In 1963 Britain became the first western country to establish diplomatic relations with Mongolia. The 50th Anniversary was marked by a number of events in 2013.

We actively promote British policies, values and investment opportunities for both British and Mongolian companies in the UK and Mongolia respectively. To achieve this we work closely with the Mongolian government and private contacts from a wide range of sectors, including construction, mining, education and green growth industries.

We report to the British government on political developments in Mongolia and help to arrange high-level meetings between the UK and Mongolia. We also provide consular services and assistance for British citizens, unrepresented Commonwealth citizens and some EU nationals.

Our services

Out-of-hours emergency assistance

British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call + 976-11-458133 where they will be given details on how to contact Consular staff at the Global Response Centre. They will be able to offer basic advice on urgent issues.

Book an appointment

The British Embassy Ulaanbaatar operates an appointment only system. Please click here to make an appointment.

Please note that appointments can only be made a maximum of one month in advance.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact the British Embassy in Mongolia as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Ulaanbaatar

Visa requirements for Mongolians travelling to the UK

If you are Mongolian and you are planning a trip to the UK, you are reminded that you must obtain a UK visa before travelling. You should apply for your visa as early as you can. You are allowed to apply for a UK visa up to 3 months before you travel.

Please note that the Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please can contact UK Visas and Immigration’s International Enquiry Service.

Notarial and documentary services

Overview

The British consulate can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Mongolia. Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

You must make an appointment for each service you require. Please make an appointment by emailing: Book an appointment for an Emergency Travel Document in Ulaanbaatar

Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Mongolia, the UK or a third country.

Services we provide in Mongolia

Consular staff in Mongolia can:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit
  • witness a signature
  • make a certified copy of a document
  • unite documents
  • prepare a document in English or the local language
  • legalise a document

For information about documents relating to marriage, such as a certificate of no impediment (CNI) and affirmations or affidavits of marital status, see getting married abroad.

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees

Payment

We accept payment by cash in the local currency on the day of the appointment.

Proof of address and identity

For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address. We accept passports or national identity cards as proof of identity.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

This service is for people who need to swear an oath, make an affirmation or make an affidavit in front of a consular officer.

The consulate will not draft documents for you. First check with the consulate what format they need and then have the document drawn up or checked by a professional.

Book an appointment for adminstering an oath affiermation of affidavit in Ulaanbaatar

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The oath, affirmation or affidavit that you will swear or affirm

  • The correct fee – see the list of fees and

  • Proof of identity/address

Witness a signature

This service is for customers who need to sign a document and have their signature witnessed by a consular officer. The document must be prepared before your appointment as we will not draft documents for you. We do not handle wills or probate, or witness deed polls.

Please do not sign the document before your appointment.

Book an appointment for witnessing a signature in Ulaanbaatar

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The document that you will sign before a witness

  • The correct fee – see the list of fees

  • Proof of identity/address

Make a certified copy of a document

This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports, Home Office registration/naturalisation certificates, UK educational documents (only those that have been issued in the UK by a recognised institution and are listed on the Legalisation Office website), British driving licences (both the plastic card and paper document are required) and British divorce decrees.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The document that you need a certified copy of

  • The correct fee – see the list of fees

  • Proof of identity/address

Book an appointment for making a certified copy of a document in Ulaanbaatar

Unite documents

This service joins documents together using ribbon and a seal and is usually only needed for legal reasons.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The documents to be united

  • The correct fee – list of fees

  • Proof of identity/address

Book an appointment for making a uniting documents in Ulaanbaatar

Prepare a document in English or the local language

This service is for customers who require a signed and stamped version of one of our standard letters.

In a limited number of cases consular staff can write a statement of fact (‘preparing a certificate’) to help British nationals with various local authorities. The wording must be cleared with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, which means these documents will take longer to prepare.

We can only provide this service if we have proof that the wording/content you require is correct and unambiguous. This service is provided at the discretion of consular staff and we can refuse to provide it. Please contact the consulate before making an appointment.

We can prepare these documents in English or in the local language. Please ensure you select the correct service and note the difference in fees.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • Original written evidence to support your request for a letter from the consulate

  • The correct fee – list of fees

  • Proof of identity/address

Book an appointment for preparing a document in English in Ulaanbaatar

Legalise a document

This service is for customers who require confirmation that the signature, seal or stamp on a document is genuine. It does not certify the authenticity of a document or give approval of its content. UK public documents can be legalised by the Legalisation Office.

You may need need to get a document originating in Mongolia legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before it can be legalised by the British consulate.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The document to be legalised

  • The correct fee – see the list of fees

  • Proof of identity/address

Book an appointment for legalising a document in Ulaanbaatar

Other services we provide

List of lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers, translators and interpreters who may be able to help you with official translations in Mongolia. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.

Prisoner pack

Mongolia - Prisoner Pack: explanation of the legal and prison system to British nationals.

Travel advice for Mongolia

Travel advice for Mongolia: Information, news and updates to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling in Mongolia.

Guides we produce

We also produce guides for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by our embassy , but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds

  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital

  • help people with mental illness

  • do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping

  • contact family or friends for you if you want

  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters

UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices

What our embassy cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures

  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers

  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people

  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)

  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation

Services provided elsewhere

We no longer witness life certificates for British nationals claiming a British pension abroad. Please refer to the list of people working in a recognised profession who can do this for you.

Data protection

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.

Disclaimer

This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy / consulate by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British embassy / consulate will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the embassy/consulate will be accepted.

Feedback

For feedback on our services, please email feedback.consular.services@fco.gov.uk or for more detailed information visit our complaints procedure.

Our people

Catherine Arnold

Catherine Arnold

British Ambassador to Mongolia

Contact us

British Embassy Ulaanbaatar

Peace Avenue 30, Bayanzurkh District
Ulaanbaatar 13381

Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia

Opening hours (local time):
Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 1:00pm / 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, 8:30am to 1:30pm

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Consular services

Peace Avenue 30, Bayanzurkh District
Ulaanbaatar 13381

Mongolia

Consular opening hours (local time):
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 11:00am

Access and opening times