Mongolia expat guide to relocation- living & working



Not very many expats settle in Mongolia and those that do find that life can get a little boring ... The temperatures go from one extreme to the other with the mercury hitting the 30s and above in the summer and then plummeting to well below -30 degrees Celcius in the winter. Bring plenty of books to read during those cold winter months - and read more expat advice right here.


Expat Clubs

International Women’s Association of Mongolia

IWAM is a non-profit, non-religious NGO, run voluntarily by its members. IWAM is an organisation for women of all nationalities to come together, socialise, and do charitable work in Mongolia. For over twenty years, the organisation has raised funds to help vulnerable women and children in Mongolia.

Address: PO Box 993, Central Post Office, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Email: [email protected]


International Schools 

International School of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The International School of Ulaanbaatar (ISU) is an independent co-educational day school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum from Pre-School to Grade 12.  The school is located in the city of Ulaabaatar, the capital of the country, Mongolia.

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate

Address: Four Seasons Garden, Khan-Uul District, 15 Khoroo, PO Box 36/10, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia-17032

Tel: +976 70160010, +976 70160020

Fax: +976 70160012

Email: [email protected]



British School of Ulaanbaatar

The British School of Ulaanbaatar is modeled on the English International School system, offering a broad and challenging educational program to students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Curriculum: British

Address: 4nd Khoroo, Khan-Uul District, Ulaanbaatar-17043, Mongolia

Tel: +976 11-347788

Email: [email protected], [email protected]



Ulaanbaatar Elite International School

Curriculum: IGCSE

Address: Seoul Street, 2nd Khoroo, Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel: +976 70105010

Email: [email protected]



The English School of Mongolia

ESM exists to provide an education for students living in Mongolia that is genuinely English in style and substance. Their background is both innovative and traditional, based on democratic and liberal thinking.

Curriculum: British

Address: 1 khoroo, Bayanzurkh District, Mongolia

Tel: +976 70 15 40 15

Email: [email protected]



American School of Ulaanbaatar

The American School of Ulaanbaatar (ASU) is an International school located in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. ASU opened its door to students in 2006. It is one of two Pre-K through to twelfth grade international schools in Mongolia. ASU graduates attend universities and colleges in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Austria, China and many other countries.

Curriculum: American

Address: Zaisan Hill 11, Khan Uul District, Ulaanbaatar – 15160, Mongolia

Tel: +976 11 348888

Fax: +976 11 345359

Local News in English

UB Post

Mongolian national independent English weekly newspaper. Includes current news and archived contents from earlier weeks.



Business Mongolia

Mongolian business news, articles and more.


Country Information 

Location:              Asia

Capital City:        Ulaanbaatar

Other Important Cities:

Currency:            Tugrug

Language:           Mongolian

Calling Code:      +976

Internet TLD:     .ms

Electricity: Mongolia runs on 230V 50Hz.

Emergency Numbers:

Ambulance: 103

Fire: 101

Police: 102

Country Information

Embassy Information

Residents Visa and Work Permit information

Nationals from certain countries including the US and the EU may enter and stay in Mongolia visa free for a limited period. Other countries, including the African continent, Middle East, most of Asia must acquire a visa from a Mongolian embassy or consulate in their home or host country. The Mongolian embassy in the UK has a list of countries with visa waivers:

There are 13 types of visas: Diplomatic, Official, International , Business, Private, Tourist, Work, Investor, Immigration, Religious, NGO, Student and Media visits

Documents required:
  • Passport with a validity date at least six months beyond the end of the applications intended period of stay in Mongolia
  • Completed visa Application Form for Tourists with one passport size photo,
  • Travel itinerary, hotel reservation and insurance are preferable
  • For extended stays in Mongolia, this would normally employment with a Mongolian company. A 30-day work visa can be converted into a multiple-entry work visa through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Consequently, expats must apply for a long-term residence permit, valid for as long as the work permit. These permits are usually appled for by employer representatives on behalf of the expat employee.

Driving License

Expats may use their domestic license in conjunction with an international license to drive legally in Mongolia.

The road conditions in Mongolia are challenging to traverse. These are poorly maintained; some traffic signals are broken, street lighting is inadequate. Locals and residents are undisciplined with their driving. 


The facilities and services in Mongolia are not up to Western standards and are very limited. Medical institutions are found in Ulaanbaatar; outside the city there are very few. Emergency healthcare is also limited. Medications are scarce so expats must stock up on essential personal medications and prescription drugs as these will not be available in the country. Cash payments are to be expected; expats are advised to obtain a comprehensive health insurance that can reimburse cost of treatments and even medical evacuation.

Health Insurance

Cigna Global Health Options

Cigna Global Health Options specialise in providing expatriate health plans that are designed to give comprehensive overseas medical cover for people who are living and working abroad. They provide medical evacuation insurance cover.




Yonsei Friendship Hospital

Address: PO Box 1035, 13 Peace Avenue, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel: +976 11 313 321, +976 11 329 589

Fax: +976 11 329 589


Traumatology Hospital

Address: Bayngol District, Chingongu Street, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel: +976 96 66 9431


Achtan Hospital

Address: 1 Artayus St., Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel: +976 11 689 623