Mauritania Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for at least six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Mauritania. Nationals holding passports from Algeria, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Syria and Tunisia do not require a visa to enter Mauritania.
Visas for Mauritania are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Visas for all nationals are available on arrival at Nouakchott Airport and at the border.
You must show confirmation of your hotel booking and/or a letter from your Mauritanian host. Business travellers require a letter of invitation.
Types and Cost
Visa cost for 30 days for Arab & African countries: €40 / US$45; for the rest of the world: €55 / US$60.
Visa cost for 90 days for Arab & African countries: €70 / US$75; for the rest of the world: €95 / US$100.
Visa cost for 3 months - 1 year for Arab & African countries: €135 / US$145; for the rest of the world: €190 / US$200.
Visa cost for 1 year - 2 years for Arab & African countries: €190 / US$200; for the rest of the world: €270 / US$285.
Visa cost for 2 years - 3 years for Arab & African countries: €270 / US$285; for the rest of the world: €405 / US$425.
Visa cost for 3 years and more for Arab & African countries: €540 / US$565; for the rest of the world: €810 / US$845.
Visas can be valid for 30 days, 90 days, 3 months - 1 year, 1 year - 2 years, 2 years - 3 years or 3 years and more.
On arrival at the airport or land border.
This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in the USA
Telephone: (202) 232 5700.
Address: , 2129 Leroy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008,
Consulate of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7233 6158.
Address: 235-237 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Carlyle House, London, SW1V 1EJ,
Mon-Thurs 1000-1600, Fri 1000-1400.