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Foreign Labor Force Quota Ratio for 2013

By Elena Fehrbach

Apr. 4 – The new foreign labor force quota ratio for different types of business activities has been recently introduced. The quota outlines what per cent of employees can be foreign citizens in a company operating in Mongolia. The ratio will vary depending on the actual business activity, the number of Mongolian employees and paid-in capital. The new rules are only applied to HG type work visas. Below are the changes introduced for 2013.

The quota ratio has changed for some of the business activities, such as:

  • Support activities for mining industry: quota reduced to 20 per cent in some cases from 25 per cent the previous year
  • Accommodation services: some percentage increases
  • Food and beverage service activities: 10 per cent for all possible activities
  • Health activities: 1 per cent fluctuation depending on the entity size
  • Other personal service activities: 1 per cent fluctuation depending on the entity size
  • Trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles sector: increase to 20 percent from 5- 10 per cent

Agriculture, forestry and fishing/hunting sector has been completely removed from the list.

A new sector has been introduced this year: Representative offices of foreign legal entities and authorized foreign nongovernmental organizations operating in the humanitarian sector.

Activities operating in the sectors that have not been specified above can hire up to 5 per cent foreign employees compared to the total employees’ number. In case the total number of Mongolian employees is less than 20 people, only 1 HG foreign work visa can be granted.

More detailed data on a range of actual quotas can be found from the Labor and Welfare Service Agency of Mongolia.

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