There are no concrete regulations regarding short-term stays for people with HIV/AIDS in Mongolia. On the other hand, there are regulations requiring the presentation of a test result. It is not clear to us if such regulations depend on duration or purpose of stay. We know the case of a foreign citizen who had to present a test result when applying for a work permit for 3.5 months.
Specific regulations target long term stays and residency permit applicants, immigrants, foreign employees, trainees and students. A new test result has to be presented when permits are extended. Diplomats and representatives of public institutions are exempt.
It is not clear if a positive test result has an effect on the granting of a permit.
We received differing information regarding the importation of antiretroviral medication for personal use. It seems that duty free import of medication is possible for one week if a medical certificate is presented. The Mongolian authorities should be contacted in a concrete situation.
According to the article 11.3 in the HIV/AIDS Prevention Law, foreigners can be deported if they do not comply with the requests of the Mongolian health authorities.
In general, the regulations are implemented and applied. However, we understand that authorities perform practices outside an existing legal basis.
Visitors must register with the Office of Immigration, Naturalization, and Foreign Citizens within one week upon arrival if they are staying for more than 30 days. An HIV test is required for those staying over 3 months. The Civil Registration Office will accept "internationally recognised" test results from abroad.
For updated information, please go to: www.hivrestrictions.org
Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
For updated information, please go to: http://ilga.org