Entry and Exit Policies of Mongolia
When you want to travel to Mongolia, it is not difficult to prepare the entry materials. Passport and visa are needed when entering Mongolia except for the visa exempt countries. But the passport is still needed. Just make sure that there is no problems with your passport and visa, and your entry to Mongolia will be successful.
1. Passport Application
Generally speaking, applying for a passport is not difficult in your country. Taking China as an example, a Chinese citizen should prepare his/her resident identification card, household registration, a photo and their copies to apply for a passport. Then fill in an application form of leaving China. Fill in the application form from your actual situation and your application will usually be passed. When you apply for a passport in your country, you can consult the department concerned for the materials needed. Follow the directions and complete your passport application.
Visa Exempt Countries
Citizens of the following countries who are traveling to Mongolia for tourism purposes up to 30 days are temporarily exempt from visa requirements until the end of 2025.
Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, France, Finland, Croatia, Czech, Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania, Monaco, England, Australia and New Zealand.
Some tourists can apply for the tourist visas without visa permission at the international borders.
List of countries to which tourist visas can be issued at the international borders without visa permit
Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, France, Finland, Croatia, Czech, Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania, Monaco, England, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, India and United Arab.
Mongolia has E-visa now, which means you can apply the visa online. E-visa, also known as electronic visa, is very convenient for tourists who wants to travel to Mongolia and apply for the visa.
photo by www.immigration.gov.mn
List of Countries Eligible for Mongolian E-Visa
Followings are the 36 countries that eligible for Mongolian E-Visa:
Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, France, Finland, Croatia, Czech, Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania, Monaco, England, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and China.
The tourists on the e-visa list can apply the visa online and usually they will receive the visa in 48 hours. However, it is possible to be denied your visa applying in Mongolia. So it is recommended that fill your passport information, travel plan, hotel information and your flight when applying for the visa. Filling the complete information will improve the rate of agreement of applying visa. And if you were refused your Mongolian e-visa when applying, the applying fee is not returned.
Visa Applying by Travel Agency
If the e-visa applying is refused, you should wait for a month to apply again. You can ask for a travel agency to apply for the visa for you. Please prepare your passport, photo and resident identification card, and the travel agency will help you for the visa application.
Mongolian Visa Type, Purpose and Duration
Mongolian Visa Type and Purpose
According to the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Nationals, which was newly implemented on June 1, 2021, the number of Mongolian visas has increased to 64, which can be roughly divided into 9 types according to the purpose of entry, such as investment (B), employment (C), student (E), family purpose (F), immigration (G), private purpose (H) and temporary (K). According to different industries, types of schools and applicants' identities, each type of visa can be subdivided into several subcategories.
Mongolian Visa Duration
The duration of the visa varies from 3 days to 365 days, and the times of entry and exit is divided into once, twice and multiple times. After a foreign citizen enters Mongolia, he/she shall go through the relevant registration formalities with the Immigration Agency of Mongolia (here in after referred to as the Immigration Office) by the citizens, commercial entities or organizations that provide accommodation for him/her within 48 hours after his/her arrival in Mongolia.
If your visa expires and you want to continue to stay in Mongolia, you must apply for an extension at the immigration office. Ways to apply for visa extension: the applicant must submit a written application for visa extension to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and Immigration Office 5 working days before the visa expires, and the department concerned will deal with your visa extension application in light of your actual situation. Foreign citizens who come to Mongolia temporarily need to get their visas renewed every 90 days. If the visa fails to be extended upon expiration, the citizen will be punished by the Immigration Office according to law. Penalties include fines, leaving the country within a time limit, deportation and restricting to come to Mongolia again.
Every passenger must fill in the Entry Declaration Form when entering Mongolia, and keep it for inspection when leaving the country.
According to the relevant regulations, each passenger can carry the following items duty-free:
Cigarette: a carton of cigarettes (200 pieces of cigarettes and 250 grams of tobacco)
Wine: 1 liter of white liquor(as opposed to wine), 2 liters of red wine and 3 liters of beer.
When carrying 5.58-22.28 million Tugrik or equivalent currency cash into or out of Mongolia, you must truthfully declare to Mongolian Customs. When leaving Mongolia in excess of 22.28 million Tugrik or equivalent currency, a certificate of the source of funds provided by the Mongolian financial department and uniformly printed by the Central Bank of Mongolia shall be issued.
In addition to the general prohibition of carrying articles, when entering or leaving Mongolia, special attention should be paid to not carrying minerals, maps printed with Mongolian geological data, mobile media and computers for storing Mongolian geological maps and geological data, so as to avoid unnecessary troubles. If you buy antiques, fossils and other items, you must go through the export formalities at the relevant Mongolian departments. Some shops with special permission can also apply for export certificates for the cultural relics they sell.