Contact your university. They may already have an exchange program with Mongolia without your knowledge. If this fails, contact your national academic exchange service (e.g. the DAAD in Germany or the JFPS in Japan).
Here as above it is recommended to contact your university or your national academic exchange service. You are strongly discouraged to go to Mongolia posing as a foreign language teacher if you are not one for purposes other than teaching, e.g. missionary work. While in the beginning of the 1990s it was still possible to do so, anyone not being sent by an acknowledged academical institution or governmental body must now show certificates proving his/her qualification as a teacher.
In addition, every foreigner staying within Mongolia for more than a month has to register with police. In case of foreign experts, foreign personnel etc. the employer or host will certainly assist. Not registering has consequences when leaving the country. Regularly you get fined (anything near USD100.--) and you may risk missing your plane/train. You may even appear with your nationality and name spelled out in full in a newspaper article. Not registering is not worth the trouble.
The answer here is the same as above. Only one difference must be observed: Politically being a part of China, all programs dealing with Inner Mongolia are usually in the Chinese section or department.
The answer here is the same as above. Only one difference must be observed: Politically being a part of China, all programs dealing with Inner Mongolia are usually kept in the Chinese section or department of the exchange organization or university.
You must obtain a visa at a Mongolian embassy or consulate. (See below for a list of embassies / consulates). In order to obtain a visa for stays of one month or longer you must produce an invitation issued by a) a Mongolian private person or b) a Mongolian institution. This may be a university.
It is principally possible to apply for a visa directly at the airport Buyant-Uxaa, at least when flying in from Beijing. The applicant should carry an invitation (see above) and is usually only granted a stay of one month. Two passport photographs are required and USD 50.-- are levied.
Once you have entered Mongolia various regulations on registering with police may apply depending on the length and nature of your stay. Registration is mandatory when staying for longer than one month. It is more than highly recommended to observe the registration procedure since you may risk being denied exit from the country upon presenting your passport at the airport without the proper police registration stamps. You also risk being fined somewhere in the area of USD 100.-- upon exiting Mongolia when disobeying the registration rule. You may even risk being mentioned in a newspaper article on foreigners violating Mongolian laws (like: Önöödör, Jan. 6, 2000, p. 6: Gadaadyn 79 Irgän juram zörqjää).
Persons staying on official visa (category ``A'') should turn to their official host (university, government ministry, etc.) for assistance. For details, ask your Mongolian embassy when receiving the visa.
The registration is done at the National Civilian Information and Registration Centre (Irgädiïn Mädäälliïn Bürtgäliïn Ulsyn Töw, abbreviated IMBUT) in the North of Ulaanbaatar at Zuun Aïlt. Every taxi driver knows this place name.
Registration requires paying 500.-- Tugrik at the bank counter (Golomt Bank), ground floor. Then proceed to room 303 on the third floor, exchange your payment coupon against a form to fill in (asking your name, host institution, address in Mongolia, etc.) which must be filled in and handed to another counter in the same room. Do not forget to bring your passport and one photograph with you. The assistance of a Mongolian friend or colleague is invaluable in case language capabilities are overstretched when filling in the Mongolian form, which features, by the way, a question concerning the applicant's Mongolian language skills.
You need a visa issued by the authorities of the People's Republic of China. Once in China (and Inner Mongolia) you'll be requested to register at a hotel etc. by using the forms available there. Various other procedures may apply depending on length and nature of your stay.
You need a visa issued by the authorities of the Russian Federation. Contact your local (usually former USSR) embassy.
You need a visa issued by the authorities of the Russian Federation. See above.
There are not so many Mongolian embassies and consulates. Most of them are accredited for several countries. The following list is very incomplete and remains to be completed with the readers' help.
Since it is helpful to use a travel agency's services when applying for a visa this list contains also some information about travel agents. If you miss your favourite agent here then you can send the address to Infosystem Mongolei. The selection here is purely ``global'' (whatever is submitted gets published).
Please note that the addresses, telephone numbers etc. could not always be verified and counter-checked. They may be subject to change without notice. The editor of this FAQ tries to maintain all information in a state as correct as possible but relies on the contributors' accuracy.
Mongolian Embassy in Australia There is no embassy in Australia. Australia is covered by the Mongolian Embassy in China, Beijing. Honorary Consul in Austria Mr. Johannes Stiedl Anhofstr. 65-67 A-1130 Wien Tel.: ++ 43 1 8773353 1724 5661 Mongolian Embassy in China No. 2 Xiu Shui Bei Jie Jian Guo Men Wai District Beijing Tel.: ++ 86 10 6532 1203 Fax : ++ 86 10 6532 5045 Mongolian Embassy in France 5, Av. R. Schuman Paris Tel.: (+33) 1 46 05 30 16 or (+33) 1 46 05 23 18 Mongolian Embassy in Germany Siebengebirgsblick 4 53844 Troisdorf Tel.: 02241-402727 Außenstelle der Mongolischen Botschaft in Berlin Gotlandstr. 12 10439 Berlin Tel.: 030-4469320 21 Honorary Consul in Hong Kong Mr. Kwok Shiu Ming 4 Sommerset Toad, Kowloon Hong Kong Tel.: ++ 852 338 9034 Fax : ++ 852 338 0633 Honorary Consul in Italy Mr. Aldo Colleoni viale XX Settembre, 37 34126 Trieste Tel.: 040-362241 Fax 040-363494 telex 461138 CONMON1. Mongolian Embassy in Japan Pine Crest Mansion 21-4, Kamiyamacho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150 Tel.: 03-3469-2088 Mongolian Embassy in New Zealand New Zealand Embassy and Ambassador in Beijing are credited for NZ foreign affairs to Mongolia, while Mongolian embassies in Tokyo or Beijing handle matters between Mongolia and NZ. See China. Mongolian Embassy in Poland Ambasada Mongolii ul. Rejtana 15 lok. 16 Warszawa POLAND Tel./Fax: +48-22-484264 Mongolian Embassy in the United Kingdom 7 Kensington Court LONDON W8 5DL Tel: (0171) 937 5238 Tel: (0171) 937 0150 Mongolian Embassy in the USA 2833 M Street, NW Washington, DC Tel: 202-333-7117 Honorary Consul in Switzerland Stephan Bischofberger P.O.Box 173 Limmatstr. 35 8005 Zürich Fax : ++ 1 272 7924 Tel.: ++ 1 272 4005 According to the Swiss electronic telephone directory ETV, Mr. Bischofberger seems to be in charge of a travel agency named `Discovery Tours'. * Selected Travel Agents * Mongolian Tourism Corporation of America A joint venture between Zhuulchin and an American travel agency. Princeton Corporate Plaza 1 Deer Park Drive, Suite M Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 Tel.: ++ 1 908-274-0088 NOMADIC EXPEDITIONS (This one seems to have contact with Zhuulchin, too) Princeton Corporate Center 5 Independence Way, Suite 300 Princeton, NJ 08540 BOOJUM Expeditions 14543 Kelly Canyon Road Bozeman, MT 59715 USA Toll-Free- US and Canada 1-800-287-0125 Tel.: ++ 1 406-587-0125 Fax : ++ 1 406-585-3474 Boojum@delphi.com email@example.com BOOJUM Expeditions has two URL's: http://www.boojumx.com or http://www.gorp.com/boojum/boojum.htm NOMADIC JOURNEYS Ltd P.O. Box 479 Ulaanbaatar 13 Tel/fax: +976 1 323043 Which can be reached from June to mid September every year. In the winter period reservations for tour operators and groups are with Jan Wigsten in Gotland: Eco Tour Production Ltd Burge i Hablingbo 620 11 Havdhem Gotland, SCHWEDEN. tel 0498 487105 fax +46 498 487115 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Nature Tour, PO Box 49/53, Ulaanbaatar or Baga Toiruu-10, Mongolian Youth Federation Bldg, Room 212 Tel: 312392 Fax: 311979 They arrange for jeeps and drivers for those wanting to explore the country. Also, they run a ger hostel near Hara Horen. Mykel Board stayed there. It's somewhat expensive (about USD 50.-- a day) but includes all meals and local sight-seeing.
Beyond the range of the official state travel agency Zhuulchin there are now numerous private agencies operating in Mongolia. Their addresses are occasionally hard to come by but a good source is the World Tourism Handbook.