Visa Extensions in UB (Ulaanbaatar), Mongolia
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Aug 26, 2010 5:01 PM Last Post By: everbrite
May 17, 2010 6:46 PM
The directions to the Immigration Department in previous posts (south of the Bayangol Hotel) are wrong. The office has moved. It's now conveniently located 15km out of the centre, near to the airport about 1km along the road towards UB. It's got a huge 'Mongolia Immigration' sign on top of it. It's open 9-1 and 2-5. The staff cafeteria serves tasty food.
There's an information point with an English-speaking staff member. It seems much more organised than the previous place sounded. You take a ticket from the machine by the door and wait til your number pops up on one of the screens above the row of clerks.
As a UK citizen, it was not possible to extend the visa for 90 days, only for 60. It cost USD61 + MNT5000, payable to the bank in the same building. The credit card network wasn't working when I visited so I had to walk across the fields to the airport terminal which has several ATMs.
In terms of documentation, I had to fill in the application form, write a letter explaining the reason for my extension request, supply a 3x4 passport photo and answer a couple of questions about my plans. The extension was stamped into my passport and issued on the spot. I did this on my 3rd day in Mongolia, but can't confirm the previous reports that it should be done within 7 days of arrival.
Apparently the number 22 bus goes there and back from UB, though I hitched so can't speak from experience.
Hope that helps someone. I can't speak for any other nationalities regarding availability/length of extension and cost.
May 18, 2010 2:16 AM
May 19, 2010 9:07 PM
Jun 5, 2010 2:17 AM
3Haha, a day too late :(.
I tried to find it from directions in the LP book, but obviously wasn't there anymore. Then went by maps.google.com and it said it was at the north end of town north of the US Embassy, but that wasn't the right building either. Then got directions in mongol, and figured out it was back near the airport. (it's within 7 days of arrival for Americans, but from what I've read it seems like we're the exception -- usually a longer period)
Typical that it's not in the airport on arrival for those who know they're staying >30 days, or down town either.
I mean why wouldn't you put a service for foreigners 15km from town?
(but thx for the bus info, that'll probably help the next LP user)
Jun 6, 2010 5:15 AM
Jun 6, 2010 4:10 PM
Hi djpeanut ,
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Aug 24, 2010 4:21 AM
Aug 24, 2010 5:14 PM
7filip_v - I am not sure if getting an extension is even possible. You can only apply for the extension except within 7 days of arrival in the country. Does that apply to you?
I am curious as to what options you have? If you don't spend the 60 USD and you can't get the extension and you can't get the Russian visa, then what choice do you have?
Aug 26, 2010 5:15 AM
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