Changes to the immigration and visa regulations

Mongolia • No. 03/2021 • August 2021

On July 7, 2021, the Government of Mongolia approved the “Mongolian Visa Regulation”, which sets out categories of visas. This regulation has become effective from 16 August 2021.

On December 31, 2020, the Law on Amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens (“the Amendments”) was promulgated by the State Great Hural (Parliament) and came into force on June 1, 2021. The Amendments announced significant changes, one of which was the introduction of a visa type approved by the Government as opposed to being stipulated in the law by the Parliament.

This Tax and Legal Alert provides information about the Amendments and the significant changes to the Mongolian Visa Regulation.

Highlights of the Amendment include:

  • Visa types are approved by the Government and are no longer set out by the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens;
  • Foreigners can apply for visas online ( Such online application is also possible for Mongolian citizens or business entities inviting foreigners ( For instance, a citizen or business entity that provides accommodation to foreign nationals shall register them within 48 hours and the registration can be done electronically;
  • Entering Mongolia may not be permitted if a person has an infectious disease that may endanger public health or shows any possible symptoms of such disease, or if the purpose of visiting Mongolia is unclear, or the visa does not meet travel purposes;
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