Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Еmbassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Address: Bulgarian Embassy Building, Olympic Street 8, Khoroo-1, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar-14210, Mongolia
C.P.O. Box 702
Tel.: +976 70140403
Fax: +976 70140405
Out-of-hours hotline: +976 95950697
Office hours: 09:00 – 17:30
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ulan Bator has no functioning Consular Section. For any consular issues Bulgarianand foreign citizens shouldrefer to the Consular Section of the Bulgarian Embassy in Beijing.
Embassy of Mongolia in Bulgaria
Address: 52, Frédéric Joliot-Curie St., Sofia
Tel.: +359 2 865 90 12
Fax: +359 2 963 07 45
Office hours: 09.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.00
Honorary Consul of Mongolia in Bulgaria
7000 Rousse, 17 rue 19 fevruari, ent.2, et.2
Tél.: +359 888 238 200
E-mail: [email protected]
1 Tugrug (Tugrik; Thg) = 100 Mungh
Crime and security
Compared to other countries, the criminality rate in Mongolia is relatively low for serious crime. Petty crime is on the rise and foreign travellers are advised to beware of pickpockets. Scarcely-populated areas should be avoided if possible.
Foreigners are allowed to work in the country. Starting companies and taking part in business deals is generally permitted. The only restrictions are for foreigners working in the public sector. More information can be found HERE.
Goods valued up to 1,000 USD are not subject to duty. The import of currency above 1,000 USD and export of currency above 500 USD must be declared to the customs authorities.
The import of 1 litre of spirits, 2 litres of wine, 3 litres of beer, 200 cigarettes, one course of prescription medication and one item of audio equipment, is allowed. The imports of drugs and the means for their production are prohibited.
There are other import and export restrictions for: donor organs, guns and explosives, items with historical and cultural value, medically-prescribed drugs, animal products and samples, chemicals (uranium and others), which require special permission.
One of the most widespread contagious diseases in Mongolia is hepatitis. AIDS cases are few and rare. There are no vaccine requirements for entering the country.
The climate is sharply continental with long severe winters.
There is no real danger of natural disaster, but due to the nature and climate of Mongolia, you are advised to be properly equipped when travelling through the country.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens are required to have a visa upon entering the country, unless they are holders of Bulgarian Diplomatic and Official passports, in which case they are exempt from visa requirements.
Invitations are not necessary for visits lasting less than 30 days.
Ordinary visas cost 20 USD and express visas cost 40 USD.
If necessary, visas can be issued upon arrival in Mongolia after presenting the appropriate documents – a ticket and a visa for extended travelling. Visits lasting for more than 30 days require foreigners to register at the Foreigners’ Service. If necessary, the visa can be extended on-the-spot for 2 USD per day.
Internet coverage in Ulan Bator is good and at very good speeds.
Telephone and fax connections with the rest of the world are very good as well.
Certification and Legalisation
Bulgaria and Mongolia are parties to the Hague Convention on the abolishment of the requirement for legalisation of foreign public documents dated 1961. Thus, the documents/deeds comprised in each of the two countries shall be provided with a seal – “Apostille” of the relevant Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as translated and verified under the relevant order, to serve in front of the competent authorities of the other country.