VISA INFORMATION

GENERAL VISA INFORMATION
2017/09/21

Foreign nationals who wish to enter or stay in Mongolia must obtain visas of appropriate classification corresponding to the purpose of their visit. Nationals of those countries which have visa exemption agreements with Mongolia are exempted from visa requirements to the extent allowed by such agreements on reciprocal basis. For more information, please see “LIST OF VISA FREE COUNTRIES


In order to apply for a visa, you must submit your visa application at an Embassy of Mongolia


To apply for a visa, please come in person to the Embassy in Sofia on working day (Except Mongolian National Holidays) at 09:30 - 12:30. 


Visa processing normally takes 3-5 business days upon submission or receipt of an application accompanied by all necessary documentation. 


Our Embassy will issue only 30-day visa. If necessary, other visas to be issued only by the Invitation letter from the host in Mongolia and Permission letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia or Immigration Agency of Mongolia.


Tourists who are coming from countries or regions where there is no Mongolian diplomatic presence or honorary consuls who don’t issue visas are eligible to obtain on-arrival visas at the airport in Ulaanbaatar or border points.


You can find most useful information about visa processing here: https://sofia.mfa.gov.mn/


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING A MONGOLIAN VISA


1. Tourist visa


- Completed Visa Application form

- Passport in original (must be valid for a minimum of six months before your intended travel to Mongolia)

- 3.5x4.5cm photo (the size of the photo is mandatory)

- A copy of hotel booking or accommodation information in Mongolia

- A copy of flight/train tickets

- Proof of sufficient funds, i.e. bank statements for the recent six months (if necessary)

- The visa fee is to be paid upon submission of application. The fee is non-refundable.


Transit visas can also be applied at Mongolian borders if the applicant has an onward flight/train ticket or obtained a visa of the country he or she plans to visit after Mongolia. (Transit visa allows for a stay up to 10 days in Mongolia)


2. Other types of visa (Business, employment, student etc)


- Completed application form

- Passport in original (must be valid for a minimum of six months before your intended travel to Mongolia)

- 3.5x4.5cm photo (the size of the photo is mandatory)

- Approval* by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Applies only to visitors travelling for business or non-governmental organization purposes)

- Approval* by the Immigration Agency (Applies to all other types of visa, including employment, student)

- The visa fee is to be paid upon submission of application. The fee is non-refundable.


* Approval must be applied by a person/entity that is inviting you to Mongolia prior to your expected arrival and you may apply for your visa only after the approval is issued and notified to the relevant diplomatic mission where you will submit your visa application. 

Important notice: Visitors coming to Mongolia for a purpose other than tourism are advised to contact the appropriate Mongolian diplomatic mission for more information.


3. Official/Diplomatic visa


- Completed application form

- Passport in original (must be valid for a minimum of six months before your intended travel to Mongolia)

- 3.5x4.5cm photo (the size of the photo is mandatory)

- Official request by the sending authority or Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Foreign diplomatic missions

- Visa fee may be waived depending on the purpose of the visit


ON ARRIVAL VISA INFORMATION


1. Tourists who are coming from European countries where there is no Mongolian diplomatic presence are eligible to obtain on-arrival visa at the airport in Ulaanbaatar or Mongolian border points.


2. Transit visa can also be applied at Mongolian borders if the applicant is coming from European countries where there is no Mongolian diplomatic presence and has an onward flight/train ticket or obtained a visa if applicable, of the country he or she plans to visit immediately after Mongolia. (Transit visa allows for a stay up to 10 days in Mongolia)


Important notice: You must contact the relevant diplomatic mission whether your country is among the countries whose nationals are eligible to receive on-arrival visa before your intended travel to Mongolia.


General requirements for visa applications will apply for applicants requesting on-arrival visa.

To avoid longer processing times, travelers are advised to complete the application form prior to their arrival in Mongolia. Visa fee shall be paid on arrival.

3. Visitors coming to Mongolia for a purpose other than tourism may only be issued on arrival visa if the following requirements are met:

 

  • Applicant is coming from countries where there is no Mongolian diplomatic mission
  • You must have an inviting person/entity who must apply for your on-arrival visa approval at the Immigration Agency of Mongolia prior to your expected arrival (www.immigration.gov.mn) 
  • Official/government visitors may be issued on-arrival visa if an inviting government/public organization apply for your visa approval at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia (www.consul.mn)

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR DOMESTIC PETS AT MONGOLIAN BORDER 


The following documents are required: 

 

  • Pet Passport 
  • Medical certificate 
  • Vaccination 14 days prior to arrival 
  • No injection within 24 hours prior to arrival 

 

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


REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY ADMISSION OF MOTOR VEHICLES INTO MONGOLIA 


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

 

  1. Vehicle certificate 
  2. Passport of the vehicle owner (notarized authorization letter from the vehicle owner is required if the driver is not the owner of the vehicle) 
  3. Original copy if the vehicle has a Carnet document (CPD is an international customs document) 
  4. Contact details of the host/inviting entity in Mongolia (contact information if the inviter is an individual)
    If the provided documents do not meet the requirements, vehicles are subject to customs clearance and tax deposit according to Mongolian law. 
  5. If the vehicle is approved to enter temporarily into Mongolia by the Customs authority, endorsement sheet, sealed with the custom's inspection seal, will be issued to the traveller or vehicle owner The traveller 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 vehicle temporarily entered into Mongolia is not taken out of the country.

 

VISA PROCESSING FEE: / PAYMENT ONLY FOLLOWING BANKS /


 

  • Single entry visa-70 USD per person. 40USD for child (0-12 years);    
  • Double entry visa-120 USD;         
  • Multiple entry visa with validity term of 6 months -170 USD;    
  • Multiple entry visa with validity term of one year-230 USD;    
  • Transit visa- 60 USD /single/, 110 USD /double/

 

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Name of bank:      UniCredit Bulbank

Address:               7, Sveta Nedelya Sq., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Account name:     Embassy of Mongolia 

Account number:  IBAN: BG46 UNCR 7630 1003 8942 19

       BIC(SWIFT) CODE: UNCRBGSF

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PS: Please note that you should be in charge of the all Bank transfer fees. Bulgarian bank fee is 7 euros.

It's better to transmit the money from Bank's office not via Internet banking because this way you may arrange that you will be in charge of all Bank charges.

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TYPES OF MONGOLIAN VISA

Depending on purpose of a visit, following types of visas are issued:

1. Diplomatic visa (D) for a foreign national holding a diplomatic passport, or UN staff or senior official holding red laissez-passer;

2. Official visa (A) for:

 

  • foreign national holding an official passport, UN or its specialized agency’s staff and senior official holding blue laissez-passer who is to visit on official business, or those holding ordinary passports who are to visit under the auspices of international organizations and family members of these people;
  • foreign national holding either an official or ordinary passport who is to visit at the invitation of governmental or municipal organizations or political parties having seats in the Parliament;
  • foreign national holding either an official or ordinary passport who is to work in the country under an intergovernmental agreement scheme;
  • A journalist of a foreign government or international media organization holding either an official or ordinary passport;

 

3. Investor visa (T) for a foreign investor or senior official who is to work at the management level of a foreign invested entity, its' branch or representative office;

4. (O) visa for a foreign national who is to visit under the auspices of non-governmental organizations or international humanitarian organizations;

5. Business visa (B) for a foreign national who is to visit for business purpose;

6. Student visa (S) for a foreign national who is to study, to pursue higher education or to exercise vocational training, scientific research and study;

7. Tourist visa (J) for a foreign national who is to visit as a tourist irrespective of his/her passport type;

8. Employment visa (HG) for a foreign national who is to work under employment contract scheme irrespective of his/her passport type;

9. (SH) visa for a foreign national who is to visit or to stay in the country under the auspices of religious organization;

10. (TS) visa for an emigrant who holds migrant permission;

11. (H) visa for a foreign national whose family member is already residing in the country for a private purpose or who is to visit for private purpose.


Designation, validity term, duration of stay, and number of entries of visa is all different depending on types of a visa.


Based on an intended use of a visa or in other word, designation, there are “entry”, “exit-entry” and “transit” visas. In general, everyone travelling less than 90 days is considered as a temporary visitor whereas those staying more than 90 days for either private or official purpose are considered as foreign residents. Private purposes include study, employment, investment, family-related stay, and other private businesses. Foreign diplomats, UN staffs, those of intergovernmental organizations and media people who are coming to work in their respective organizations in Mongolia more than 90 days and their family members are considered foreign residents for official purposes. An Entry visa is issued for temporary visitors, residents for official and private purpose; exit-entry visa is for resident for official and private purpose those leaving Mongolia temporary with the intent to return; and transit visa is for those transiting through the territory of Mongolia.


Validity term of a visa, the length of time you are permitted to travel to Mongolia from the visa-issued date ranges between 90 days to one year depending on a number of entries of visa and so does duration or length of stay. Visa may be issued with single, double and multiple entries based on purpose of a visit and applicant’s choice. Duration of stay for entry visa with either single or double entries is up to 90 days, for entry visa with multiple entries for temporary visitors is 30 days and transit visa with single or double entries is 10 days. For instance, entry visa for temporary visitors is valid for 90 days with 30 day duration of stay.


Should you have any further question or clarification, please contact us at +359-02 866 59 29 or by e-mail at mongemb@gmail.com.


Important notice: A foreign national staying more than 30 days in Mongolia must register with the Immigration Agency of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar or its local branches within 7 business days after arriving in Mongolia. For more information, please visit www.immigration.gov.mn



CONTACTS

PHONE

Information desk:    +359 2 865 90 12 

 +359 886 50 12 23 

Consular section: +359 2 866 59 29

 +359 886 76 48 75

Fax:  +359 2 963 07 45

E-mail:  mongemb@gmail.com

Web-site:  www.sofia.mfa.gov.mn

Facebook:  Embassy of Mongolia in Bulgaria (@mongembsofia)


WORKING HOURS (CONSULAR SECTION)


Monday to Friday 09.30 -12.30 


 

For consular services and visas, please contact us first by calling 02 866 59 29, 0886 76 48 75 for a meeting


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS OF MONGOLIA


1 January  New Year’s Day 
 05-07 February 2019  Tsagaan sar /Lunar New Year/
 8 March  International Women’s Day
 1 June  Children’s Day
 11-15 July  National Holiday-Naadam Festival
 08 November 2018  Chingis Khan’s birthday
 26 November  Republic Day
 29 December  National Independence Day


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