You will need a tourist Visa to visit Mongolia. This will allow you to stay in the country for up to thirty days. All you have to do, is to print out the following application form (pdf), fill in your personal details and send it to the Mongolian embassy nearest to you (for phone numbers see the end of this page). There is a fee of about 35 EUR and it takes 7-10 days to get processed, you can however make use of the express service which only takes 2-3 days, but costs 60 EUR.
Your letter must contain:
- the application form
- your passport (valid for at least 6 months)
- a passport photograph
- the fee
- a self-addressed stamped envelope (so they can return your passport)
At the airport you will have to go through customs and fill out an entry form.
If you have already booked a hotel you can enter that address. The authorities don't usually check the details on the form you filled out. When leaving Mongolia you will be asked to pay an airport fee of 12,500 Tugrik (about 12.50 EUR) per person. Please leave enough money at the end of your trip.
If you are staying in Mongolia for more than 7 days, you will have to go the office of the aliens department in Ulaanbaatar where you will need:
- a photo
- 5 US$
The aliens' office is behind the central post office, beside the MobiCom building. Actually, you are supposed to go there again when you leave Mongolia, but you usually get both entry and exit confirmation in one go.
Mongolia is slowly waking up to tourism and the industry is being officially promoted. According to our sources it is now possible to apply for a visa directly at the airport (for 50 US$). It is, however, highly advisable to check this with the authorities before you go.
Australia: Honorary Consul of Mongolia, Sydney, phone/fax +61-2-99661922, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Belgium: Ambassade de Mongolie, Bruxelles, phone +32-2-3446974, fax -3443215, email Embassy.email@example.com
Canada: Consulate general of Mongolia, Toronto, phone +416-921-7250, fax -960-1498, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Denmark: Honorary Consul of Mongolia, Kobenhavn, fax +45-33120373
France: Ambassade de Mongolie, Boulogne-Billancourt, phone +33-1-46052318, fax -46053016, email 106513.2672@Compuserve.com
Italy: Honorary Consul of Mongolia, Trieste, phone +39-40-575422, fax -575431, email email@example.com
Japan: Embassy of Mongolia, Tokyo, phone +81-33-469-2088, fax -469-2216,
Netherlands: Honorary Consul of Mongolia, Mr. J. G. Brummeihuis, Amsterdam, fax +31-20-6449638
Poland: Ambasada Mongolii, Warszawa, phone/fax +48-22-8499391, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweden: Honorary Consul of Mongolia, Gothenburg, fax +46-31-160770
United Kingdom: Mongolian Embassy, London, phone +44-171-9370150, fax -9371117, email email@example.com
United States: Embassy of Mongolia, Washington, phone +1-202-3337117 o. -2987137, fax -2989227, email firstname.lastname@example.org