Country Guide: Mongolia

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Updated: November 23, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Detailed inventory / Packing list
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Copy of Residence Permit valid for at least 183 days (foreigners)
  • Declaration Form listing the items being imported (statement of non-commercial use)
  • Employer Registration Certification (foreigners only)
  • Commercial Invoice, if applicable
  • Valid National ID Card (returning citizens)
  • Valued inventory (returning citizens)
  • Letter of Employment confirming that shipper has worked abroad by foreign company’s appointment (returning citizens)
  • Letter of Request from diplomatic organization (Diplomats)

 

Specific Information

  • The shipper’s name must match on the Passport and OBL / AWB exactly.
  • The shipper must obtain the Residence Permit within 7 days after arrival in Mongolia and provide a copy for Customs clearance (foreigners).
  • The shipper must have stayed abroad for at least 6 months without returning to Mongolia in order to be able to import household goods and personal effects without import tax and value added tax (VAT) charges on the shipment (returning citizens).
  • Used antiques, artifacts, carpets and paintings may be imported duty free if amounting to a quantity proportionate to the items in the shipment. 
  • A valued Inventory or Purchase Invoice must be submitted for antiques, artifacts, carpets and paintings included in the household shipment. If they are for personal use and not for resale, the items are duty free; otherwise, duties and taxes must be paid.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original Purchase Invoice
  • Certificate of Title
  • OBL
  • List of features (manufacture, make, model, type, volumetric capacity of the engine, engine number, chassis number, petrol or diesel, etc.)

 

Specific Information

  • Duties and taxes on the imported vehicle are to be paid. The calculations are as follows:
  • Value of the vehicle             Invoice price of the vehicle + freight cost + other costs
  • Duties                              5% of the value of the vehicle
  • Excise tax                         Passenger vehicles only
  • The excise duties imposed on imported cars are as follows:

Vehicle Engine (Cylinder) Capacity (in Cubic Centimeters or cc)

The Excise Duty (in USD)

manufactured year

0-3 years

4-6 years

7-9 years

10 years

1500 or under

500

1,000

1,000

6,000

1501 - 2500

1,500

2,000

3,000

7,000

2501 – 3500

2,000

2,500

4,000

8,000

3501 – 4500

4,500

5,000

6,500

10,500

4501 and over

7,000

7,500

9,000

13,000

Source: http://ecustoms.mn/tax.php?wmid=115&wmsid=151

 

VAT                            10% of the vehicle Value + Duties + Excise Tax

Payable fee                  7000 MNT

Pets

Documents Required

  • Original Owner’s Passport
  • Residence Permit
  • OBL / AWB
  • Vaccination Record
  • Stamped Veterinary Health Certificate issued by a government veterinarian in the origin country

 

Specific Information

  • In addition to the documents identified in this section, the documents necessary for the household goods and personal effects shipment are also required.
  • The Veterinary Health Certificate must show the pet’s name, sex, and breed.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • The following items may be imported duty free for personal consumption within the limits indicated:
    • Wine (2 liters), beer (3 liters) and Vodka (1 liter)
    • Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), smoking tobacco (250 grams)
  • Alcohol and tobacco items exceeding duty-free limits must pay excise taxes as follows:
    • Vodka              5-6 USD per liter
    • Beer                0.2 USD per liter
    • Wine               1.5-6 USD per liter
    • Cigarettes         0.6 USD per every 100 pcs
    • Tobacco            0.3 USD per kg

Prohibited Items

  • Narcotics and drugs
  • Alcohols and spirits of more than 75% alcohol content
  • Chemicals and toxic materials
  • Rifles (several import permits are required depending on the type of rifle imported)
  • Stuffed animals / products of taxidermy) (CITES and animal health certificates are required)

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note:  Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability. 

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://www.state.gov/p/eap/ci/mg

http://www.mongolianembassy.us/english.php

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.