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BRAZIL and MONGOLIA – Mutual Short-Stay Visa Exemption Implemented

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On 21 October 2015, the governments of Brazil and Mongolia put into effect an Intergovernmental Note on mutual exemption from short-term visas, first signed in Brasilia on 21 September 2015.

What Does This Mean?

Nationals from Mongolia holding valid travel documents are now visa exempt to enter, exit, transit and remain in Brazil for tourism and business purposes for up to 90 days per year, counting from the day of first entry. The maximum period of 90 days may be extended once by the authorities in Brazil for an additional 90 days.

Brazilians can travel to Mongolia visa-free on the same terms.

However, Brazilians and Mongolians must obtain the appropriate visa according to each respective country’s law if intending to stay longer than 90 days or to perform any paid activities, for research/internship/study purposes, to perform social work, to provide technical assistance or to engage in missionary, artistic or religious activities.

Action Items

  • Note that Mongolian and Brazilian nationals can enter each other’s countries visa-free for up to 90 days for business or tourism, but not for paid work.