram, 1 tent and other camping equipment, sports equipment and sports equipment: 1 bicycle without motor, 1 boat or kayak no longer than 5 1/2 m, 2 pairs of skis, 2 tennis rackets, 2 windsurf boards, 1 sail,
1 balloon (hot air balloon), 1 parachute, 200 pcs. cigarettes, or 100 pcs. cigarillos (not more than 3 g each), or 50 pcs. cigars, or 250 g tobacco, 500 g coffee, or 200 g coffee extract or essence, 100 g tea, or 40 g tea extract or essence, 2 liters of wine and 1 liter of spirits, 1/4 liter of eau de toilette and 50 g spirits.
In the case of transportation of valuables, we suggest not only to declare it orally during customs inspection, but also to make it in the customs declaration in writing. The forms required to complete the declaration can be obtained from customs officers at the border crossing points.
Rules for the import and export of currency: A foreign citizen entering or leaving Hungary who has cash means of payment (banknotes, coins, postal or traveller’s checks, as well as any securities to bearer or exchange-traded securities) in the amount of 15,000 euros or more (the equivalent of the indicated amount in any currency), is obliged to bring this to the attention of the customs authority when crossing the border. The amount of imported money is indicated on a special declaration form issued at the border point. In the event that the imported amounts of money were not declared, a criminal case is initiated at the initiative of the customs authority on charges of violating instructions or on suspicion of committing an intentional offense.
Hungary, Embassy website: http://www.mfa.gov.hu/kulkepviselet/RU/ru/mainpage.htm
Embassy in Hungary
Hungary, Embassy in Moscow
Embassy of Hungary in Moscow: 119590 Moscow, Mosfilmovskaya 62,
Phone: (+7 095) 796-9370,
Fax: (+7 095) 796-9380
To apply for a visa and complete the required electronic form, you you can use the online system for recording an interview
Hungary, the embassy website: http://www.mfa.gov.hu/kulkepviselet/RU/ru/mainpage.htm
Hungary, Russian Embassy in the country:
Russian Embassy in Hungary: 1062 Budapest, V1 Bajza utca, 35,
Phone: (8-10-36-1) 302-5230, 332-4748,
Fax: (8-10-36-1) 353-4164
Contact in Hungary
There are two types of payphones in Hungary: coin and card. The former accept 10-, 20-, 50-100 forint coins, for the use of the latter at the post office, in newsstands and tobacco-souvenir kiosks “traffic” you can purchase universal telephone cards for 50 and 100 units.
How to call Hungary
The international code of Hungary is 36, the code of Budapest is 1. To call from Moscow to Budapest, dial 8-10-36-1-subscriber’s number.
How to call from Hungary
Long-distance calls within the country – through 06. For communication with settlements not through automatic telephone exchanges in Hungary, order by phone: 191, with foreign subscribers – 190. Access to an international line – 00. Thus, calling from Budapest to Moscow, dial 00 – 7 (Russian code) -095 (Moscow code) – subscriber number.
Emergency Phones in Hungary
Ambulance – 104
Police – 107
Fire brigade – 105
Information desk of the Hungarian telephone network – 198
Information desk of the international telephone network – 199.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year.
March 15 – National holiday, Day of the Revolution of 1848.
Easter (late April – early May).
August 20 – Constitution Day and St. Stephen’s Day.
October 23 – Republic Day.
November 1 – All Saints Day.
December 25 – Christmas.
According to ehuzhou, in Budapest, grocery stores and shopping centers are usually open from Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 19:00, on Saturday – from 07:00 to 13:00. On Sundays, only some large supermarkets are open until 14:00. Clothing and other consumer goods stores and department stores are open from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekdays, on Saturdays – from 09:00 to 13:00.
The usual amount of tips left in Hungarian restaurants, cafes, salons is 10-20% of the final bill.
In Hungary, it is customary to say hello to almost everyone you meet – whether you collided at the door of a store or in public transport.
No special vaccinations are required to enter the country. Medicines are also issued according to foreign prescriptions, but without them, only certain types of medicines can be obtained in pharmacies.
Health insurance policies obtained abroad contain a clause about medical care in Hungary and payment details for these services.
Foreigners have the right to receive free first aid and emergency medical care, but only in cases where delay in its provision may lead to a threat to the life of the patient or serious consequences for his health, as well as when symptoms (unconsciousness, bleeding etc.), manifested as a result of an accident or for another reason, require urgent medical attention.
Call an ambulance and report accidents – tel. 104, the same for the whole country. In other cases, medical services must be paid according to the tariffs established by this medical institution.