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.


On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” This proclamation, which took effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, 2021, ended the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations (P.P.) 9984, 9992, 10143, and 10199 as they relate to the suspension of entry into the United States of persons physically present in Brazil, China, India, Iran, Ireland, the Schengen Area, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In place of these restrictions, the President announced a global vaccination requirement for all adult foreign national travelers. More information about this global vaccination requirement, including details on exceptions and waivers due to humanitarian concerns, is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requires all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within one day of departure. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements. For more information on waivers to the testing requirement please click here. Additionally, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment by at least 14 days.


The U.S. Mission to Mongolia understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible. In the meantime, rest assured that the U.S. Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.  Please continue to monitor this site for information on when we will return to routine visa operations.


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 (J1), 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. 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.