Effective January 5, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC requires a negative COVID-19 test result taken within two days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days for all travelers, age two years and older, to the United States on flights originating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including the Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of Hong Kong and Macau. This requirement also applies to passengers who have been in China, Hong Kong, or Macau in the past 10 days and are traveling to the United States from one of the following airports: Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea; Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Canada; and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Canada. CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. Visit the CDC website for additional information.


U.S. EMBASSY ULAANBAATAR IS NOT ACCEPTING CASES FROM OTHER CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES DUE TO LOCAL PROCESSING BACKLOGS. IT IS UNKNOWN WHEN POST WILL RESUME ACCEPTANCE OF OUT-OF-DISTRICT CASES.

HOWEVER, IF YOU RESIDE AND ARE PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN MONGOLIA, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ULAANBAATARIV@STATE.GOV. EMBASSY ULAANBAATAR WILL REVIEW YOUR REQUEST AND RESPOND VIA EMAIL AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.


Beginning December 20, 2021, nonimmigrant visa applicants who wish to renew their visas may be eligible to apply for a U.S. visa without appearing at the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia for an interview. To qualify, applicants must meet the requirements described here: https://ustraveldocs.com/mn/mn-niv-visarenew.asp.


Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country. Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.


All nonimmigrant visa application fee (also known as the MRV fee) payments made on or after October 1, 2022, are valid for 365 days from the date a receipt is issued for payment of the MRV fee. Applicants must schedule an interview appointment or submit an interview waiver application during this 365-day period. Please note applicants must only schedule their interview or submit their waiver application within the 365-day period. There is no requirement the interview must occur during the 365-day period. All receipts for payment of MRV fees issued before October 1, 2022, were extended until September 30, 2023, and remain valid until this date.


The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit of the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar is offering visa services to students (F-1/M-1), exchange visitors (J-1), and petition-based work visa categories. In anticipation of a resumption of routine visa services, the Consular Section has made available interview appointment slots for tourist visas (B1/B2) starting from January 2022, and expects to open additional appointment slots as resources permit. Visa applicants with a confirmed appointment time are free to reschedule for an earlier appointment slot if one becomes available, although they may only reschedule twice. Visa applicants may visit the following links for information on appointment availability and scheduling of appointments. Please note that appointments may be cancelled and/or rescheduled as the COVID-19 situation changes.

If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow this guidance and request an expedited appointment only if you meet the requirements.


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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Mongolia. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Mongolia.