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General Information for Visa

REMINDERS

Applicants are required to provide all documents in either Mongolian or English languages only.

Applicants are required to bring all supporting documents printed, including air ticket or train ticket bookings, hotel reservations or confirmation of a place staying during the whole period in Mongolia and visa fee payment transfers in addition to that of applicable documents.

Applicants are advised that the Visa officers are authorized to interview and demand necessary additional documents including employment confirmation and evidence of financial capabilities. The Visa officers reserve the right to refuse a visa and the applicants’ data will be liable for international legal obligations. If your visa refused, the fee will not be refunded.

Applicants are advised that obtaining a visa does not entitle you to enter the country. You are a subject to the immigration official’s clearance at the entry port as well as in the territory of Mongolia and liable for questioning if you are traveling for purposes other than that of stated in your Application Form.

Applicants are advised to read the visa requirements before filling the Application Form and coming to the Visa section to lodge, as there is no appointment system.

Applicants are advised that the burden of proof is on the applicant not on the Visa officers.

Applicants in Ireland are advised that the Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Dublin can issue only Tourist Visas to those who meet with this Embassy’s visa requirements.

Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Ireland

Address: Oakfield Bellevue, Delgany Co Wicklow, A63 V978, Ireland

Email: marksherry58@gmail.com

 

TIMETABLE

Note: The visa section has a timetable different than the main office of the Embassy.

Opening days: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Opening hours for submitting applications: 10:00–12:00 (except Mongolian public holidays)

Opening hours for collecting visas: 16:00–16:15 (except Mongolian public holidays)

 

The Visa Section will be closed on the following Mongolian public holidays.

1 January (New year)

1-3 days of the Lunar Calendar New year (Varies but commonly either in January or February. Please check the embassy website for closure announcements)

8 March (International Women’s Day)

1 June (Mothers and Children’s Day)

11-15 July (Naadam Festival-National Day)

29 December (Independence Day)

1st day of winter month of Lunar Calendar-Chingis Khaan’s commemoration day (Varies but commonly either in October or November. Please check embassy website for closure announcements)

Note: Due to its geographical location and altitude, Mongolian Lunar Calendar days may slightly differ from other Asian countries.

 

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR MONGOLIAN VISAS

Tourist Visa with a single entry for up to 30 days, the applicants required to submit:

Passport – with a validity exceeding the applicant’s last day of stay by SIX months

Application Form – must be fully completed, signed and dated

Photo – a 3.5 х 4.5 cm size most recent photo glued on the Application Form

Visa fee and Service charge*

Supporting Documents – Air ticket or train ticket bookings, hotel reservations or confirmation of places staying during the whole period in Mongolia.

Applicants are advised that if you are visiting your friend, family or you are a Mongolian applying with a foreign passport, the Tourist Visa does not fit into your travel purpose, so please apply for Family Visit Visa. Please read the relevant visa category requirements below.

If you are to work, visit your business associates, conduct a research work, attend a conference, conventions, sporting competition, charity event or on a religious or journalist mission, the Tourist visa does not fit into your travel purpose. Please read the relevant visa category requirements below.

 

Business or Official Visa with single or multiple entries, the applicants required to submit:

Passport – with a validity exceeding the applicant’s last day of stay by SIX months

Application Form – must be fully completed, signed and dated

Photo – a 3.5 х 4.5 cm size most recent photo glued on the Application Form

Visa fee and Service charge*

Supporting Documents – Visa permission approved by either the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia or Immigration Authority of Mongolia. Please do not come to the Visa section until the permissions granted from the said authorities.

For further instructions regarding the visa permissions please contact:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia

Peace Ave-7a,

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Fax: (976) 11-322127

mail: info@mfa.gov.mn

Information center: e-Mail: press@mfa.gov.mn

Consular service: e-Mail: kg@mfa.gov.mn

or

Immigration Authority of Mongolia

10th khoroo, Khan-Uul district,

Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia.

Information centre: Tel: (976) 1800 1882, Fax: 7013-3458,

e-Mail: info@immigration.gov.mn

Web: www.immigration.gov.mn

 

Family Visit or Private Invitation Visas with single or multiple entries, the applicants required to submit:

Passport – with a validity exceeding the applicant’s last day of stay by SIX months

Application Form – must be fully completed, signed and dated

Photo – a 3.5 х 4.5 cm size most recent photo glued on the Application Form

Visa fee and Service charge*

Supporting Documents – If you have officially renounced your Mongolian citizenship and applying for a Mongolian visa, you do not need to pay Visa Fee nor a Visa permission. To issue a visa, however, the Visa section requires your air ticket or train ticket bookings, hotel reservations or confirmation of places staying during the whole period in Mongolia.

If you are a national other than Mongolian and visiting friends or family, you must provide invitation or “H” type Visa permission approved by the Immigration Authority of Mongolia. Please do not come to the Visa section until the invitation or permissions granted from the said authority.

Children under 16 must provide a consent letter from a parent who is not traveling together. A child with a Mongolian parent is entitled to have a 3-month visa without Visa Fee and permissions provided that the parent has officially renounced Mongolian citizenship. Copies of the birth certificate indicating parents’ names and a copy of the parent’s former citizenship documents are required.

For further instructions regarding the Invitation, “H” type visa permissions please contact:  Immigration Authority of Mongolia

10th khoroo, Khan-Uul district,

Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia.

Information centre: (976) 1800-1882, Fax: 7013-3458,

e-Mail: info@immigration.gov.mn

Web: www.immigration.gov.mn

 

Transit Visa with single or multiple entries, the applicants required to submit:  

Passport – with a validity exceeding the applicant’s last day of stay by SIX months

Application Form – must be fully completed, signed and dated

Photo – a 3.5 х 4.5 cm size most recent photo glued on the Application Form.

Visa fee and Service charge*

Supporting Documents – Visas of the countries traveling immediately before and after Mongolia. The flight or train tickets clearly indicating the applicant is not stopping over in Mongolia.

 

Other types of visas, the applicants are required: 

Contact and consult with your host in Ulaanbaatar to arrange the relevant visa permissions from the Immigration Authority of Mongolia prior coming to the Embassy.

Immigration Authority of Mongolia

10th khoroo, Khan-Uul district,

Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia.

Information centre: (976) 1800-1882, Fax: 7013-3458,

e-Mail: info@immigration.gov.mn

Web: www.immigration.gov.mn

 

For applicants’ convenience, we accept applications submitted by:

 1) The applicant.

2) A person or friend on behalf of the applicant provided the applicant has signed authorization/consent letter or a family member.

3) Courier agencies that comply with our visa requirements.

The Embassy does not have provisions to process visa applications by post

*Please note that we do not accept a cheque, credit/debit card or cash for the Visa fee and Service charge. You have to pay to or make a bank transfer to Embassy’s bank account. If you have done so, bring the printed confirmation of the transaction. However, make your transfer only after you are certain to apply.

The Embassy’s bank account information is as follows:

Name of payee: Embassy of Mongolia

Payee sort code: 40-50-37

Payee account number: 12322550

Name of payee’s bank: Bank of China

Payment description: Visa fee

IBAN number: GB29BKCH40503712322550

Currency: GBP £

Otherwise, the applicant shall be given a pay slip when he/she lodges the visa application, to make the payment at a nearby bank and provide the receipt to the Visa officer to start the whole process.

For inquiries, please send your e-mail to visa@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

VISAS TO BE ISSUED ON ARRIVAL IN MONGOLIA

A visa may be issued only if you are a resident or a citizen of a country where there is no Mongolian diplomatic mission. To obtain a visa on arrival, you must have your host (private person or business entity) has arranged your visa permissions 14 days prior to your expected arrival in Mongolia.

For official “A” type on-arrival visa, your host must apply for your visa permission at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia (www.consul.mn).

For all other types of (including business “B” and tourist “J”) on-arrival visa, your host must apply for your visa permission at the Immigration Agency of Mongolia (www.immigration.gov.mn).

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY ADMISSION OF MOTOR VEHICLES INTO MONGOLIA

According to national legislation, the following documents are required for foreign nationals, who are traveling with their vehicle into Mongolia:

  1. Vehicle certificate
  2. Passport of the vehicle owner (if the driver is not the legal owner of the vehicle, an owner’s notarized authorization letter is required)
  3. Original copy if the vehicle has a Carnet document (CPD is an international customs document)
  4. Contact details of the host in Mongolia (detailed information if the host is an individual). If the presented documents do not meet the requirements, vehicles are subject to customs clearance and tax deposit according to Mongolian law.
  5. Once the vehicle is cleared by the Customs authority to temporarily enter into Mongolia, an endorsement sheet, sealed with the customs inspection stamp, will be issued to the traveler or vehicle owner. A traveler should keep the endorsement sheet in the vehicle and return the sheet to the Customs authority when exiting the border.
  6. The Customs authority has a right to take necessary actions if the temporarily entered vehicle into Mongolia is not leaving the country.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR DOMESTIC PETS

The following documents are required:

Pet Passport

Medical certificate

Vaccination, at least 14 days prior the arrival

No injection administered within 24 hours of arrival

If the above-mentioned requirements are not met, medical examination shall be carried out and if necessary, a quarantine will be imposed.

Important notice

  1. A visa will be valid 90 days from the date of issue. Duration of stay in Mongolia will be maximum 30 days /for entry visa/ and it starts from the date of entry to Mongolia.
  1. If an applicant, other than “H” type visa, who is wishing to stay more than 30 days, the Embassy will request for an invitation of the host approved by either the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia or Immigration Authority of Mongolia.
  1. If you are staying more than 30 days in Mongolia is required to be registered at the Immigration Authority within 7 days after the arrival in the country.
  1. The Embassy reserves the right to refuse a visa. In such cases, the fee and service charge will not be refunded as a common international practice.
  2. Applications sent by post shall not be processed. The applicant should come in person or apply through an authorized subject. Additionally, the applications can be lodged via visa agencies that strictly follow the Embassy’s visa requirements.

For more information, please contact at visa@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

CAMBRIDGE MONGOLIA FORUM TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER 2018

On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the United Kingdom, Cambridge University’s Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU) is organising the ‘Cambridge Mongolia Forum’ in partnership with the Embassy of Mongolia in London. The Forum will take place on the 5th December 2018 in Cambridge University.

This biennial Forum has been jointly organised by the Embassy of Mongolia and MIASU, Cambridge University, to address some of the most pressing issues facing Mongolia in the fields of culture, economy, diplomacy, and politics. There will be three academic panels bringing together UK-based scholars and senior representatives of the Mongolian government to address the following themes: Mongolia’s leadership and governance; Mongolia’s geopolitics, geoeconomics and diplomacy; and UK-Mongolia collaboration in the field of Mongolian studies.

INVEST MONGOLIA 2018 CONFERENCE HELD IN LONDON

The Invest Mongolia London 2018 Conference held on 8th of June 2018 at the EBRD, which is successfully organized by the National Development Agency, Frontier Securities and the Embassy of Mongolia. The conference gathered over 80 participants including investors and Mongolian delegates.

Among the 8 presentations, the speech delivered by the The Chairman of National Development Agency Mr. Bayarsaikhan Banzragch explained the government policy and recent economic progress in Mongolia. He noted that “In 2017, the economy grew by 5.1%, recovering strongly from only 1.2% growth in 2016, total transportation of freight became 53.9 million tons, export has increased, and trade balance has reached by 26% comparing with the previous year, budget deficit decreased by two times compared to 2016, the Foreign Exchange Reserves in Mongolia increased to 1 billion USD from 3 billion USD in 2016. In this result, domestic currency rate became stable and is increasing sustainably”.

Moreover, the Director of Integrated Investment Policy department of the National Development Agency Mr. L.Munbat stated that “In 2017, personal savings at the banks has increased by 2.5 trillion tugriks comparing with the previous year. One of the economic pillars is FDI. In 2016, we have registered 2.3 billion USD as FDI. It shows that FDI has increased by 54% compared with previous year. It means investors’ confidence and trust is recovering more and more”.

“Since 1990 till today, we have registered 162 British companies with 249.7 million USD investment, which is ranked as 11st of 112 invested countries in Mongolia by number of companies and FDI. FDI from UK, by economic sectors, 75.9% for trade and catering services, 23.9% for tourism, 11.2% for processing animal originated raw materials, 1.8% for food industry, 2.8% for transportation and 4.25% for other sectors.”

“As a part of reform process, the Government of Mongolia established “Investment Protection Council” in 2016 by the decree of the Prime Minister of Mongolia. The functions of the council include protection of legitimate rights of investors, swift address of petitions and grievances related to government authorities and measures to reduce imminent risks pertaining investors”.

A part of the Conference, the panel discussions touched upon issues, such as, the economic outlook-What does consensus forecast say; UK and Mongolia; The risks and the opportunities for UK investors to invest/trade in Mongolia; The opportunities for Mongolian companies to dual list or issue DR at London Stock Exchange; and the Growth strategies for non-mining sector.

The Conference participants underlined the importance of sustaining investment and emphasised the importance of using the investment effectively while protecting the investors’ interests within the legal frameworks.

The Embassy team has participated in the London’s Diplomatic community tournament

The London diplomatic community’s 2nd annual charity basketball tournament, co- organized by the Embassy magazine and the Bosnia and Herzegovinian Embassy in London, has taken place on 12 May 2018 at the American School in London.

The tournament has gathered 8 embassy teams including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Global All Stars (selected players of different embassies) Global Shooting Stars (selected players of embassies of European countries), Lithuania, Mongolia and the USA.

Global All Stars were the champion of the tournament after winning the Global Shooting Stars. The Embassy of Mongolia team has taken the 4th place after winning the USA and Belgium Embassy teams.

Vice Chairman L.Enkh-Amgalan of the Parliament has conducted a parliamentary bilateral meeting

A Mongolian parliamentary delegation, headed by the L.Enkh-Amgalan, Vice Chairman of the State Great Hural (Parliament), has attended the general sessions of 138th IPU Assembly in Geneva and during in which has conducted bilateral parliamentary meetings.

At the meeting with Baroness Gloria Hooper, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, and the British parliamentary delegation, the Vice-Chairman L.Enkh-Amgalan has noted the importance of furthering the trade and economic relations between the two countries. He has noted, moreover, the reciprocal visits are not only contributing to the strengthening the bilateral parliamentary ties but also providing opportunities to foster friendship and exchange experiences between the parliament members of the two legislative institutes.

Baroness G.Hooper, shared the belief that the visit of the British parliamentary delegation, headed by the Lord Howard of Lympne, to Mongolia in November 2017 has given an important impetus on enhancement of the parliamentary relations. She has also stated that the British parliament will support and cooperate initiatives expressed by the Mongolian parliament.

Extracted from the SGH website

 

ON ARRIVAL VISA INFORMATION

ON ARRIVAL VISA INFORMATION

On arrival visa may only be issued if you are coming from countries where there is no Mongolian diplomatic mission. To get on arrival visa, you should have an inviter (private person or entity) to apply for your visa approval 14 days prior to the expected arrival in Mongolia.

  • For official “A” category on-arrival visa,

The inviting person/ entity should apply for your visa approval at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia (www.consul.mn)

  • For all other categories /including business trip and tourism/ of on-arrival visa,

The inviting person/ entity should apply for your visa approval at the Immigration Agency of Mongolia (www.immigration.gov.mn)

The following documents shall be provided by the inviting person/entity:

  • Official letter/request by the inviter (information on the intended itinerary and purpose of travel in Mongolia)
  • Copy of the entity’s certificate if the inviter is not
  • Copy of the passport of the traveler /valid period is not less than 6 months/
  • Travel program and copy of flight booking /round trip/
  • Fee 1000 tug for each traveler

Please note that traveler shall pay the visa fee on arrival. 

Ambassadors have exchanged their views on bilateral relations

The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Mongolia to UK, H.E. Mr.S.Bayar has met with H.E. Mr. Philip Malone, the newly appointed UK Ambassador to Mongolia.

Ambassador S.Bayar has stated that while commemorating the 55th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations, he is looking forward to work together towards the further strengthening of the friendly relations and cooperation of Mongolia and UK.

Ambassador P.Malone has noted that the British-Mongolian relation has many opportunities and possibilities, particularly in the economic and investment sectors, to expand and therefore he will commit his endeavours towards fulfilling these prospects.

Ambassador S.Bayar has attended the All Parliamentary Party Britain-Mongolia group reception

The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Mongolia to UK, H.E. Mr.S.Bayar has attended the annual All Parliamentary Party Britain-Mongolia group reception which has taken place at the Westminster on 21 February 2018. In his remarks, during the reception, the Ambassador S.Bayar has stated that “the 2018 is commemorating the 55th Anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries. The cooperation in the political, economic, defence and education sectors have been strengthened over the years and the ties between the legislative institute of the two countries have been complimenting the relation with its valuable contributions.”

A delegation of the British Group for Inter-Parliamentary Union, consisted of members of both houses of the Westminster, has paid an official visit to Mongolia in November 2017, which had an importance in not only improving the bilateral parliamentary relations but also maintaining the frequency of the high level exchange visits between the two countries.

BBC radio exposes the rise of Mongolian opera

Producer Steven Rajam, and journalist Kate Molleson of BBC Radio-4 presented a special double bill programme named ‘From the Steppe to the Stage’ about remarkable rise of Mongolia’s opera.

In the first episode, the journalist unravels success story of Mongolian opera singer Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, and his childhood memories, home province. In second episode, it explores the development of Mongolian classical art and opera education. The programme concludes that the opera is becoming an important tool for Mongolia’s public diplomacy.

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station dedicated to music, drama, science and history which has over 12 million listeners around the world.

The Embassy expresses its sincere appreciation and wishing all the best for the programme team, and J. Unurmaa, the Cultural Envoy of Mongolia who organized their trip to Mongolia, and colleagues of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet and people who contributed this programme.

 

FOREIGN MINISTERS HAVE EXCHANGED LETTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the 55th anniversary of the diplomatic relations, which will be commemorated in the year of 2018, the Foreign Minister of Mongolia and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom have exchanged reciprocal congratulatory letters in where they have mutually expressed their commitments to further strengthen the bilateral relations and cooperation.

In the letters, the Ministers have not only mentioned their satisfaction on the current state of the friendly ties but also expressed the enhancement opportunities and possibilities in the cooperation in many areas including the trade and economic sectors. The counterparties, moreover, have emphasized on the successful multilateral cooperation the both countries enjoy.

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