Getting an extension of stay
Apr 02 2015
Since 2014 travellers don't need visa to come to Mongolia. But those who want to stay in Mongolia between 30 and 60 days must ask the immigration office for an extension of stay. This is the procedure near the immigration office. So you're adviced to ask the extension stay within the first days following your arrival, even if we noticed that the immigration office is getting less and less strict towards latecomers and if you should not have problems to get your extension even if you ask it too late. How to go to the immigration office? You can go there personally or someone can go there for you. The immigration office is about 1 kilometre before Ulan Bator international airport. Count on about 20.000 MNT to go there by taxi (and the same amount to come back), or take the bus number 22 at Ard Kino stop or on Peace Avenue outside the post office. The immigration office is open from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17. Which documents do I need? To get the stay extension, you must provide:
- a hand-written letter, in English or Mongolian, explaining why you want to extend your stay in Mongolia. Thisis not so difficult, and you can give hackneyed explanations such as "I'd like to spend more time among nomads to discover their life style", or "I'd like to go in one place and I need x days";
- one ID photo;
- your passport;
- money to pay the extension (only tugruks).
- 27.000 MNT (about 13 euros) for an extension of one week. Please note that it's not possible to extend for a time shorter than 7 days;
- 3.500 MNT per day from the 8th day.