ESTA Application for Citizens of Hungary

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Capital: Budapest
ESTA Required: YES
In 2008, President Bush declared that Hungary would be included in the United States Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This was on November 17th, 2008. Hungarian citizens can apply for admission to the U.S. through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. ESTA allows Hungarians to travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa. It is an online application that grants Hungarians entry to the U.S. to conduct business, tourism, and other non-credit studies. If you cannot meet these criteria, you can apply for a B-2 visa at the nearest U.S. Embassy.

U.S. Immigration Statistics about Hungarians

How to travel from Hungary to the United States

Six airports are in Hungary: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD), Debrecen International Airport; Gyor-Per International Airport; Nyiregyhaza Airport; Heviz-Balaton Airport and Pecs-Pogany International Airport. You can also fly from Budapest International Airport to New York City and Chicago.

LOT Polish Airlines allows you to fly direct from Poland to Chicago in just 10.45 hours. There is 60+ connecting flights available if you’re flying to New York. This page will show you which airlines fly from Budapest.

How to get from the Airport to the Budapest City Centre

It is easy to get from the city center to the airport via car. Depending on traffic, you can drive between the city center and the airport in about 20-60 minutes. It is separate from public traffic by a sting barrier, making it less susceptible to delays.

You can find a complete overview of parking here: www. bud. hu/parking

Paolo. Bud. hu – Book your parking spot

Taxi is Budapest’s preferred taxi service. Taxi drivers can speak at least one language and can accept credit cards. A ride to the city center will cost you 7200 HUF (26 EUR), depending on traffic conditions.
The bus line 100E runs directly from the city center to the airport. Bus line 100E runs in 30-minute intervals and operates from 04:00 to 23,00 (if it is taking you from the airport: 05:00 – 0:30). More information can be found here: bud. hu/public-transport

When is the best time for Hungarian citizens to apply for ESTA?

Travelers must apply for an ESTA 72 hours before boarding a plane. This has been mandatory since December 2018. Hungarian travelers are advised to apply for ESTA approval at least 72 hours in advance. Apply for a B-2 visa at your nearest U.S. Embassy if you require a permit. It can take quite a while to process. Apply today if you are planning to visit the United States soon. Learn more about the ESTA application.

Hungarians who have an approved ESTA may check their account status or make changes. For more information, visit this page: verify/update ESTA.

Below is an example of a travel authorization if the ESTA application is approved:

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