Our Mauritania Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Mauritania’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Mauritania.
A visa is required for visitors to Mauritania, save for those who travel from one of the visa-exempt countries or who arrive via Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport. Visas may be obtained at one of the Mauritanian diplomatic missions. Unless you reside from any of the following Countries, you will be required to obtain a visa.
- Ivory Coast
Entry into Mauritania
Passengers arriving in Mauritania are required to present proof of a negative PCR test conducted within three days prior to arrival. Arriving passengers in Mauritania must undergo a contactless temperature check. Passengers arriving with a fever must consent to a PCR or fast antigen test. While waiting for the test result, you must self-isolate for 10 days at your own expense in a hotel or your home. If the test is negative, you are permitted to leave self-isolation before the 10-day term expires.
The criteria to apply for a visa is simple and straight forward. Providing you follow the criteria listed below, you should have no problem obtaining a visa on entry.
Visa On Arrival.
Possess a passport valid for at least six months upon entry, with two visa page(s) remaining blank.
Maintain evidence of sufficient funds.
Hold documentation of your onward and return flights.
Hold all necessary travel paperwork for your future destination.
The visa issuing upon arrival could take several hours. The London Embassy does not issue these visas.
Visas will be issued as soon as possible after five (5) business days if all application requirements are met. The applicant must submit an application at least one month before to departure. A visa does not ensure admittance into Mauritius.
Who Can Visit Mauritania Without a Visa?
Nationals from the following Countries do not require a visa to enter Mauritania.
- Ivory Coast
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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There are four types of visas available. Each visa is for a different purpose of visit. The visas available are:
- Tourist visas.
- Transit visas.
- Business visas.
- Student visas.
What To Do If Your Mauritania Visa is Refused
You have the right to contest this verdict. The consulate of the Member State that denied Mauritania a visa distributes a standard form detailing the reasons for the denial. People constantly ask us how we can “ensure” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. Everything you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was rejected.
Visa on arrival: At Nouakchott International Airport, a biometric visa issuance system has been installed in order to streamline the procedures for acquiring entry and resident visas for foreigners. Visas issued at the airport in Nouakchott are valid for a single entry and 30 days. Visa fees cost €55 (euro).
- Mauritania is the final nation to outlaw slavery…
- The bay of Nouadhibou in Mauritania contains one of the greatest “ship graveyards” in the world.
- Mauritania is a desert country, with two-thirds of its territory occupied by the Sahara desert!
With a big section of its geographical area being desert and its population being nomadic, the cuisine in the north has adapted to include meals that “travel well” and do not rely heavily on fresh ingredients. The staple starches are couscous, rice, millet, potatoes, and sweet potatoes.