Amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens – Immigration
Mongolia: Amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens
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Amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens
On December 31, 2020, the plenary session of the State Grand Khural (Parliament) adopted new amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens, and these amendments entered into force on June 1, 2021.
Content of the amendment
|The conditions for single entry and exit visas have been changed||The requirements for a single entry and exit visa, before a foreign citizen enters Mongolia, have been reduced from 90 days to 150 days.|
|E-Visa||Foreign citizens wishing to travel to Mongolia can apply for an electronic visa at https://evisa.mn/. The relationship related to the issuance of electronic visas is governed by the Procedure for Determining the Mongolian Visa Category and Service Fee and the issuance of Mongolian visas. The invited persons / citizen and legal person / foreigner can contact https://eimmigration.mn/ for 11 visa-related services.|
|No need to apply for a visa||Foreigners with a Mongolian residence permit no longer need to apply for an entry visa when returning from another country.|
|The classification of visas is determined by the government.||The Government of Mongolia has the right to determine the classification of Mongolian visas, the amount of visa fees and to approve the procedure for issuing Mongolian visas. Certain types of visas are issued to foreign citizens for the purpose of crossing the border. Day visas can be issued at the border for the purpose of promoting tourism and this type of visa only applies to border tourists.|
|Creation of the visa application center.||The Visa Application Center will receive the visa application and forward it to the visa issuing authority accurately and promptly by a legal entity approved at international or local level to conduct such activities in that country.|
|Creation of a unified database for visa and registration information.||Mongolia will have a unified visa, registration and information database for foreign citizens, which will include the following information:
The information in this database can be compiled and developed electronically, and this information can be exchanged with other government databases and shared with authorities.
|The expulsion of a foreign national may be refused for certain reasons.||
Based on the conclusion of the State Inspector for Foreign Nationals, if the alien who committed the above-mentioned offense is a victim of personal circumstances, family poverty, human trafficking, or for respectful reasons health, or if there is a threat of torture by extradition, the head of the state administrative body responsible for foreign nationals decides whether to release them from deportation.
|The registration and control of foreigners has been improved.||
|The reasons for refusing to cross the Mongolian border have multiplied.||A foreign citizen cannot be admitted to cross the Mongolian border if they have a visa that does not specify the purpose of their visit to Mongolia or the purpose of their visa does not correspond with the exact purpose.|
|Residency permit||The issuance or extension of the residence permit of a foreign citizen may be refused or revoked in the event of revocation of the passport of a foreign citizen or its other similar documents by the competent authority of the state concerned.|
|The following provisions are no longer valid:
With this amendment, Mongolia’s visa regulations have become more advanced and more in line with international standards.
1 Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens -://www.legalinfo.mn/law/details/211
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