Currernt there are approximately 19000 foreigners from a total of 118 countries living in Mongolia, on personal as well as on official business. Among them - 7000 are laborers and 200 are students. The Immigration Authority of Mongolia (IAM) has been upgrading the consolidated data base on foreigners in the country. As the ASEM Summit in July fast approaches, the IAM has been running checks on foreigners in order to know the exact numbers, locations and affiliations. As we have already reported, in connection with ASEM the IAM has been upgrading its equipment at border crossings and airports.