List of documents
for a Schengen visa

VISA APPLICATION FORM
  • You need to complete this electronic Application Form for Schengen visas.
  • The Visa Application Form should be filled in Latin or Russian letters (except for 1 - 10 art.).
  • The Form must be completed, printed and signed by the person applying for a visa. For minors: the Form must be signed by a parent or person with parental (guardianship) rights ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
  • The Application Form should be signed in blue ink.
 
INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT
The passport must be signed.
  • The passport should not have any damage.
  • The passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the expiry of the visa
  • The passport must not exceed 10 years. Extended passports are not accepted. 
  • The international passport must contain at least two blank pages for visas
  • Passports are accepted without additional covers (plastic, leather). Copies of Schengen visas for the last 3 years.
  • Copy of the information page of the valid international passport (page with photo)
  • Copies of Schengen visas for the last 3 years.
  • If available: copy of the information page of the canceled international passport (page with photo) and Schengen visas for the last 3 years.
 
NATIONAL PASSPORT (PHOTOCOPY) 
  • Copy of the first 2 pages of national passport (page with photo, page with information about the place of residence);
  • Copy of the page about the marital status; copy of the page about previously issued passports;
  • For minors: original and copy of the birth certificate should be provided (for minors under 18 years); From the age of 14: original and copy of national passport should be provided additionally. 
 
2 PHOTOS 
  • Size - 3.5 x 4.5 cm, color, clear, clean and contrast,
  • The photo must be printed on high quality paper on white or light gray background,
  • Photos should be made no more than 6 months before,
  • The photo must be made from the front, so that the face occupies 70-80% of the photo.
  • If the applicant wears glasses, the photo must also meet the following criteria:
  • untinted glasses,
  • the rim must not cover any part of the eye,
  • there must be no reflections 
No need to crop and glue the photo on the Application Form, employees of the Visa Application Center will do it for you.
 
HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY 
To get the Schengen visa, you should have a health insurance policy valid in the Schengen countries with minimum coverage of 30 000 EUR or 50 000 USD. To get multiple entry visa, you should have the health insurance policy for the first trip in the Schengen area. Insurance policies issued by insurance companies of the European Agreement and the European Economic Area or Russian insurance companies are accepted.
Requirements
  • health insurance policy should be valid on the territory of the Schengen Agreement;
  • insurance policy should guarantee at a minimum such services that are related to health care and include the following:
    • emergency medical care,
    • treatment in case of emergency for life and health in hospitals, 
    • transportation to the nearest medical institution that provides emergency medical care, 
    • as well as medical treatment in hospitals, 
    • medical or posthumous repatriation to the country of permanent residence in case of serious illness or death of the insured.
 
To get Schengen visa, the minimum limit of liability of the insurer specified in the insurance policy during the insurance period must be at least 30 000 EUR or 50 000 USD. Insurance policies issued by insurance companies of the European Agreement and the European Economic Area or Russian insurance companies are accepted only filled in typewritten form. 
 
To get single entry Schengen visa, the health insurance policy must fully cover the dates of the trip. For example, if visa is requested for 10 days from June 1 to June 10, the health insurance policy should be provided from June 1 to June 10 with the validity period of the insurance policy for 10 days.
 
To get multiple entry visa, the health insurance policy must cover only the first trip in the Schengen area.
 
DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP
Transport
  • tickets in both directions,
  • In the case of trip by car, the following documents are provided:
    • copies of the registration certificate of the vehicle,
    • valid visa of the owner of the vehicle or notarized power of attorney for the right for driving the vehicle abroad,
    • copies of driver's license,
    • valid visa of driver if visa is not requested for him.
 
Close relatives who visiting Russian citizens legally residing in the territory of the Schengen area:
  • Invitation from the Hungarian Migration Service (BAH) - original and copy (2 sides of the invitation) or original of the written invitation from the owner of the real estate with notarized signature.
  • If housing owned by several people: notary invitation from each owner. Original extract from the land registry for real estate (tulajdoni lap) or electronic statement not older than 1 month.
  • Confirmation of family relationship in the form of certificate;
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the territory of the Schengen area.
 
Friends who visiting citizens of different countries legally residing in the Schengen area and the EU and having property in Hungary:
  • Original extract from the land registry for real estate (tulajdoni lap) or electronic statement not older than 1 month
  • Original written invitation from the owner of the real estate with notarized signature of the inviter
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the territory of the Schengen area
 
If the property is owned by several people, then the invitation must be from all owners
 
In case of invitation to rented housing - the same documents and copy of the lease agreement.
 
DOCUMENTS CONFIRMING AVAILABILITY OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR THE PERIOD OF STAY IN HUNGARY
The applicant must independently confirm sufficient availability of funds to stay in Hungary.
  • The working citizens should provide the original document confirming the availability of regular income as the certificate from the place of work (not older than 1 month) on wages with indication of the position, average monthly income (it should be indicated in the certificate: address, telephone, organization details, stamp and signature. If you are a manager you should attach documents confirming this fact). In addition, you can attach the original of account statement (not older than 1 month) with a sufficient balance for the trip (it should be indicated in the statement: currency, date of issue, stamp with bank's details and signature of the bank's employee).
  • For those who work for individual entrepreneurs, it is necessary to provide documents on registration of individual entrepreneur, it is necessary to provide the original document confirming the availability of regular income as the certificate from the place of work (not older than 1 month) on wages, indicating the position, average monthly income (it should be indicated in the certificate: address, telephone, organization details, stamp and signature of the manager). If the individual entrepreneur does not have a seal, it is necessary to provide the certificate from work place without seal, an extract from the bank account with cash flow for the last 3 months. (it should be indicated in the statement: currency, date of issue, stamp with bank's details and signature of the bank's employee).
  • For the founders of the company in the Russian Federation, it is necessary to provide the extract from the personal account with cash flow for 3 months (it should be indicated in the extract: currency, date of issue, stamp with bank's details and signature of the bank's employee) + constituent documents (Documents from the tax authority on the company registration) (original + copy).
  • For the general director it is necessary to provide the certificate of employment signed by the chief accountant.
  • If organization has not accountant, it is necessary to provide the extract for the last 3 months (with indication of balance) (it should be indicated in the extract: currency, date of issue, stamp with bank's details and signature of the bank's employee) + certificate from the work place signed by the general director, the order on appointment of the general director.
  • For the unemployed, it is necessary to provide the original of the account statement (not older than 1 month) with a sufficient balance for the trip (it should be indicated in the statement: currency, date of issue, stamp with bank's details and signature of the bank's employee). If your stay in Hungary is paid by a third party, then these documents should be submitted on his name. If the third party is a close relative, then it is necessary to provide a sponsorship letter in an arbitrary form and documents proving the relationship. For others - notarized sponsorship letter.
  • If you have a pension certificate, please provide the original and copy.
  • For students - the certificate from the place of study with the stamp and signature of the responsible person on the organization's letterhead (school / university).
 
 
PONY EXPRESS service tariff is EUR 20 (including VAT 18%) per every passport at the rate of the Central Bank of Russian Federation applicable at the date of payment.
 
Delivery of the passport to the indicated address in accordance with a special list of settlements opened for customer service is EUR 10 per every passport at the rate of the Central Bank of Russian Federation applicable at the date of payment. 
 
Delivery across Moscow, Moscow area, St. Petersburg and Kazan is paid of the tariffs PONY EXPRESS.