Regulations updated for operations of foreign NGOs in MongoliaSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. Per the order of the Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs, the regulations on issuing, extending, and nullifying the operations of foreign NGOs and monitoring their operations have been updated.
More specifically, matters concerning international organizations’ branches and representatives’ offices will be regulated by the Minister’s order instead of the order issued by the Head of the General Authority for Citizenship and Immigration of Mongolia in 2016. The regulations reflect certain issues in detail, such as the issuance of permission for running operations as a branch or representative’s office, extension, basis for nullifying the permission, and monitoring.
With the new set of regulations, it is now possible to extend permissions by 3 years based on factors such as project and program financing, implementation framework, and number of job positions that were created, and 5 years if a cooperation agreement was signed with the Government or the organization has been running stable operations for over 10 years.
As of today, there are 79 branches and representatives’ offices of international NGOs running operations in Mongolia.