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How to read a Mongolian Visa

This guide is designed to help you read the important information on your Mongolian Visa though is by no means exhaustive. 

Below is an image of a blank visa with each field numbered and typical items briefly explained.

You will find your own Mongolian visa attached to a page in your passport, though yours will have all of the fields filled in with your personal details.

You can download the PDF files for Mongolian visa explanation here.

Mongolia Visa

1. Enter before

The date shown specifies when the visa will expire. The visa holder can enter Mongolia any day within the validity of the visa, i.e.anytime from the date of issue until midnight on the day it expires.

2. Duration of stay

This refers to the maximum number of days a visa holder can stay in Mongolia during each visit. Under normal circumstances this is 30 days. However, if you wish to stay longer then please let our visa team know when applying.

3. Level

This specifies the type of passport that the visa has been issued in. Real Russia only deals with ‘ordinary passport holders’, so your visa should read ‘E’. 

There are only three possible letters for this field:


Ordinary passport holder


Official passport holder


Diplomatic passport holder

4. Type Entries

This specifies the number of times the visa holder is permitted to enter and leave Mongolia within the validity period of the visa.

After ‘type’ will read one of the following:


Single entry visa


Double entry visa


Multi-entry visa

And the field after ‘Entries’ should read:


Tourist, Business or other classification of entry visa


Transit visas

5. Classification

This field specifies your purpose of visit, typical entries include:






Diplomatic visit


Official visit  


Working at International Organizations


Working at Foreign Business Organization/Joint Ventures


Visiting on the invitation of NGOs and Humanitarian organizations






Visiting under working contract



6. Full name

Your first and last name will be written here, along with any second names you may have provided. Please check for correct spelling. Also note that the visa will display your name in the following format:

[Last Name] [First Name] [Second Names]

7. Citizenship

This will show the country code that issued your passport, for example GBR for the United Kingdom or AUS for Australia.

8. Passport number

This will match the passport number which the visa is attached to. Please make sure this is correct.

9. Date of issue

The date your visa was issued on.

10. Issued at

This specifies the city your visa was issued in. We process all Mongolian visa applications through the Mongolian consulate in London, therefore this field should always read ‘London’.

11. Remarks

This part usually reads “No remarks” but is sometimes used when the Mongolian consulate wish to make a note on your visa. It is advised that you observe anything written in this field.

12. MRZ

This string of characters is encrypted for use by electronic passport scanners and can sometimes include misspellings of customer names. This is caused by translating to and from the Cyrillic alphabet and is nothing to worry about.

Please Note

We take great care when processing your visa, however, once your passport is returned to you, you should confirm all the details are correct and the visa is suitable for your needs before you travel. Incorrect visa details could result in you being denied entry to Mongolia. If you believe any of the information is incorrect or have any questions regarding the use of your visa then please contact us as soon as possible and we will be happy to help.