Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar, March 11, 2020
Event: Suspension of nonimmigrant and immigrant visa services due to local COVID-19-related preventative measures and limited staffing.
As of March 12, the United States Embassy in Mongolia/ Ulaanbaatar is cancelling routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. The MRV fee is valid and may be used for a visa application in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at this page to request an emergency appointment.
On March 11, 2020, the Department of State allowed for the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees and ordered the departure of their family members under 21 years of age due to travel, transport, and other restrictions related to Mongolia’s response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 (the “novel coronavirus,” also known as the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2).
Due to reduced staffing brought about by the Department of State’s decision, the Consular Section of U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar will offer only emergency nonimmigrant visa services and American Citizen Services.
For more information regarding the COVID-19 situation in Mongolia and preventative measures imposed by the Mongolian government please visit the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia’s COVID-19 Information page and review the current Travel Advisory.