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Mongolia Visa

Mongolia Visa

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Do I Need a Mongolia Visa? 
Mongolia Visa Letter of Invitation 
How to Get a Mongolia Visa
Travelling from Mongolia

Overstaying Your Mongolia Visa

Mongolia, home to the Gobi Desert, traditional Ger tents and eagle hunters. But how do you get to Mongolia?

Depending on your passport, you’re probably going to need a Mongolia visa. 

Do I Need a Mongolia Visa? 

Whether you need a Mongolia visa or not depends on your passport.

If you hold any of the below passports then its great news - you don't need a Mongolia visa and you will be able to travel to Mongolia visa-free.

  • Belarus
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Macao
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Cuba
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Russia
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong

All other countries will require a visa for Mongolia.

However, not every country has an embassy or diplomatic representation.

For those countries, you will need to contact us and we will be able to obtain a letter of invitation for you. 

Mongolia Visa Letter of Invitation 

Koryo Tours Mongolia Visa Letter of Invitation 

In Ulaanbaator we will need a scanned colour copy of your passport, a passport-style photo and a copy of your flight ticket. Along with our partner’s official letter and a tour itinerary, we will then obtain your invite from the Mongolian Emigration offices. 

Once you have this document you will then be able to obtain your visa upon arrival.

The countries that have no consulate at the current time are

  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Spain

However, there is an exception to the rule.

if you are from one of these countries and are resident in another with an embassy or consulate then you would have to apply for your Mongolia visa from here.

How to Get a Mongolia Visa

If you are in a country with Mongolian representation and need a Mongolia visa, the process is actually quite simple.

You will need to fill out an application form and submit that along with your passport, 2 passport-style photos are asked for (in most cases they end up returning one).

Some embassies will ask for a copy of your tour itinerary or a letter from us your tour providers. The process can then take from 3 working days to 5.

Travelling from Mongolia 

Mongolia is a landlocked country and at the heart of the Trans Mongolian railway.

It’s a great country to travel to whilst on a bigger journey. If you are travelling onward from Mongolia, prepare before your arrival and obtain the visas from home.

There is both a Chinese embassy and a Russian embassy in Ulaanbaator.  

Mongolia - Russia

The embassy will not issue a Russian visa without the traveller having a residence permit for Mongolia.

At best you may if you’re lucky to obtain a transit visa but these can be problematic and you may still be refused.

Mongolia - China

Some passengers far a little better here although there is a lot of paperwork needed and without a residency in Mongolia, only shorter single entry visas may be granted. 

Overstaying your Mongolia Visa

Once you've obtained your Mongolia visa, you'll want to start planning what to get up to in Mongolia. It is vast, and the 18th largest country in the world. 

If you’re not one of the people that tick Mongolia of their country list after just 2 days and you really want to see the country, overstaying can be quite easy especially on a 30-day tourist visa.

Check first, but if you need longer or you know you’ve made a mistake do not worry. You’ll need your photos, passport hotel information and around 70 USD.

Then take them to the immigration department located near to the airport in Ulaanbaator. It will take around two days and the process is quite painless. 

If you do overstay without permission, then this can be more troublesome by the amount of paperwork and red tape needed to cover on exit.

It’s not uncommon for people to miss flights.

The fines are small and you’ll be allowed to travel back again but stress levels will be high.

Mongolia regularly changes is visa rules and regulations although this was correct at the time of writing it may well change and we would recommend to contact us for information on your individual case.

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Rich Beal

Rich Beal is our International Tours Manager.

Rich is one of our most experienced tour leaders. He has led tours worldwide since 2004, specialising in Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the surrounding area. Currently living in Mongolia, he leads multiple specialised trips annually and has over 20 years of experience running and designing tours of the region. 

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