Additional Resources for U.S. Citizens

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Each year, hundreds of U.S. citizens travel to Mongolia for tourism, to visit family, and for other reasons. The Consular section wants your travel to Mongolia to be safe and practical. The information in this section will help ensure you have a successful trip to or through Mongolia.

For comprehensive information about traveling to Mongolia, please read the country information page. See the Department of State website for Travel Alerts and Warnings. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

For information about Mongolian visas, Mongolian immigration information, or Mongolian registration requirements, please visit the website the Mongolia Immigration Agency.  Please be advised the US Embassy cannot assist you with visa applications or intercede on your behalf should you have a problem with a Mongolian visa.

You do not need a visa if visiting for fewer than 90 days, but your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your date of arrival.  For stays for more than 30 days, register with Mongolian Immigration within seven days of arrival. Failure to register will result in a fine of $100-$300 – even if you extend your stay due to circumstances beyond your control.

If you plan to work, study, or reside in Mongolia for more than 90 days, apply for a visa at the Mongolian Embassy in Washington, DC.

Emergency numbers in Mongolia are as follows:

  • Contagious disease ambulance 100
  • Fire Station 101
  • Police /Traffic police 102
  • Ambulance 103
  • National Emergency Management Agency 105
  • Railway schedule inquiry 21-24109
  • International railway ticketing office 21 24133
  • Domestic railway ticketing office 21 24137
  • Chinggis Khaan International airport 1900-1980
  • Capital city public transportation 326352
  • Distant auto transport station 1900-1234
  • Telecom Mongolia Telephone inquiry 1900-1109

In 2019 the Mongolian Immigration Agency published Regulations Concerning Foreign Nationals and the Cultural Taboos of the Mongolian People, a booklet that aims to help foreigners navigate a wide range of legal requirements from real estate and business to the criminal code.  The English translation linked below was financed with the help of the Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.  The U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in the booklet but American citizens visiting or who are considering visiting Mongolia may find the guide useful.

Regulations Concerning Foreign Nationals and the Cultural Taboos of the Mongolian People