Passports

Mongolia requires that American Citizens entering the country must have at least six months validity remaining in their passports. Please plan your travel accordingly by ensuring that your passport has at least six months validity and at least two completely blank “Visa” pages remaining before travelling to Mongolia. Mongolian visa or Entry stamps will not be placed on the “Endorsements” pages.

For more information about Mongolian visas, please go to The State Department website.

When traveling, please remember to carry a photocopy of your passport separately from your passport. In the event of loss or theft, the copy will help facilitate issuance of a replacement passport.

The consular section issues full and limited validity U.S passports. Since December 31, 2015, extra visa pages can no longer be added to U.S. passports. 

All passport applications require appointments, with the exception of emergency passport applications. See special requirements for children below.

All non-emergency routine services are by appointment only on Tuesdays from 01:00 pm. to 3:00 pm., except U.S. and Mongolian holidays. To make an appointment please visit the U.S. Citizens Services Appointment System. For emergency services, please contact us directly by phone or email.

Allow two weeks for processing new U.S passports. Passports must be collected at the consular section by the applicant. An appointment is not necessary to pick up your passport.

For more information about U.S passport services, please visit U.S. Department of State website. Please be advised that some procedures for passport application abroad may vary according to the country in which the passport application is made.

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to
their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must
be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the
option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance
by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the
following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and
to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):

  • Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a
    time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or
    guardian if the applicant is a minor).
  • Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor
    applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in
    person.
  • The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted,
    and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of
    the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.
  • It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice
    prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients
    prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the
    appointment interview with minimal assistance.
  • Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the
    appointment interview and before the consular officer.
  • Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not
    answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may
    they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or
    interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s
    questions.
  • To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek
    clarification from the consular officer directly.
  • The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s)
    for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and
    applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between
    the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that
    communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the
    attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an
    interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter,
    or to the manner or substance of any translation.
  • No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular
    officer’s question.
  • Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground
    (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or
    adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question.
    Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to
    conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her
    responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
  • During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or
    inquire about other applications.
  • Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment
    interviews.
  • Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the
    appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt
    to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any
    conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its
    personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State
    and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.
    Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise
    materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will
    result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the
    appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the
    applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee
    present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment
    interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as
    of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.