BEIJING, Oct 1 – Novosti. The Mongolian authorities have allowed to grant a residence permit to all Russians if they submit an appropriate application, the Central Asia Media portal reports , citing a statement by Nerguin Uuganbayar, head of the department of the Mongolian immigration agency.
“Citizens of the Russian Federation apply to stay in Mongolia for a certain period of time. In connection with this situation, it was decided to grant the appropriate category of residence permits to those who applied,” he said.
It is specified that since September 21, 6,268 Russians have crossed the border through the port of Altanbulag. Between September 21 and 29, 748 Russian citizens have extended their stay and visas in Mongolia. In addition, more than a thousand citizens received advice on obtaining a residence permit and extending their stay in this country.
“In one day, about 160 citizens extended their visas for 30 days. Citizens of Russia and Mongolia can travel without a visa for a period of 30 days in both directions. In case of long-term residence, it is necessary to obtain the appropriate category of visa before entering the country. A long-term residence permit is issued on the basis of obtaining a visa of the appropriate category,” Uuganbayar explained.
According to media reports, the law on the legal status of foreigners and the rules for issuing visas in Mongolia allows you to extend the period of stay in the country once for 30 days.