Ease of Doing Business in


Mongolia Download Profile (1863.7KB, pdf)
Region East Asia & Pacific
Income Category Lower middle income
Population 2,959,134
GNI Per Capita (US$) 3,830
City covered Ulan Bator



DB 2017 Rank



DB 2017 DTF (% points)

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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 64 62 down
68.15 67.31 down
Starting a Business 36 32 down
92.55 92.55
Dealing with Construction Permits 29 26 down
78.19 78.19
Getting Electricity 137 136 down
55.12 55.31 down
Registering Property 46 45 down
74.18 74.59 down
Getting Credit 62 60 down
60.00 60.00
Protecting Minority Investors 26 22 down
68.33 68.33
Paying Taxes 35 73 up
84.19 75.02 up
Trading across Borders 103 102 down
66.89 66.89
Enforcing Contracts 85 83 down
58.48 58.48
Resolving Insolvency 91 87 down
43.59 43.76 down

Positive=Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative=Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB 2017 Rank: 36

DB 2016 Rank: 32

Change in Rank: down4

DB 2017 DTF (% points): 92.55

DB 2016 DTF (% points): 92.55

Change in DTF (% points): 0.00

Indicator Mongolia East Asia & Pacific OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 5.0 7.0 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 6.0 23.9 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 1.5 19.0 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 5.0 7.1 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 6.0 23.9 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 1.5 19.0 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 0.0 12.3 9.2
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

Verify and reserve a unique company name

Agency: Legal Entities Registration Office, General Authority for State Registration of Mongolia

The business owners must propose and reserve the name of the company with the Legal Entities Registration Office of the General Authority for State Registration of Mongolia (LERO). Upon approving the proposed name of the company, LERO will issue a name reservation slip (in writing or electronically) and a "bank account permission slip". The entrepreneur opens a temporary account at the bank within the same office and, at the same time, can instruct the bank to make a payment to the account of the Tax Authority.

Although the company name may be reserved online, the name reservation slip is one of the documents that needs to be supplied in original for the incorporation purposes. As such, ultimately a visit to LERO in person is required. 
1 day MNT 500

Open a bank account and pay registration fee

Agency: Bank

The company needs to have a bank account in order to register. Additionally, the registration fee needs to be paid at a commercial bank.
1 day no charge

Register the company incorporation and register as tax payer

Agency: Legal Entities Registration Office, General Authority for State Registration of Mongolia

The following documents should be submitted at LERO in order to register incorporation and obtain a state registration certificate:
1. Completed proforma application form;
2. Bank account approval letter, and evidence of dormant account with some funds deposited;
3. Company charter;
4. Lease agreement with the company's official address;
5. Founding or shareholders' resolution;
6. Payment slip of the registration fee;
7. Name reservation slip;
8. Opening balance sheet; and
9. Copies of the shareholders' passports (IDs).

* For business activities that require licenses, these must be obtained first from the relevant authorities.

On 29 January 2015, the Mongolian Parliament adopted the Revised Law on the State Registration of Legal Entities which entered into force on 1 March 2015. The relevant ancillary regulations were adopted on 27 February 2015 by the Ministry of Justice and the General Authority for State Registration of Mongolia. According to the new regulations, the Legal Entities Registration Office must process company registration within 5 business days. The same regulation also introduced online registration, which is yet to be put into practice.

Upon registration of the company, the Registry automatically publishes a notice of company formation. The Registry also automatically pass the relevant documents to the tax department for the area in which the company is located. Thereafter, the company will be registered as a corporate income tax payer and VAT payer, if applicable.

Under the Law of Mongolia on Value Added Tax dated 29 June 2006, a taxpayer should submit its request for registration as a VAT payer within 3 days of its sales income reaching MNT 10,000,000 (approximately US$ 5010), which is to be evidenced by certified corporate income tax and financial reports.
2 days MNT 44,000

Apply for Social Security Code

Agency: District Social Insurance Department

Upon incorporation of the company and once a company has employee(s) it must register with relevant social insurance department. The registration is done in person, and the District Social Insurance Department assigns a social insurance code to the company. The service is free of charge. It is no longer necessary to obtain a paper certificate of social insurance registration.
1 day no charge

Make a seal

Agency: Sealmaker

The company must first obtain a seal request form LERO. Then, the company must provide one of twelve seal makers in Ulaanbaatar who are currently registered with Ministry of Justice with a copy of its state registration certificate.
1 day MNT 59,800 rush delivery fee