FAQ: Schengen Visa for Mongolian Citizens
1. What is a Schengen visa?
Any third-country national who has been granted a Schengen visa by a member state of the Schengen agreement (see below) may enter any other fully implementing country for the same purpose and also without checks for the duration of the visa's validity.
Member states of the Schengen Agreement are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
A Schengen visa can only be issued for short-term purposes, i.e. Tourism, visits or business trips. For purposes like permanent family reunion, work etc. a national visa of the country of destination has to be applied for.
2. Who can apply for a visa at the German Embassy in Ulaanbaatar?
First of all, the applicant should have his permanent residence in Mongolia. Should the permanent residence be outside of Mongolia, the application has to be handed in at the place of residence.
If the destination is Germany, applications for both Schengen visa and national German visa can be handed in at the German Embassy.
Furthermore, the German Embassy is representing the following countries for the issuance of Schengen visa: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Applicants who wish to travel to any of these countries for a short-term purpose may apply at the German Embassy in Ulaanbaatar for their Schengen visa.
3. What documents are needed for the application for a Schengen visa?
There are information sheets in German and Mongolian for Schengen visa. Additionally, the application form and further information on the visa procedure can be found on this website.
Please note, that if you as the inviting party, agree to cover the costs of your guest's journey and stay, the German Embassy needs proof of your financial situation. Therefore, please provide your last three payment slips or any other proof.
4. What is the visa fee?
The visa fee is 60 Euros, to be paid in Mongolian Tugrug (MNT) at the current exchange rate. The visa fee is not refundable, even in case the visa should not be granted.
5. What can the applicant do after the rejection?
If the application has been refused, the refusal will state the reasons for the refusal as well as possible steps after the refusal (Rechtsmittelbelehrung).
Representation of other Schengen countries:
The German Embassy is entitled to issue Schengen visas representing other Schengen countries. Should the German Embassy, after checking the application for another Schengen state, contemplate to refuse the application, the application will then be sent to the Embassy of the country represented in Beijing. The applicant will be notified in written about the forwarding of his application.