Visitors to Mongolia must obtain a visa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries. Nationals of certain countries may obtain a visa on arrival or an e-Visa online, while others must obtain a visa from a Mongolian diplomatic mission.
Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.
Visitors from any country planning to stay in Mongolia for more than 30 days must register with the Mongolia Immigration Agency in Ulaanbaatar within the first seven days of arrival. Visitors who fail to register and who stay longer than 30 days, even for reasons beyond their control, will be stopped at departure, temporarily denied exit, and fined. Until 1997, individual tourists wishing to visit Mongolia needed a letter of invitation from either a Mongolian citizen or a foreign resident before being granted a visa. Since then the visa regime has been greatly liberalised with a resultant increase in tourism.
Mongolia previously had a temporary unilateral visa waiver for the citizens of 42 countries in place between June 2014 and December 2015.
Mongolia grants visa-free access to citizens of 61 countries and territories.
1 — Temporary visa-free policy available until 31 December 2024.
3 — Temporary visa-free policy available until 31 December 2025 (except Germany).
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This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (July 2017)
Visa-waiver agreements were signed with Paraguay on 26 September 2019 and with Ukraine on 8 November 2019, however they are yet to be ratified.
Visa exemption applies only to holders of diplomatic passports of Czech Republic, Estonia (biometric passports only), France, Italy, United Kingdom and holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Peru, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkmenistan, and Vietnam.
Nationals of China holding passports for public affairs do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 30 days.
The holders of United Nations Laissez-Passer (UNLP) and the officials of the UN Specialized Agencies travelling to Mongolia for the purposes of business and residency are exempt from visa requirements for 30 days.
Nationals of the following 36 countries do not need a local sponsor or approval prior to arrival and can apply for a visa valid for 30 days independently at a border crossing:
The following 98 countries and territories may obtain an e-Visa online:
E-Visas have been available since 1 October 2021, and the number of eligible countries increased from 36 to 98 in February 2023.
E-Visa applications will be processed in 3 working days.
|Visa type||Duration of stay||Visa validity||Number of entry||Visa fee|
|Tourism (K2)||30 days||150 days||Single||51.50 USD|
|Sports or cultural events (K4)||30 days||150 days||Single||51.50 USD|
|Transit (K6)||10 days||150 days||Single||25.75 USD|
Holders of confirmation of a pre-arranged visa can obtain a single entry visa on arrival at Chinggis Khaan International Airport, provided they are in possession of a completed visa application form and a passport photo, are arriving from a country without diplomatic representation of Mongolia, and have a sponsor in Mongolia who submits request to the Mongolian Immigration Authority.
Most visitors arriving to Mongolia on short term basis for tourism were from the following countries of nationality:[needs update]
|Source: Ulaanbaatar Tourism Department|
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