05.09.2022

Legal regulation on obtaining workforce and specialists from abroad

As of the first quarter of 2022, 5463 citizens from 92 foreign countries are working under labor contracts in Mongolia. The number of foreigners working under labor contracts increased by 1,030 or 23.2 percent from the same period last year. 4,752 (87.0 percent) out of the foreign nationals employed under contract are men and 711 (13.0 percent) are women. 36.6 percent of foreigners working under labor contracts live in Ulaanbaatar, 5.8 percent in the West region, 5.3 percent in the Khangai region, 36.7 percent in the Central region, and 15.6 percent in the East region.

There are 5 steps to get a workforce and specialists from abroad. It includes:

  • Getting pre-approval or invitation for a work permit;
  • Visa application;
  • Foreign labor force entering Mongolia;
  • Obtaining a work permit;
  • Getting a residence permit.

Enterprises, organizations and citizens may enter into an agreement with foreign legal entities on the acquisition of Labor and specialists from abroad for works or professions requiring high professional skills for the purpose of scientific, educational and advanced manufacturing technologies, conducting new production and services, assembling and repairing equipment, and carrying out projects.

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For more information or any queries, please feel free to contact V.Bolormaa, Partner, and T.Buyanjargal, Lawyer, of Grata International Law Firm by bvolodya@gratanet.combtungalag@gratanet.com  or +976 70155031.

This legal alert was prepared by Umguulliin “GRATA International Mongolia” LLP, the Mongolian office of GRATA International, an international law firm that has its branches in 20 countries around the world. The material containing this alert is provided for general information purposes only and does not contain a comprehensive analysis of each item described. Before taking (or not taking) any action, readers should seek professional advice specific to their situation. No liability is accepted for acts or omissions taken in reliance upon the contents of this alert.

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