Yes - A visa is required for travel to Mauritania

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A visa is required for travel to Mauritania. The Consulate of Mauritania requires applicants to apply for visas directly, and a personal appearance may be necessary at the nearest Consulate. We recommend that you contact the consulate to obtain the most current requirements and make an appointment if necessary.


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Mauritania, with at least one blank passport page available for Mauritanian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Mauritania visas.


Mauritania Visa Application Form:

Two signed Mauritania visa application forms. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs in color, front view and with a plain/white background.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from employer or sponsoring company in the US, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit in Mauritania. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Mauritania.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Mauritania.


Hotel Confirmation:

A copy of confirmed hotel reservations if applicable.


Medical Requirements:

International certificate of vaccination against yellow fever.

Visa Validity:

Visas are typically issued for up to 3 months (short stay), or between 3 to 12 months (long stay) and allow a single entry.

Visa Processing Time:

Approval must be received from the government in Mauritania in order for this visa to be issued. Processing time will vary depending on when the approval is received by the consulate. Visas are usually processed in 15 business days.