As a foreign resident, what is my status in your country?
You would be a temporary resident.
What kinds of visas are available?
Visas include tourist and work visas.
Tourist visas can be obtained, even at the airport upon arrival, for stays of up to 30 days. You are encouraged to check with your closest consulate or Mongolian embassy for further details. Americans do not require visas for the first 30 days.
Acquiring a work visa can be quite complicated, since visas are limited to ensure job opportunities for locals. However, most teachers or transferees arriving with a company have no problem obtaining this kind of visa.
You will also need a resident stamp in your passport and a resident ID card.
What is required to obtain these visas?
An invitation letter from your employer in Mongolia is required. Please check with your closest Mongolian embassy or consulate for detailed information. Any individual requirement varies, depending on where you are coming from.
Are spouses permitted and/or likely to find work?
Yes, if the spouse has a residency stamp or ID card, he/she should be able to find work and get the work permit as well.
What are the main forms of identification and how does a newcomer obtain them?
It's a good idea to have both an ID card and a residency stamp in your passport. The government may charge a small fee for this (about US$5). It is also advised that you carry a business card in both English and Mongolian.
Are there any other important permits I must obtain, or places where I must register right away?
What items should I avoid bringing into the country?
Do not bring firearms, explosives, narcotics and other items that are recognized as illegal in most countries.
Is there anything else I should know about entering and remaining in the country legally?
Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.