FOREIGN MINISTER D.TSOGTBAATAR MET WITH JULIAN KNIGHT MP, UK TRADE ENVOY TO MONGOLIA

H.E. Mr. Damdin Tsogtbaatar, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia is visiting the United Kingdom on 10-12 October to participate in the “Illegal Wildlife Trade” international conference organized by the British government. During his visit in the UK, the Minister D.Tsogtbaatar met with Mr. Julian Knight MP, the UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Mongolia.

At the meeting, both sides have expressed opinions on the current state of trade and economic cooperation and exchanged their ideas on how to further improve bilateral relations of Mongolia-UK on future actions in both international and regional affairs.

Minister D.Tsogtbaatar underlined that Mongolia has intentions to expand and develop friendly ties with the UK in all sectors including trade and economic, investment and he has expressed an interest to retain the current European Union’s Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) trade arrangement and facilitation for Mongolian exporting products to the UK market after Brexit.

“MONBRIT–2018” BASKETBALL COMPETITION WAS SUCCESFULLY HELD IN LONDON

MONBRIT–2018 basketball competition among Mongolians in the UK was successfully held on 22 September 2018 in London. Basketball teams including MonBrit, Tod, Manchester Devils, Nottingham Robinhood and Khiimori leaded the competition among 15 other teams. The competition for promoting Mongolians in the UK to unite and collaborate is broadening year by year.

Cultural Envoy Unurmaa Janchiv organizes Mongolian cultural event in London

Mrs. Unurmaa Janchiv, Cultural Envoy of Mongolia, is organizing a cultural event – Sustainable Fashion – for introducing Mongolian artworks and products on 17–23 September 2018 in London. This event is a partner event of the London Design Biennale–2018 which is being held during the dates of 04–23 September in London and showing amazing artworks and Mongolian cashmere and yak wool products as well as fine jewellery and silk prints by Mongolian artisans.

 

H.E. Ambassador Tulga Narkhuu visited to the opening of the cultural event. As well as designer Oyuna, curator of the London Design Biennale–2018 talked about her exciting project on Mongolian cashmere during the opening of the event.

Mongolian designers have successfully participated in the “London Design Biennale”

Designers and curators from many countries have actively participated in the “London Design Biennale–2018” exhibition between 4 to 23 September 2018 in London, UK for presenting their creations while exchanging their experiences with others and ultimately learning the latest international development trends. Among them a cashmere garment producing brand “OYUNA” and the “Sustainable Fibre Alliance” are jointly attending to this event from Mongolia.

 

The “Cashmere Cloud”, one of the main attractions of the exhibition was regarded as a unique presentation that has drawn greater interests from both spectators and international media groups. The display of over 40 kg washed and dehaired cashmere, brought in by the “Sustainable Fibre Alliance”, at the exhibition has given audiences with a notion of how soft and fine the cashmere is before turning into garments with a thorough industrial processes including the spinning and threading. This event has opened a new gate way to Mongolian cashmere industries to be recognised by the international audiences.

Embassy staff

Minister-Counsellor

Mr. GANBOLD Gankhuyag

E-mail_open-icon ganbold@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

 

Counsellor (Trade and Economic Affairs, IMO)

Mr. MUNKHDEMBEREL Lundeejantsan

E-mail_open-icon munkhdemberel@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

 

First Secretary (Political Affairs)

Mr. BATBOLD Maruush

E-mail_open-icon batbold@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

 

Second Secretary (Culture, Education and Consular Affairs)

Mrs. ENKHTUYA Ganzorig

E-mail_open-icon enkhtuya@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

 

Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Kingdom

 

 

HIS EXCELLENCY MR TULGA NARKHUU

Holds diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY

2018  present       Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Kingdom

2017 – 2018           Counsellor, Department for Asia and the Pacific, MFA

2013 – 2017           Ambassador of Mongolia to the United Kingdom (also accredited to Ireland and Iceland)

2012 – 2013           Director, Department of International Organizations, MFA

2012 – 2012           Director, Department for Americas, Africa and Middle East, MFA

2012 – 2012           Counsellor, Department of Policy Planning, MFA

2011 – 2012           Head of Mission, Embassy of Mongolia in Singapore

2009 – 2011           Director, International Security, National Security Council of Mongolia

2008 – 2009           Counsellor, Department for Legal Affairs, MFA

2006 – 2008           Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the UN, NYC

2001 – 2005           Counsellor, Department for Legal and Consular Affairs, MFA

2000 – 2001           Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Mongolia in Washington DC

1998 – 2000           Senior officer, Department for Political Affairs, MER

1995 – 1998           Officer, Asian and African Department, MER

1992 – 1995           Attaché, Embassy of Mongolia in Beijing, PRC

1980 – 1992           Desk Officer, Asian Department, MFA

1987 – 1988           Officer, Policy Planning Department, MFA

EDUCATION

1987                      Moscow State institute of International Relations, Russia

1999                      Monash University, Australia

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date and place of birth: 1964, Ulaanbaatar

CONTACT

e-mail: ambassador@embassyofmongolia.co.uk

FOREIGN TRADE TURNOVER RISES AS OF JULY

In the first seven months of 2018, the foreign trade turnover amounted to 7.4 billion USD, an increase of 26 percent (1.5 billion USD) compared to the same period in 2017. The balance of trade totaled 851 million USD with exports worth 4.1 billion USD and imports valued at nearly 3.3 billion USD. According to data, a monetary value of the exports went up by 16.9 percent while the imports grew by 39.8 percent compared to July 2017. Mineral products, machinery, equipment, automobiles and parts, food products and base metals compose the majority of Mongolia’s import.

MONGOLIAN TOURIST VISAS FROM IRELAND

The Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Dublin wishes to advise all applicants for Tourist visas to Mongolia that it will not be possible to process visa applications from Saturday 18th August 2018 until Monday 27th August inclusive.

All queries should be sent by email to marksherry58@gmail.com.

Mark Sherry, Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Ireland

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. 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.

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