Passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals.
Foreign nationals of the following countries/territories can enter Mongolia visa-free:
• up to 90 days – Kazakhstan, Laos, Macau and USA;
• up to 30 days – Cuba, Israel, Malaysia and Thailand, plus holders of diplomatic passports of North Korea or South Korea;
• up to 21 days – Philippines;
• up to 14 days – Hong Kong and Singapore.
For other foreign nationals, the process for obtaining a 30 day visa is relatively painless, requiring a simple form and a small fee at your local Mongolian consulate or Consular Section at the embassy. Longer visas are available, but require an invitation letter from a Mongolian company. These can sometimes be arranged through tour companies. Also, it is possible to acquire an expedited visa in a matter of hours at the Mongolian consulate in Erlian, though there is a steep $50 fee for this service. A similar service is available in the Mongolian consulate in the Russian city of Irkutsk. Indian nationals are required to apply for a visa, although the visa fee is waived.
The following document are required to obtain Mongolian visa:
• valid passport;
• one passport sized photo;
• application form;
• either an invitation of the receiving entity (state, government, non-governmental organisation, business entity) or an official request of the sending country and the organisation.
Application should be made at your local Mongolian consulate or Consular Section at the embassy. If travelling on an organised tour, visas can be obtained through tourism companies or travel agencies. A group visa in the name of the tour leader is valid for all tourists on the list attached, provided relevant details (nationality, sex, date of birth, passport numbers, and dates of issue and expiry) are given at the time of application.
If there is no Mongolia embassy in your country, one month visas can be obtained on the spot once you arrive at the airport or railway station. There will also be a visa fee of $53.
Two to five working days.