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Post Mongolian Embassy in Almaty

Having searched a couple of times for this information and not finding it (though do correct me if I'm wrong), I thought I might as well post the details here.

Finding the Mongolian Embassy in Almaty is not easy as it's in a residential area and even taxi drivers can't find the address, thanks to Rene via David Berghof for the directions and here is my version of them.

The top bit is...I'm guessing GPS stuff (welcome to the 21st century as my bro would say)

Mongolia Embassy
N 43 11 748
E 76 52 022

Start from the Mega Centre Alma-Ata (big shopping centre in the south west of the city).
Ride SOUTH (uphill) past Mega shopping centre to the next lights -
Al Farabi Street, at the lights, turn RIGHT.
Go straight over the roundabout and continue for maybe 1 km.
Turn LEFT just before a petrol station.
500 metres along this road, there is a blue pedistrian crossing signpost. Turn LEFT there through an archway into a housing estate. Go ahead 100 metres it's the first house on the left around the corner.

Opening hours
9.30-12.30 and 2-5.00pm.
But closed on Wednesdays.

Easy application form, cost $58 (British passport- different prices for different nationalities I think).
One photo required and the visa can be picked up 24 hours later.
Nice and easy, I just wish the rest of the visas had been like this

Also Kazakh Registration, which has to be done within five days of crossing into the country, or not needed if staying less than five days.
Try not to do it in Almaty - you need a signed and stamped declaration from your hotel, the registration costs 750 Tenge ($5) and you have to wait 24 hours.
The police station is only open 10.30-12.30 to receive documentation and then hands out the passports with the registration in them 5.00-6.30pm, and they are very strict about the timing. I didn't get the details but others had assured me that they had found it to be a quick and easy process in other cities.
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Tiff,
Very good of you to post these details...that Embassy was an adventure trying to find it...especially for someone like me without GPS or a grasp of the Russian language.

BUT as you'll find out soon enough...Mongolia doesn't necessarily believe in the technology of signs
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register??

I didn't register in Kazakhstan and when I left via Almaty airport nothing was said. Maybe I was just lucky? Also I bought a cheap ticket to the u.k on Air Astana (bit dodgy) and discovered it was actually KLM (not at all dodgy) cheers.
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While I am in an updating mood.

The embassy now requires 2 photos. Charge was $117US ea. They will take Tenge.

The main street (Al Farabi which becomes Sinea) , which their street runs off, is one of the many in Almaty that bikes are not allowed on.

There is a back way in but it doesnt quite match what is on OSM.
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2 photos
116 USD express (next day)
58 USD normal - one week - but usually 4-5 days

but you have to ask, they normally offer only express.

they take Tenge, but prefer dollars.
The visa is floating, so you get 3 months range from the date of application, in which you can spend 30days in Mongolia.
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While I am in an updating mood.

The embassy now requires 2 photos. Charge was $117US ea. They will take Tenge.

The main street (Al Farabi which becomes Sinea) , which their street runs off, is one of the many in Almaty that bikes are not allowed on.

There is a back way in but it doesnt quite match what is on OSM.
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2 photos
116 USD express (next day)
58 USD normal - one week - but usually 4-5 days

but you have to ask, they normally offer only express.

they take Tenge, but prefer dollars.
The visa is floating, so you get 3 months range from the date of application, in which you can spend 30days in Mongolia.
what nationality are you both?

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Filthy Aussie.
Good man just checking your not a yank

We will be there in a few days, just trying to locate the OVIR in Almaty now to Register as I dont want to pay for a Hotel!

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