We called the Mongolian Embassy in Almaty and asked what was needed in order to get a Mongolian visa. In our case, we had one Portuguese and one Luxembourgish passport and intended to get tourist visas. The officer wanted to know the date of entry and our accommodation plans. We explained to the officer that we were driving a motorbike, therefore we were not sure of the precise date of entry nor could we book accommodation with so much advance. This did not seem to be an issue. Nevertheless, we booked the first night on Booking.com (which we cancelled afterwards), just to add that first booking to the documents.
Besides the passport, copy of passport and two photos, we were also asked to fill in the application form online, which we downloaded from this official site.
Urgent or normal procedure
It is possible to ask for an urgent procedure (99 US dollars) and hence get the visa on the same day, or ask for normal procedure (58 US dollars), which can take up to five working days. In our case, we asked for normal procedure and were told to fetch the visas the following day. We had asked the officer whether we could pay in euros and were told that only dollars were accepted.
– Valid passport
– 2 photos
– 1 copy of passport
– Filled-in application form
Address of Embassy:
ul. Musabaeva E.1
Monday to Friday (9h00-13h00 and from 14h00-18h00)
8 727 247 2535 (we dialled this number from a Kazakh number, from an international number you may have to add +00).