Last Updated on 05/31/2013
- Visa Processing Fee
For the month of June 2013, the 160 USD visa processing fee is 36,800 HUF, the 190 USD fee is 43,700 HUF.
- Non-Immigrant Visa Unit: New public hours from March 25, 2013
By appointment: Tuesday and Friday 7:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
- Immigrant Visa Unit: New public hours from March 25, 2013
-- Walk-in Hours: Public hours for walk-in services (for information packets, for submitting additional documentation, to pick-up the visa and for general information):
On Tuesday from 1 PM to 3 PM
On Wednesday from 1 PM to 4 PM
-- Services by appointment: all Immigrant and fiancé(e) visa applications are accepted only by appointment.
- Immigrant Fee: Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. The USCIS website has more details on the new fee, including contact information for USCIS, if there are further questions.
- The Embassy has recently learned of visa scams being perpetrated against Hungarian citizens interested in working as au pairs in the United States. Please be advised that applicants will never have to pay “processing fees” to the Embassy through Western Union. In Hungary, visa fees are collected only at MKB bank or at the Embassy. Currently, the U.S. Department of State has authorized only thirteen organizations to bring au pairs to the United States. The full list of approved au pair organizations can be found on the web site of the U.S. Department of State: Designated Sponsors List
If you have any questions about whether an au pair program is legitimate, please feel free to email the Embassy at USConsular.Budapest@state.gov.
- Legal Rights and Protections for Employment or Education-based Non-immigrants
(A-3, B-1 personal or domestic employee, G-5, H, J or NATO-7 visas)
Recent changes to U.S. law relate to the legal rights of certain employment or education-based non-immigrants under Federal immigration, labor, and employment laws, and the information to be provided about protections and available resources. As a temporary visitor to the U.S., it is important that you are aware of your rights, as well as protections and resources available when you come to work or study here. Review the Non-immigrant Rights, Protections and Resources pamphlet, online version (PDF 253K)or printer double-sided version (PDF 291K)
Meet the Consul Webchat
- On February 15, 2012 the Consular Section held a webchat on non-immigrant visa issues. You can review the questions and answers in this document. (PDF 170K)
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