Last Updated on 01/29/2014
- Effective Sunday, February 2, 2014 the Embassy will change its procedures for making appointments for visa interviews. Details will appear on the Embassy website on Sunday, including new telephone numbers to schedule an appointment. Visa appointment services will be temporarily unavailable from 3 pm Wednesday, January 29 until Sunday, February 2nd.
- Visa Processing Fee
For the month of January 2014, the 160 USD visa processing fee is 35,200 HUF, the 190 USD fee is 41,800 HUF.
- The Non-Immigrant Visa Unit will have special hours during the winter holidays. (details)
- Beginning September 2, 2013 all approved Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas must be returned to the applicants using the Pannon Parcel Service (PPS), which will deliver passports 2-3 days after the visa interview. The cost of the service is 1,800 HUF payable upon delivery.
- DOMA FAQs
- Immigrant Visa Unit:
-- Walk-in Hours: Public hours for walk-in services (for information packets, for submitting additional documentation, and for general information):
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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