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Re: Embassy report - Mongolian visa in Hanoi

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:52 am
by steven
Please read and post reports and questions on the embassy of Mongolia in Hanoi below.

We summarize all info in the Mongolia visa page, under embassy reports.

Embassy report - Mongolian visa in Hanoi

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 2:32 am
by gateskatherine
We just received our Mongolian visa from the Hanoi embassy in Vietnam without much fuss. We are travelling on Australian passports.

Embassy is located in the Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound at 298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh (Villa 6). Just ask one of the guards for directions. Embassy only accepts applications on Tuesday's and Thursday's, and they have a lunch break from 12-2.30pm. I recommend getting there in the morning.

You need to provide a completed application form (available at the office), a passport photo, your passport and a copy of your itinerary. We just provided copies of our flight booking in and train booking out. You also need to provide a bank receipt for the visa fee (USD$50). You will be sent to the Vietcomm bank around the corner with a piece of paper with the payment info on it to pay the fee. You MUST pay the visa fee in USD, the bank will not accept payment in Vietnamese Dong (although there is a small processing fee payable in Vietnamese Dong). Take your passport as the bank will want a copy. Then come back to the embassy with the payment receipt to finish submitting your application.

We were told to collect our visas at 4pm in 7 days time. We had plenty of time so didn't push for them to do it any quicker, although you probably can because our visas were issued the day after we applied. We were given a 30 day visa with three months validity.

Hope this helps!


Re: Embassy report - Mongolian visa in Hanoi

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:10 am
by Katarinak23
Hi Katherine

I am just about to apply for Mongolian visa in Hanoi (tomorrow 08/09) on Slovakian passport, but I am not sure about the itinerary (tickets in and out) as I don't want to buy these tickets until I know I am getting Russian visa (going to Russia after Mongolia) and depending how long that takes. Where does it states that you have to have the tickets purchased please? I checked on various websites, e.g and it doesn't ask for it. Can you advise please? Will they not accept my application if I don't have the flights booked yet?
Many thanks!

Re: Embassy report - Mongolian visa in Hanoi

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:22 pm
by gateskatherine
Im not sure to be honest, the lady we spoke to didn't specify what she meant by 'itinerary' but I'm pretty sure if you just typed out an itinerary with a few locations and dates, plus how you plan to enter and leave, you would be fine without having anything booked. It would be best to speak to the visa staff though. The guy at the front desk is pretty unhelpful but the lady we spoke to who actually processes the applications seemed quite flexible and happy to answer questions. Ask to speak with the visa staff when you arrive and he will eventually send someone down.

Re: Embassy report - Mongolian visa in Hanoi

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:36 pm
by Sophie06
Hi, I have updated info on getting a Mongolia visa is Hanoi.

They now process them 5 days a week - Mon - Fri
Lunch is closed between 12 - 2.30
You will need print outs of your travel into the country but I didn't need evidence of how/when I was leaving or an itinerary. But I did have a letter from a tour agency. I just explained I didn't know if I was getting the train or a flight.
$50 US Dollars cash needed at the bank which I misunderstood from the above post. There are places to change money about 1km from the bank. The bank shuts at 4pm.

I submitted my application on Friday afternoon and it was ready by the following Tuesday at 4pm