Basic information on Schengen Visa

Based on the list of the short stay visa waiver agreements, citizens of North Macedonia do not need a visa to travel to Hungary. Click here for the list of eligible countries of their citizens can visa-free travel. 

Other third country nationals, who are not on this list shall apply for a Schengen Visa in order to travel to Hungary and/or to other Member States. Please note, that according to the Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 estabilishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) Article 6, an application may be accepted from a person legally present – but not residing – in the jurisdiction of the consulate where the application is submitted, if it is justified why the application could not be lodged at a consulate in his/her place of residence. It is for the consulate to evaluate whether the justification presented by the applicant is acceptable. It means that third country nationals have to be in a possession of a valid residence permit issued by the competent authority of the Republic of North Macedonia.

A Schengen Visa authorizes the bearer to a single, double or multiple entries and, in case of an uninterrupted stay, to a stay of maximum 90 days, while in case of an interrupted stay, to a stay of altogether maximum 90 days within 180 days counted from the date of the first entry.

The Schengen visa does not mean an automatic permission to enter the Schengen area. At the border, the conditions of the entering and planned staying in the territory of the Member States can still be examined.

To calculate your stay in the Schengen Territory, please click here!

2. How to make appointment?

In order to set up an appointment to apply for Schengen Visa, please contact the Consulate by phone (+38923092046) or email (

The address of the Consulate is the following: 27 Mirka Ginova street, Skopje.

3. When to apply at the Hungarian Embassy in Skopje?

a) if your sole destination is Hungary,

b) if the visit includes more than one destination, or if several separate visits are to be carried out within a period of 2 months, but the main destination of your travel is Hungary in terms of the length or purpose of stay,

c) if no main destination can be determined, and if you enter the Schengen Zone for the first time through the border of Hungary.

d) If you would like to transit through Hungary:

  • d/1) if you transit through Hungary only ,
  • d/2) in case you transit through more than one Member State, but the first one is Hungary.

Please note that the purpose of transit is no longer in the Visa Code!

The visa application shall be submitted no longer than 6 months before the start of the intended visit, and no later than 15 calendar days! In justified individual cases of urgency, the Consulate may allow lodging of applications later that 15 calendar days before the intended start of the visit.

4. Family members of EEA citizens

The conditions that must be met for the simplified visa applications of family members of EEA citizens are as follows:

  • The applicant must prove that they are a close relative of an EEA citizen. (For example: marriage certificate).
  • The applicant must travel together with or has to join the EEA citizen who is their family member.

5. Visa fee

Schengen visa – 80 EUR

For child between 6-12 years – 40 EUR

For child under 6 years –  free of charge

The visa fee is 35 EUR for those citizens, who are under the EU Visa Facilitation Agreements. For the list of eligible countries click here

Family members of EEA citizens are exempted from visa fee.

6. Required documents

a) visa application form (English: download form Magyar: letölthető dokumentum)

b) supporting documents, click here!

7.  Decision on the application

According to the Visa Code Article 23, the decision making period is 15 calendar days, which can be extended maximum up to 45 days calendar days.

8. Appeal

If the visa application is rejected, the applicant has right to appeal within 8 calendar days counted from the reception of the refusal. An appeal shall be submitted only in person, in a written form, signed by the applicant at the Consular Section. Please note that no ’appeal form’ exists to be completed. An appeal takes the form of a formal letter offering justification and clarification of the purpose and means of your planned stay to which additional supporting documents may be attached.

The fee for appeal is 160 EUR.

The appeal decision is made in 15 days by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.


A visa is only a preliminary permission for entry, which does not authorize its bearer automatically to enter the country. Travellers may be requested to provide proof that they still meet the requirements of entry and stay in the Schengen Area. In absence of this, they may be denied entry at the border even in possession of a valid visa.

For more information regarding visa application, click here.