Mongolia issues 13 different types of visa. Students who got accepted by the CITI will need to obtain “S” type of visa. Only this type of visa would allow your study, practical training and research work in Mongolia legally. The Office of the University Registrar would arrange the invitation letter which is required to obtain S type of visa via Mongolian embassy in your homeland or nearest embassy to you. In order to prepare an invitation letter, the Office of the University Registrar asks you to send the following documents.
- A valid passport for 5 years
- Visa application form
- Official invitation from CITI UNIVERSITY
- HIV/AIDS test (for students staying longer than 3 months)
- Official admission letter from CITI UNIVERSITY (if it is required)
Please note that in case of entering the country with other category visa it is not possible to change it within Mongolia.
Registration at the Immigration Office
Anyone planning to stay in Mongolia for more than 30 days is required to notify your arrival and register with the Immigration Officer in Ulaanbaatar. The registration should be done within the first seven days upon arrival. Otherwise the penalty will be applied up to 1 million MNT.
Please bring your passport to the Office of the University Registrar at the CITI UNIVERSITY next days after your arrival and you have to register to the Office of Immigration, Naturalization and Citizens (Immigration Office) within the first seven days after arrival.
Application for Residence Permit
After registration, you should obtain your residence permit to stay in Mongolia for a longer period. The Office of University registrar will assist you in obtaining the residence permit. So please bring a passport copy and a HIV test to the Office of the University registrar at your earliest convenience. You are requested to obtain the residence permit within 21 days after your arrival.
According to the law and regulations of Mongolia, the registration at the Immigration Office is valid for one year; therefore all international students are requested to renew their registration each year paying a fee set up differently each year by the Immigration Office.
Residence permit extension
The residence permit is granted for one year period to international students. For extension of residence permit, please submit the below listed documents to the Office of the University Registrar at least one month before your current permit expires.
- 1 photo
- HIV test from last three months
- Reference from district residential authority
- Extension fee
- Official transcript
Exit –Entry Visas
During your summer vacation, it is possible to return your home country or travel around the world. If you are planning to continue studying at the CITI UNIVERSITY in next year or next semester, you should obtain exit-entry visa before your departure. This type of visa is valid for 90 days.
If you are working, or if you obtained visa from an honorary consul, a single entry visa is issued to you. In this case, another visa is required to leave the country. The exit visa is valid for ten days, which means that you can stay ten days after your normal visa has expired.
Before your departure, you should be deregistered from the Immigration Office. So bring your passport to the Officer of the University registrar at least 2 weeks before departure. Furthermore, if you only have an entry visa, you should apply for an exit visa before departure.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Economic Cooperation
Mongolian Diplomatic Representatives
Immigration Office of Mongolia