Mongolia Visa Policy

Browse the visa policy of Mongolia to discover if you are eligible to apply for a Mongolian E-visa online.

Visa Policy for Mongolia

The visa policy of Mongolia determines who may enter the country with an approved visa and which visa application method they are able to use.

All present, all foreign citizens need a visa for Mongolia and a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to enter the country. The visa application protocol a foreign passport holder can use depends on their nationality.

Up to 180 nationalities can now apply for a Mongolia visa exclusively online through a simplified electronic application protocol.

This E-visa program allows eligible travelers to receive an approved visa for Mongolia sent by email. It removes the need to wait in long queues to obtain a Mongolia visa on arrival or visit an embassy or consulate in their country of residence in person to submit paper documents.

A Mongolia E-visa is a single entry electronic visa that allows a stay between 30 and 90 days depending on the traveler’s nationality. It is valid for either tourism or business purposes.

Travelers eligible for an E-visa who wish to visit Mongolia for longer consecutive stays or obtain a work visa or student visa must apply for a visa from their nearest Mongolian diplomatic government office. Additionally, roughly 65 nationalities must obtain an approved embassy visa for Mongolia no matter the intended duration of stay or motive for the visit.

There are not currently any Mongolia visa bans in place for any foreign citizen.

More detailed information about the different types of visa for Mongolia can be found below.

Tourist Visa Policy for Mongolia

Mongolian rules and regulations regarding tourist entry state that all foreign nationals currently need a visa to enter Mongolia for tourism. Depending on nationality, this may be either a tourist E-visa obtained online or a visa for tourism issued by a diplomatic government office.

Over 175 nationalities can easily submit an application for a Mongolia tourist visa online. The electronic form can be completed in a matter of minutes. The E-visa program eliminates the need to apply in person at an embassy or consulate or wait in long queues at the border to submit a visa on arrival application.

An approved tourist E-visa for Mongolia permits the holder a stay of between 30 and 90 days in the country depending on their nationality. It is valid for a single entry to the country.

Citizens of an additional 65 countries are not eligible for an E-visa for tourism and must apply for a tourist visa from a Mongolian embassy or consulate. You should begin the embassy tourist visa application well in advance of your intended arrival date in Mongolia to allow for sufficient time for processing and approval.

Find more information about the different tourist visa options for Mongolia below.

EVISA

The Mongolia immigration policy identifies roughly 180 nationalities who can now apply for a Mongolian E-visa, an electronic visitor’s visa introduced in 2017. It is available through a simplified online application protocol.

The electronic visa for Mongolia permits the holder a single entry to the country for tourism or business activities. It allows a stay of either 30 or 90 days depending on the applicant’s nationality.

To obtain an E-visa for Mongolia, eligible citizens can complete a simple online application in a matter of minutes with basic personal, passport, and travel information. They can then upload the necessary supporting documents in digital format and pay the online visa fee using a credit or debit card to submit the form.

A Mongolia online visa is usually quickly processed, within 3-5 business days. Nevertheless, applicants are advised to submit their application at least 14 days in advance of their expected arrival date to allow for sufficient processing time in the rare case of delays.

Once approved, an approved Mongolia E-visa is sent to the applicant by email. They can then print a copy to present alongside their passport on arrival at a border checkpoint in the country.

Find a full list of nationalities eligible for an online visa for Mongolia below.

EVISA: Country list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Mongolian immigration requirements identify approximately 65 nationalities who need a visa for Mongolia obtained from an embassy or consulate in advance of travel. This is a mandatory requirement for these citizens regardless of the amount of time they wish to spend in the country or the purpose of the visit.

A Mongolian embassy visa may be issued for a variety of travel purposes, as either a tourist visa, business visa, work visa, student visa, transit visa, or another visa type, depending on the needs of the applicant. It may be granted for a range of periods of permitted stay and validity and as either a single or multiple entry document.

To apply for an embassy visa for Mongolia, it is first necessary to make an appointment at the nearest Mongolian diplomatic government office. You will then need to complete a visa application form to bring to the confirmed consular interview alongside a range of supporting documents depending on the type of visa required.

You should begin the application protocol well in advance of your intended date of arrival, as it may take several weeks for an embassy visa to be correctly processed and approved.

Discover a comprehensive list of nationalities that require an embassy travel visa for Mongolia below.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Bermuda
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Curacao
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • San Marino
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Wallis and Futuna

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