Notice

1. In principle, all applicants must apply for visas by themselves. For a delegate's application and passport collection, please see the guidelines provided in the "Visa Application Flow" page on this website.

2. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of visa application.

3. All documents must be submitted in original. Diplomas, birth certificates, and marriage certificates will be returned to the applicant after the visa decision is made. However, all other documents will not be returned. All documents must be within the effective date as stated on the document. If a document does not include the information on the effective date, then it must have been issued within the last three months prior to the date of application.

4. All documents issued by the Mongolian government (for example, birth certificates and marriage certificates) must be printed out from E-Mongolia. If it is not feasible to obtain a document from E-Mongolia, then the applicant should submit the document with the original (for example, original birth certificates and original marriage certificates).

5. During the application review process, additional documents or interviews can be requested from the applicant.

6. If an applicant provides forged or falsified documents or associates with visa brokers two or more times, the applicant may be prosecuted by the Mongolian authorities and the applicant's entry to the Republic of Korea will be prohibited in accordance with the related regulations.

7. Providing false information in the Visa Application Form such as the purpose of visit, contact information, and employment details will lead to visa refusal and the applicant will be restricted from future applications for a certain period of time.

8. Possession of a visa does not entitle the bearer to enter the Republic of Korea upon arrival at the port of entry if s/he is found inadmissible.

9. In case an applicant is applying for a long-term visa or the visas designated by the Ministry of Justice, the applicant must submit tuberculosis (TB) test report issued from one of the designated hospitals. The TB test report is mandatory for all applicants who are applying for long-term visas, even when the period of stay is less than 90 days. The TB test reports are effective only when issued from one of the designated hospitals within the last three months prior to the date of application. Please scroll down and check the list of the designated hospitals for TB test reports. (Exception: Those who are applying for diplomat/official visas, minor children below age 6, pregnant women)

10. Dual citizenship holders (Korean and Mongolian) are not applicable for visa applications to Korea. If a dual citizenship holder does not possess a passport issued by the Republic of Korea, please visit the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Mongolia and apply for a passport. For limited cases where a dual citizenship holder has an unavoidable reason that bars the applicant from entering the country with the Korean passport, then s/he can apply for short-term general (C-3) visas.

11. In the event of exerting undue pressure on the staff, for example, using abusive language, physical assault, or intimidation/threatening, the visa application can be rejected, and future applications can be restricted for up to 3 years. Where false statements or forged/counterfeit documents are provided, the visa application can be rejected, and future applications can be restricted for up to 3 years. The inviter’s actions as such can also affect the visa decision. Please be informed of the above to avoid any issues.

12. After a refusal, the applicant must wait for 6 months to resubmit visa applications. For details, please scroll down and check the guidelines from this page.

 

 

Visa Finder

Please click here to download the Visa Finder manual and check the latest changes in the requirements.

 

 

Restriction Period of Resubmitting Visa Application

  • After a refusal, you must wait for 6 months to resubmit your visa application.
  • The above restriction period is applied regardless of the visa type, including when you are planning to resubmit the application for a different visa type.
  • The above restriction period does not apply to a visa application with the Certificate for Confirmation of Visa Issuance (CCVI) or the exceptional cases under the Marriage Migrant (F-6) visa as stated in the visa finder. In principle, all persons who are reapplying for the F-6 visa shall wait for 6 months for resubmission. For the below two cases, however, there is no time restriction even when the last refusal decision was notified less than 6 months ago.
    • If the F-6 applicant is pregnant or gave birth.
    • If the F-6 applicant and the spouse registered their marriage more than a year ago from the date of the application and lived together for more than 6 months after the registration.
  • If you hold a Confirmation of Voluntary Departure issued by the Government of Korea, and if your long-term visa application has been refused, you can apply for a Short-term General (C-3-1) visa regardless of the restriction period. However, in order to be eligible, you must not have applied for the Short-term General (C-3-1) visa before having applied for the rejected long-term visa.
  • From June 1, 2022, those who applied for Short-term General (C-3-1), Medical Tourist (C-3-3), or Ordinary Tourist (C-3-9) visas before May 31, 2022, and received rejections for COVID-19 related measures can re-apply for visas before reaching the end of the 6-month resubmission restriction period. Kindly note that the approval for visa re-submission is irrelevant to any visa decision.

 

 

Designated Hospitals for Tuberculosis (TB) Test Reports

Effective from 21 March 2022, the below hospitals are designated by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to issue Tuberculosis (TB) Test Reports for visa applications. Please be informed that a Tuberculosis Test Report issued by any hospitals other than the below is not acceptable.

 

Hospital

Address

Contact

Website

1

National Trauma and Orthopedic Research Center

Damdinbazar Street, 7 khoroo, Bayangol District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

7018 0136

www.gemtel.mn

2

First Central Hospital

Zorig Street-2, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

7711 1027

unte.moh.gov.mn

3

Second Central Hospital

Peace Avenue, Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

7015 0222

7015 0234

7015 0255

ssch.gov.mn

4

Third Central Hospital

Arol ayush, Sapporo Street, Bayangol District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

7704 6666

7700 0351

www.shastinhospital.mn

5

National Center for Communicable Diseases

Namyangju Street, Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

(11)45 8699

www.nccd.gov.mn

6

Grandmed Hospital

Zaisan, Khan-uul District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

7700 0066

www.grandmed.mn

7

Songdo Hospital

Choidog street, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

7575 2727

7011 1163

www.songdo.mn

8

Gyals Medical Center

Peace Avenue-61A, Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

7575 4411

www.gyals.mn

 

 

Limiting the Period of Stay in Korea for Foreign Nationals

From July 1, 2021, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea will be implementing a policy of limiting the period of stay in Korea for foreign nationals to the validity period of one’s passport.

The Ministry of Justice is introducing this new policy in order to respond to the increase in violations of the immigration laws, such as failing to report the changes in passport information, and to the increasing challenges in identifying the accurate status of entry and departure of foreign nationals to and from Korea.

For example, even if a person is eligible for an extension of the period of stay for 2 years according to the visa type, if the validity period of the passport remains only 6 months, the period of stay is extended only by 6 months.

Please be informed of this new policy and check the remaining period of your passport validity when planning your trip to Korea.

 

 

Declaration of Accommodation by Short-term Foreign Residents

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea implements the declaration of accommodation by short-term foreign residents policy as of 10 December 2020. Foreign residents holding short-term visas such as B-1 (visa exempted), B-2 (Tourism/transit), C-1 (Short-term news coverage), C-3 (Short-term visit), or C-4 (Short-term employment) should present a passport or a travel document to the owner of the accommodation facility. A breach of this requirement will result in a fine of up to KRW 500,000.

 

The persons who hold alien registration cards, overseas Korean resident cards, permanent resident cards, or US army on active duty and civilian component (civilian employees) in accordance with the ROK-US Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) are long-term residents, therefore, not applicable to the above.

 

 

Bank Statement Summary Requirement

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea has issued a new regulation which pertains to all applicants whose visa type demands the submission of their bank statement. Starting from April 7, 2020, all Mongolian citizens and third country nationals wishing to apply for a visa type for which their bank statement is listed as required supporting documentation, are required to also submit a bank statement summary issued by their bank. Please note that in absence of the bank statement summary, the visa application will not be considered by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

 

 

Forgery and Fraudulent Documents

Due to increases in irregular migration from Mongolia to Korea and use of illegitimate visa brokers, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea has instituted more rigorous document verification processes to detect forged and falsified documents. Forgery and document falsification are violations of both Mongolia and Korean law.  

Provision of forged or falsified documents may be prosecuted by Mongolian authorities and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea will prohibit you from re-applying for a Korean visa. 

 

Examples of illegal acts include:

  • Falsifying the ownership of a social insurance certificate
  • Falsifying the ownership of a tax certificate
  • Pretending to be a student
  • Falsifying a marriage certificate with a multiple entry visa owner to obtain another multiple entry visa
  • Bribing any individual to obtain a visa, particularly those connected with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea

 

 

Students

Before applying for a student visa, please check the university or the educational institution that you are planning to attend from the International Education Quality Assurance System on the Study in Korea website. The related information can be found on the University & College menu of the website.

All students must provide original versions and copies of degrees and transcripts from the highest level of education obtained. Original versions will be submitted to the Korean Embassy and returned to the applicant only after a decision has been rendered.

Please find below the eligibility criteria for all D-2 visa types:

Eligibility Criteria

Visa Types

In-Person Visa Application

Confirmation of Visa Issuance

E-Visa

Universities with less than 1% of irregular immigration

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-8)

X

Certified Universities

Study (D-2-1; D-2-2; D-2-5; D-2-6; D-2-7; D-2-8)

X

X

Master’s Degree (D-2-3)

X

Doctoral Degree (D-2-4)

X

General Universities

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-8)

X

X

Other Universities

Study (D-2-1 to D-2-5 and D-2-7)

X

X

Exchange Study (D-2-6)

X

X

Short-Term Study (D-2-8)

X

X

Please find below the eligibility criteria for Language Training (D-4-1) visa applicants:

Eligibility Criteria

Visa Types

In-Person Visa Application

Confirmation of Visa Issuance

E-Visa

Universities with less than 1% of irregular immigration

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

Certified Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X X

General Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

X

Other Universities

Language Training (D-4-1) 

X

X

 

 

Notes for the Duration of Visas

Please review the table below regarding visa durations.

Visa Type

Duration

Number of Entries

Single

Double

Multiple 

SHORT-TERM VISA TYPES 

Journalism C-1

Up to 90 days

X

Short-Term General C-3-1

Up to 90 days

Medical Treatment C-3-3

Up to 90 days

X

Business Visitor C-3-4

Up to 90 days

Ordinary Tourism C-3-9

Up to 90 days

Short-Term Employment C-4

Up to 90 days

X

Study Short-Term D-2-8

Up to 90 days

X

X

LONG-TERM VISA TYPES*

Study D-2-1 to D-2-7

6 months

X

X

Family Visitor F-1

Up to 90 days

X

X

Spouse and Children of F-5 Visa Holders F-2-3

Up to 90 days

X

X

Dependent Family F-3

Up to 90 days

X

X

Marriage F-6

6 months

X

X

* All “Long-Term Visa Types” listed in the table above must be converted into a residence permit at the local Immigration Office upon arrival in the Republic of Korea.